Vice President Kamala Harris, known for her speeches, once again found herself at the center of controversy following her remarks at the 2023 Essence Festival of Culture. Here’s what happened.
Mockery and Scrutiny
While discussing topics such as small businesses and abortion, Harris attempted to define culture but left many confused and critical of her comments.
As social media erupted with reactions, Harris became the subject of mockery and scrutiny, further highlighting the challenges she faces as a public speaker.
Rambling About Culture
During her appearance, Harris offered her perspective on culture, stating, “Culture is — it is a reflection of our moment and our time. Right? And present culture is the way we express how we’re feeling about the moment and we should always find times to express how we feel about the moment. That is a reflection of joy. Because you know … it comes in the morning.”
As laughter accompanied her words, Harris continued, “We have to find ways to also express the way we feel about the moment in terms of just having language and a connection to how people are experiencing life. And I think about it in that way, too.”
These remarks immediately drew criticism and confusion from social media users.
Many compared her statement to a child attempting to give a book report on a book they hadn’t read.
Others found it cringe-worthy and emptily delivered.
Harris has faced similar criticism in the past, where her speeches have been described as confusing and lacking substance.
In April, during a speech about abortion rights, Harris once again left people puzzled.
Her words, such as “to see the moment in time in which we exist and are present, and to be able to contextualize it, to understand where we exist in the history and the moment as it relates not only to the past but the future,” garnered ridicule and comparisons to a boring corporate HR seminar.
These incidents have led to public figures expressing their disapproval of Harris’s performance as Vice President.
Lacking Authenticity According to Some
Jeanine Pirro, a prominent figure, criticized Harris for not making it easier for other women to come forward and prove their capabilities.
Pirro went on to say, “I don’t know what the **** she is talking about whenever she opens her mouth. And you know what? Her poll numbers are lower than Joe’s poll numbers! So, I understand why they feel the need to keep her given that she was picked because of identity politics.”
The challenges Harris faces as a woman in a position of power are further amplified by her public speaking style, which some perceive as ineffective and lacking authenticity.
Several social media users shared their thoughts on the incident.
One Twitter user wrote, “Seems she is following in Joe’s footsteps of rambling!”
Another user added, “She speaks like I’m trying to hit a word count in an essay.”
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