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Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskiy and his wife Olena Zelenska attend the funeral ceremony of Ukraine’s first president Leonid Kravchuk, in Kyiv, Ukraine, May 17, 2022. REUTERS/Viacheslav Ratynskyi TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
UKRAINE – A wave of support for Olena Zelenska. In social networks, many women reproduce the pose of the Ukrainian First Lady, under fire from critics after doing a shoot for the magazine hip with her husband, President Volodymyr Zelensky.
This is a publication by the photographer of hip Annie Leibovitz that angered some internet users. Tuesday, July 26, the artist shared on Twitter the front page of the magazine dedicated to Olena Zelenska. “Portrait of bravery” is written on the cover, next to the First Lady sitting on the marble steps.
First Lady Olena Zelenska, Kyiv, Ukraine, July 2022 / For @voguemagazine To Be Featured In Vogue Magazine, October… https://t.co/cOYZpsIRTv
—Annie Leibovitz (@annieleibovitz)
On the same day, the site published a long interview with the latter, which was decorated with many photos: Olena Zelenska in the middle of tired soldiers, in her husband’s arms or holding his hand.
But many netizens see this as an unfortunate set-up as the war in Ukraine enters its sixth month, as you can see in the tweets below.
in the middle of the war @ZelenskyyUa takes the pill… In fashion covers with this princess… https://t.co/hhNGUqHRW1
— 100% General de Gaulle 🎖️🇫🇷🏅 (@20229Camp)
But what is this bor***l? What indecency “your people are dying? Come on, photo from @vogue” abje… https://t.co/AwuiuwG3bS
— GG974 🇫🇷#zemmourtoujours🇫🇷 (@EXOSSAR)
President Zelensky and his wife Olena Zelenska pose on the cover of Vogue and talk about their daily life in… https://t.co/wVT0Bdjjiw
— Roland56100 ♦️🇫🇷🇮🇱🇧🇪 (@roland56100)
#VOGUE highlights #Zelensky. In the middle of the war against Russia, he found time to pose and present his wife to us… https://t.co/arWDmaLdro
— 🎈Mormach (@mormach)
In response to these criticisms, Olena Zelenska’s supporters responded and launched the hashtag “sitlikeagirl” (“sit like a girl”). Under this keyword, Ukrainian women took the pose of Olena Zelenska on the front page of hip.
Among these supports is the particular Ukrainian Women’s march that defends this shooting that presents the first woman “as a person, as a subject of action, and not as a counterpart to her husband” . The police, journalists, activists, or anonymous have a snub to all detractors.
Перша леди Олена Зеленська на обкладинци Vogue — це гаташнё лице часть з нас. Адже наразі українка — це вп… https://t.co/sf6cjEgfIS
— Патрульна Полиция (@patrolpoliceua)
Say goodbye to stereotypes. In response to the hate Olena Zelenska received after her recent Vogue photoshoot,… https://t.co/ZMvETrSBEz
— KyivPost (@KyivPost)
In a long article dedicated to her, Olena Zelenska looks back on her daily life since the start of the war and the fateful night of February 24, 2022. “The past few months have been the worst in my life, and the worst in the life of all Ukrainians. In all honesty, I don’t think anyone realizes our ability to fight back emotionally., declared someone who knows who prefers to stay in the shadows. He said above all to wait” looking forward to victory” and did there is no doubt that (Ukraine) will win”.
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