Thursday, October 15, 2009
blackface rears it's ugly head...again
thanks to daily beast i learned french vogue did a spread of dutch supermodel Lara Stone in blackface (that's her to the left with her real skin color). apparently the 14-pg spread is supposed to celebrate her funny teeth & the fact that she's not super skinny (read another article that said she's a size 4...so she's not anorexic, but she's still pretty skinny)...wonder if in the hours of putting makeup on her to brown her up if anybody thought, jeez, we coulda just hired someone this color!...THE QUESTION REMAINS IS IT ART OR DISRESPECT?? i think the latter. especially since there are so many black models that are never even given a shot bc of their color, body, etc.
the daily beast article here