Vogue has Zelensky and his wife on the new digital cover of their magazine. However, the public are strongly condemning the timing of the photoshoot and the inclusion of the president in the latest issue.
Ukraine president receives tons of backlash
Right now, the intentions of Vogue to bring the current crisis in Ukraine may be the best and the worst thing they’ve decided to do. Thus far, many social media users are calling the latest initiative as tone deaf.
While the intentions are pure, the timing of the photoshoot seems inappropriate to most. Presently, the current crisis will no doubt be recognized by the public in the forms of millions.
However, to pose on the cover of Vogue is not the idea people were getting to solve the current war between Russia and Ukraine.
Zelensky graces the Vogue cover
To date, Russia invaded Ukraine quite suddenly and without warning. Thus far, many soldiers have been lost while many historical buildings have been destroyed in Ukraine.
Currently, the Vogue pictures of Zelensky and his wife has gone viral and many seem to have their opinion on the matter. Whatever the intention, it still seems a bit out of touch to have a photoshoot amid a war.
Here are some of the responses to the Vogue photoshoot that has since gone viral.
Ukraine is doing everything it can to keep Western focus on the tragedy unfolding in their country and for the Western public to keep supporting weapon shipments to Kyiv.— Visegrád 24 (@visegrad24) July 27, 2022
People who complain about Olena Zelenska’s Vogue-shoot don’t understand why she did it. pic.twitter.com/1tipR4EJiL
i didn’t know my tax dollars went to vogue https://t.co/maUhvxckSE— vo (@vanillaopinions) July 27, 2022
His country is burning and he is doing photoshoot for Vogue magazine, this is Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky pic.twitter.com/I0FQ1OV5SR— Boiled Anda 🥚🇮🇳 (@AmitLeliSlayer) July 28, 2022
While the frustration of the public is justified, the first lady opened up about how the current war is impacting her and her family.
As reported by The Independent, Olena Zelenska shared that she was upset when her husband wanted to run for president. Among some of this frustration lies in drastic changes in their lives will go in. This included being in the limelight.
“I knew there was going to be a lot of work for me, and I was right,”
So far, the challenges on the Zelensky family have been tough. But, Olena shared that its especially tough for the Ukrainian president. Who has been unable to see his family for security reasons.
“He’s having a much harder time in this regard. He suffers. And then my kids do, too, because they can’t see each other.”
To find out more about the recent magazine issue, read the full Vogue issue.