Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Your Black News: Vanity Fair Cover Considered Racist

Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair

One thing magazines love to do is call dibs on who will be the new "It" celebrities in the year to come. Sometimes they pick stars whose careers are destined to take off, occasionally they make incredible calls with near-nobodies who later become A-listers, and usually the majority of their picks fade into oblivion. While we'd like to think celeb bible Vanity Fair puts a great deal of thought and planning into its annual "New Hollywood" issue, this year the editors really limited their scope when it came to choosing the next big stars. (Or perhaps they overemphasized the "Fair"? ) Every woman on its new cover is extremely thin and very, very white. Unless Vanity Fair considers one redhead to be diversity, we feel the need to cry foul.

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Layna said...

You are correct. Those are the whitest white women that they could find. They are saying very directly that THEY are the future and that we are not! I have a daughter and I want her to know that they are not the only people that are beautiful in the world. I want her to know that she is beautiful which is why I do not allow her to watch shows that always depict white girls as beautiful.

Anonymous said...

leave those white women alone...
they are made for the black man to enjoy!