White House cautions US Vice President’s niece Meena Harris

Since Kamala Harris has now entered the White House, her associates are getting concerned about the ethical aspects of the promotional pattern being used by Meena Harris and a White House legal team has cautioned her not to “build her brand” by using the US Vice President’s name.

Harris is a lawyer-turned-entrepreneur enjoying over 8 lakh followers on Instagram, where her posts range from political to personal. She is the author of many children’s books, including one titled “Kamala and Maya’s Big Idea”. Her latest book, “Ambitious Girl,” was released the night before her aunt was sworn in as the first female vice president and woman of color in the US. After the election, White House lawyers had told the younger Harris she could not produce any more products bearing the VP’s name or likeness, according to LA Times. Meena’s book bearing her aunt’s first name, and with a brand sweatshirt carrying the print “Vice President Aunty,” are not allowed under existing ethics rules, an official told LA Times. Despite federal lawyers briefing 36-year-old Meena on the new rules to be followed, she still flew on a private plane to the inauguration and shared the trip on Instagram, the report said.

Even before her aunt won the US elections in tandem with now US President Joe Biden, she was criticised for an infamous post on Navratri where she had distorted a picture of Goddess Durga and added a ‘Navratri is Lit’ line.