Debbie Wasserman Schultz Vogue Magazine Photo Gets Criticisms
The latest October 2012 issue of the glamorous Vogue Magazine had Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s photo as one of their models wearing a dress with a tag price of $2,000. While there should be nothing wrong about posing for a magazine like Vogue, the fact that she is a Democrat representing the state of Florida in the Congress stirs criticisms from various people.
Democrats and Republicans have long been in battle in various political issues. As a Democrat, Schultz should be seen to be supporting for the middle class. In fact, in one of her interviews, the Florida Congresswoman was once quoted citing the main difference between the two political parties.
“We must expose the stark difference between the Democrats fighting for the middle class and Republicans fighting for the elite and the ultra-wealthy,” she said.
In her Vogue Magazine’s stint, Debbie Schultz’s photo, tagged as “The Voice”, was dubbed as ‘unrecognizable’ by many. The 46-year old Florida Democrat Congresswoman looked like half of her age in the pictures. Talk about Photoshop and the aesthetic effects that most picture editing software have.
In the Vogue Magazine article, she was introduced as a woman with a busy schedule who needs a lot of costume changes due to her various activities which includes running the Democratic National Convention (DNC), serving as congresswoman, managing a softball team, and becoming a mother to her three kids. She was said to have also talked about her health, especially on how she handled her treatment of her breast cancer 4 years ago in 2008.
“To run the DNC in a presidential year, serve in the congressional leadership, manage a softball team, and be a mother to three…requires preternatural energy, as well as a large number of costume changes,” the introductory statement says, according to The Hill, which also described her as the “Jewish Mother of Congress” known for her concern for the welfare of her staffs.
One of the critics is New York designer Bradley Scott who said that Schultz’s Vogue Magazine stint is not for the middle class as what she is portraying as a Democrat. He described the Democrat Congresswoman’s posing, wearing a $2000 Roland Mouret dress in one picture, as a form of hypocrisy despite being known as the “crusader of the poor”.
Despite the various criticisms thrown at her, Debbie Schultz found support from her Director of Communications, Jonathan Beeton, who defended her saying that there’s nothing really wrong about his boss’ Vogue Magazine stint.
“Debbie Wasserman Schultz really is many working Moms throughout the country. They are at their kids’ softball practice in a T-shirt and shorts. They’re at work in asuit. In the times that they’re able to go out for a special occasion, they can put on a nice dress,” Beeton told in an interview with Buzzfeed.