This week, Politico despatched its reporters on a vital expedition. So like the right staff that they’re, the employees investigated Kamala Harris’ headphone selections. Politico, after hours of contemplation, concluded that Harris is Bluetooth-phobic.
In brief, Harris doesn’t like AirPods — she’s afraid of them. Three former marketing campaign aides mentioned that Harris has lengthy felt that Bluetooth headphones are a safety danger. So to keep away from Bluetooth fully, Harris solutions her cellphone with wired headphones in homage to the unique iPod accent.
Politico’s suspicions arose again in 2020 after Harris congratulated Joe Biden on their — not his — victory. “We did it, Joe,” Harris mentioned when information retailers formally declared Harris/Biden victorious.
“In the oft meme-d video of Harris calling JOE BIDEN last November to congratulate him on winning the election, she can be seen holding the tangle of wires from her headphone,” the outlet writes.
Harris wore the identical headphones, not less than the identical mannequin, in a current interview with The View.
Before you mock Harris — as I’ve — take into account this: she could also be onto one thing.
Trendsetters are additionally rising more and more cautious of AirPods. Last month, the Wall Street Journal discovered that wired headphones have re-emerged in reputation. It seems AirPods’ meteoric rise damage the product alongside the best way. AirPods at the moment are too widespread to be cool.
“AirPods have become too widespread to be cool,” the WSJ studies. “So, maybe inevitably, contrarian trendsetters are reviving some historical expertise: corded headphones. Fashionable younger celebrities together with Bella Hadid, Lily-Rose Depp and Zoë Kravitz have been photographed strutting round city with blatantly corded headphones.
“An Instagram account called @wireditgirls has sprung up to document these cords in the wild. And TikTokers record videos that offer both practical reasons and more philosophical justifications for plugging back in.”
Plus, who is aware of — possibly spies are listening in on our Bluetooth conversations? Even these late-night Friday tell-alls.