Volodymyr Zelensky and his spouse, Olena Zelenska, have graced the quilt of Vogue … one thing many really feel has crossed the road into vainness territory amid the continuing conflict.
The presidential couple is featured in a digital version of the magazine that is all about Olena and her function within the battle with Russia — it is titled, “Portrait of Bravery: Ukraine’s First Girl Olena Zelenska” with images by Annie Leibovitz. It is a full-blown profile of her … in addition to her husband, the Ukrainian Prez.
In fact, there are additionally a good quantity of images of every of them all through — together with single pictures of Olena, and ones the place they’re collectively … holding palms and/or posing all through what appears to be the Mariinsky Palace in Kyiv.
Quite a lot of onerous points are addressed within the story, little question, and ya gotta determine the intention is to convey extra consciousness to the trigger. All the identical, the actual fact the Zelenskys signed up for this within the first place is getting backlash — with of us saying this comes throughout as tone-deaf.
Additionally … the truth that a famed celeb photog shot them for Vogue right here is not misplaced on the lots both. AL has captured probably the most well-known faces on digital camera, bar none.
From a fundamental optics stance, there’s an argument this is not an excellent look … particularly to Ukrainian troopers within the subject who’re placing their lives on the road. Others are criticizing it for political causes it appears … in any case, it is getting a collective side-eye on Twitter.
Granted, this sense of resentment for a few of Zelensky’s selections by way of this time has been effervescent for some time now. Not everybody was on board with him beaming into the Grammys earlier this 12 months — ditto for the circuit of worldwide speeches he is been making recently.
Primarily, some see a variety of that as him turning this disaster into the Zelensky present — whereas in search of press and pats on the again alongside the best way — that is the cynical view, anyway.
We’re positive there are a variety of Ukrainians who might need no drawback with this by any means … and if it in the end advantages the nation in combating Putin, maybe it is all gravy. Eye of the beholder, we suppose.