Kamala Shows Her Ignorance

Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

Is this what you expect from a VP?

Vice President Kamala Harris’s week got off to a rocky start after she gave an interview in New Orleans under a banner that misspelled “Louisiana.”

After attending the Essence Fest, a music and culture event with a focus on social issues, especially those affecting Black women, Harris sat down for an interview to discuss current affairs, including the overturning of Roe V. Wade, memes, and the appointment of the first Black woman on the Supreme Court.

But throughout the 30-minute interview, Harris never addressed the spelling error behind her, which spelled the city as “Louisiana,” forgetting the first “i” in the state’s name.

However, despite the Vice President not acknowledging the typo, social media was abuzz with people pointing out the error as a summary of her time in her role.
One user tweeted: “It’s a perfect metaphor for her entire administration.”

Despite the call-outs, many came out in defense of Harris, saying that the error shouldn’t be the takeaway of the 30-minute session that covered serious topics, including the Supreme Court ruling that removed federal protection of abortion.

Instead, her supporters pointed out how Harris has constantly been vilified for minor mishaps that distract from her overall message.

This could be the case in Harris’s Essence Fest appearance — as she had no control over the signage — but many have pointed out that scrutiny on the VP has been warranted given her frequent use of word salad and her abandoning her role as border czar amid an ongoing crisis at the Southern border.