Kamala Harris’ ‘Future is Female’ $13 socks seen in niece Meena’s viral TikTok video causes demand to skyrocket
Kamala Harris is enjoying some viral TikTok fame as she is just days away from being sworn in as the first female vice president of the United States. Meena Harris, her niece, posted a video on the video-sharing platform on Wednesday -- celebrating the House of Representatives' move to impeach President Donald J. Trump for a second time.
The blue and white crew socks Kamala is wearing in the video are emblazoned with the words 'The Future Is Female' and are manufactured by a company called Gumball Poodle, Glamour reported. The company boasts that its socks are made in the United States and retail for $13 on its website. Gumball Poodle noted that there's an increased demand for the socks, which may lead to some temporary shipping delays.
After sharing the video on TikTok, where it garnered millions of views, Meena Harris posted the same to Instagram and Twitter. The Vice President-elect is seen at the start of the video talking to someone else out of the frame when her niece begins speaking. "Auntie, I got you a gift," Meena says. "Im-peach-mints!"
Kamala takes a second to process the joke before Meena hands her a jar of peach-flavored mints and the duo burst into laughter. Kamala Harris will reportedly be sworn in by Justice Sonia Sotomayor, the first Latina Supreme Court Justice. According to ABC News, she will use two bibles during the ceremony -- one she previously used for other swearing-in ceremonies, as well as the one that belonged to Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall.
Earlier today, MEAWW reported how Meena Harris had lashed out against those who were trolling her uncle for becoming the first "Second Gentleman" of the nation — a landmark title that was created after her aunt became the first woman to hold the second-highest office in the land as well as first the first woman of color and of Asian-American descent to do so.
"The little insecure men saying that 'Second Gentleman' is emasculating prove just how much we all need to see and normalize — GASP! — men supporting powerful women," Meena wrote on Twitter, hours after her uncle, Doug Emhoff, got his newly created 'Second Gentleman' Twitter account.
The little insecure men saying that “Second Gentleman” is emasculating prove just how much we all need to see and normalize — GASP! — men supporting powerful women.— Meena Harris (@meenaharris) January 17, 2021
Meena is a children's book author and a mother to two young daughters. She shares the same birthday as Kamala Harris and was extremely close to her grandmother Shyamala Gopalan Harris when the latter was alive. "She was deliberate, and I know this may seem cliché, but she was deliberate about teaching us that we could be anything, that we could do anything," Meena told Glamour. "And we were really made to believe that."
"I had a 17-year-old single mom," Meena told Harper's Bazaar of her grandmom. "So I got to see her go to law school. I got to see her go through her first law firm job. And same [with] Kamala. I saw so much of my mother and my aunt, and them becoming powerful women in the world starting in their 20s. I had a front-row seat for all of it."