WASHINGTON – Author and activist Marianne Williamson criticized Vogue on Tuesday for not including her in an article profiling the women running for president, claiming that the magazine is not the "gatekeeper" of who gets to run for president.
"The framers of the Constitution were very clear about who's qualified to run for president, and they did not make any media, certainly not Vogue magazine, the gatekeeper here," Williamson said during an interview on CNN.
Vogue's article features interviews with Sens. Kamala Harris, Amy Klobuchar, Kirsten Gillibrand and Elizabeth Warren and Rep. Tulsi Gabbard. In addition, a number of photos of the five women together were released with the story featuring the women of the 2020 presidential race.
In a statement to CNN, Vogue said they are "in no way discrediting Marianne Williamson and all she's accomplished."
"For the photo, Vogue wanted to highlight the five female lawmakers who bring a collective 40 years of political experience to this race," the statement continued.
Williamson said she first saw the article "online like everybody else did." Although she is mentioned in the article, Williamson said that "nobody talked to me" about the article.
"When we asked about it, we were told the decision was to make it only about the elected officials," she said.