I Have Been Hoodwinked, Bambozzled and I Am Mad as Hell!!!

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Let me preface this by saying I am in no way a racist. What I expected from this magazine is exactly wanted it stated on the cover, an all black issue. After reviewing this magazine, you will find that there are about 30 pages maybe a little more of the black models whose names are mentioned on the cover. All of the ads in the magazine are of white women. I just dont get it. This magazine left me hanging. Is it only me, why is there so much nudity. I was thinking, I would see these divas in high fashion couture. Not Tocarro's big ass breast hanging out. I want my money back. Done ranting.. Later Bellas

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15 comments:

B said...

You aren't the only one, sis. I hear a lot of disgruntled beauty/fashion folx are upset at the over-abundance of ads displaying White women. But that's how Vogue is normally. And I would have soooo loved to see my girls with some clothes on. A lot of folx already have the perception that Black women are over-sexualized. It sucks that some of these spreads may prove that.

July 30, 2008 at 9:02 PM
SuzieC said...

Why am I not surprised about the ads. I was wondering the same thing about Tocarra's pic. I still haven't gotten my copy yet...I think I need to order it.

July 30, 2008 at 9:08 PM
AnnaBanna said...

i have been wanting this mag but i'm like suziec, why am i not surprised? but maybe they're showcasing us nude to show how beautiful we are as we are & that they're only good to showcase clothing? lol i dunno...just a thought :)

July 30, 2008 at 10:55 PM
Amina said...

yes, there has been a lot of discussion about this issue. I didn't purchase it because..oh well...i can live without it.
Some folks were saying that instead of doing an all black issue, they should work more on having more blacks on the runways, better paid, etc...

July 30, 2008 at 10:59 PM
Seymone said...

This is just sad. Why do we as black women have to objectified like this. I can't recall the model I heard saying this but she said modeling for african american women is like modern day prostitution.

On another note, It's being said that Obama was the reasoning behind this issue of the magazine to boost his ratings. That is why The Black Issue of the Vogue Italia will be on stands until November.

I told myself that I was not going to get into politics on this blog. I don't want to scare my readers away.. LOL

July 30, 2008 at 11:35 PM
Seymone said...

Amina: The money for models is not in runway its in commerical ads. That is where the real money is.

July 30, 2008 at 11:37 PM
MakeupByRenRen said...

o man...i guess it was too good to be true...i'm still over here trying to snag a copy!

July 31, 2008 at 11:39 AM
<3 Shawnta said...

RMAOLOL!!!!!!!
I thought it was Vogue and not King Magazine.
I will not support them prostituting us. From the first time I saw those pics of Miss Triple D over there I knew it was done dada. There not even tasteful.
That bit about Obama......I'm speechless :0

August 1, 2008 at 10:30 AM
Roselyn said...

oh wow, i'm going to have to check this out asap... but honestly, im not too surprised that they would even try and present it that way. vogue does piss me off at times.

August 1, 2008 at 3:01 PM
Jamila said...

I am sooo feeling you! I was sorely disappointed when all of the photos I ran across showed a bunch of half naked women. Is it really like that Vogue? Is that how you think the world sees us women of color? So sad...

August 1, 2008 at 4:19 PM
B said...

Okay I just got it today and you couldn't be more right.

August 1, 2008 at 5:47 PM
Seymone said...

I am telling you guys this shit makes me angry as hell because I have a little girl and these magazines create images in little girls minds that u have to be stick thin and whorish..

I am so sick of the media and the people behind it all such as BET and the fact that if ur dark skin( whether male or female)and u go on 106 and park u cant be on the mainstage unless ur wearing something revealing etc. I will do a post about this.. It is so sad.

August 1, 2008 at 7:57 PM
MakeupByRenRen said...

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August 5, 2008 at 12:14 AM
yummy411 said...

wow.. is all i can say. when i saw the preview pics i was thinking.. where's all of the couture clothing? and avante gard (sp?) makeup? oh well......

August 7, 2008 at 6:55 PM
Anjela @ BlaqVixenBeauty said...

Don't get me started on that...the first time I saw Toccarra's spread, I was like, "That is not the way to go!" I didn't get that and I didn't get the fact that the ads didn't feature African American women...it was supposed to be an ALL-BLACK issue...we still have a way to go. I just hope they get it right next time! It's not like they couldn't get any black models because there's plenty of them, both veteran and up-and-coming!

August 8, 2008 at 10:43 PM
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