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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

French Vogue does blackface for supermodel issue

Via Craig Brimm of kiss my black ads



According to this site (also courtesy of Craig):
The roster — including Kate Moss, Kristen McMenamy, Yasmin Le Bon, Eva Herzigova, Claudia Schiffer, Anna Selezneva, Diane Kruger, Constance Jabloski, and Eniko Mihalik — is entirely white. No black or Asian models made the cut. But they hired Lara — and her curves — in the spirit of inclusiveness, right?
I guess any white model with the right shade of brown paint works just as well...

I'm not really sure what the intended effect for this is, but as I've said before intent is inconsequential.  I'm just really really sick of having this same conversation every time something like this appears.  I mean, didn't we just do this?  Oh yeah.  We did.

2 comments:

GreenishBlue said...

W. T. F?

LOLA said...

Vogue (and the modeling industry) hates black people SO much that they won't even HIRE an actual black model..they color their precious, waifish WHITE models black.

F*ck Vogue. F*ck the fashion industry. TOO many black people throw their money into this racist industry and it's a shame. Use your hard earned money for companies and establishments that welcome you. Not those that constantly leave you out and turn you into a joke.