As Russia continues to strike Ukraine, Ukrainian President and his wife grace Vogue Magazine’s recent issue.
I love them ❤️ 🇺🇦Olena Zelenska and Volodymyr Zelenskyy photographed by Annie Leibovitz, 2022. pic.twitter.com/SEKHVMmc5v
— Jolie Mack 🇨🇦🇺🇦 (@joliemackdotcom) July 26, 2022
People have a mixed reaction to the war themed photoshoot. While some social media users complimented the photographs and called them “powerful”, others pointed out that the photoshoot only goes to show the power of the privileged.
I love the Vogue cover with Olena Zelenska not because it is just beautiful piece of work, but because I am as Ukrainian woman can relate to it.
She is as woman is not standing in classic women poses for covers.
— 🇺🇦 anastasiia (@anastasiiayef) July 27, 2022
As war destroys the lives of thousands a day in the Ukraine and Russia, @voguemagazine, @ZelenskyyUa and his wife, Olga, decided now would be the perfect time to do a photo shoot. This is abhorrent. Showcasing their safety and privilege while people suffer. pic.twitter.com/LeD6q5gVcE
— Queen Elizabeth Ruler of the Isles of Zorn (@FaerieWhings) July 27, 2022
Many people are confused about the point of a Vogue Photoshoot during a war.
Read More: Peace or justice? The European split over the war in Ukraine
Zelensky is also a former actor and his latest photoshoot has triggered many people to raise questions about his priorities as the President of a country which is devastated by war.
Back in May, questions were also raised when Zelensky invited Bono, the front man of an Irish rock band, for a mini concert in Ukraine, while the Russian forces continued to attack Ukraine.
Many point out that the Western Pseudo-liberals are defending Zelensky while these were the very people who criticized and attacked Imran Khan for a diplomatic visit to Russia at the onset of War.