This is one of the most insulting things that I have ever seen, it makes me so mad I actually want to cry. I can’t believe magazines think that they can just dip a woman in brown paint, give her clothes from my culture to put on for a couple hours and then have audacity to call her an “African Queen”. Growing up I heard every joke about Africans and saw the negative stereotypes portrayed by the media that tried to make me feel so bad about where I come from. Yet Ive noticed when fashion magazine want to do spreads portraying poise and exoticness they often turn to Africa ( and many other foreign continents/nations) proving time and again that Africa is more than the negative images you see in the media) but this time, to try and take parts of my beautiful culture just to have white women play the role of an “African Queen” proves that beauty cannot be seen in our countries/cultures unless it is represented by White people.
That’s crazy. When the hell are they going to LEARN?
Did no one read the photographer’s reply?
Where is it at? Is it an apology or them coming up with an excuse?
It’s at the bottom, both an apologt and an explanation. It seemed quite sincere to me.
That actually sounds like crap, because that’s more than a tan and they put a curly wig on her as symbolic of African textured hair. Like no way in hell you can be grown and not know how anything they thought up would be offensive.
I was cycling home and this f****** douchebag in a Prius tried to run me off the road so I pulled the glass bottle out of my bike bottle holder and threw it at his car…
Honestl dude I wanted this guy to start some shit. Like I was rearing for a fight. My cars broken down and I loathe myself for it. I got n a big fught with my mom this week over some stupid shit. Tonight o got yelled at for five hours on and ff fr shit that wasbt my fault. I was ready to just lay into this little bitch you don’t even know.
Breathe. Woosa. It’s ok. As long as you are ok. Is all that matters. Sometimes I want to just level a fuckers head, but then I just calm myself down.
I was cycling home and this f****** douchebag in a Prius tried to run me off the road so I pulled the glass bottle out of my bike bottle holder and threw it at his car and it smashed on the back windshield. So this fuckwe gets out of his car and tries to fight me I pull out my u lock and say “come on dude I’ll bash your f****** skull in just give me a reason. you’re in a Prius and you literally stopped in front of me, a cyclist, to get out of your car and fight me and attack me I think it’s pretty obvious how this is going to go down in court. Give me a reason” On top of all this I had one of the shittiest nights I’ve ever had at work and I was ready to bash motherfuckers skull in. And now I’m sitting on my couch watching anime and getting plastered because I had just been one of the shittiest nights of my life.
Goddamn Prius drivers. And Im sorry you had a bad night, but at least you are ok now homie. well uh, safe.