What’s Wrong With This Picture? Vanity Fair Doesn’t Care About Black People

- By Bossip Staff Categories: Hollyweird, Magazine Covers, News

You mean to tell us — in all of Hollywood, they couldn’t find one Black, Latina, Native-American, Asian, multi-racial actress on the rise worthy of this group??? SERIOUSLY??? Don’t get us wrong, Vanity Fair has traditionally kept it pretty milky when it comes to their Young Hollywood issue over the years, but we thought they were on the road to progress after they featured both Zoe Saldana and America Ferrara in their 2008 lineup. Pop the hood for photos from both issues.

Mind you, Zoe and America didn’t even make the front cover in 2008, they slid those two into the inset and gave Emily Blunt, Jessical Biel, Amy Adams and Anne Hathaway all the shine. Funny enough VF included Zoe Kravitz, Selena Gomez and Vanessa Hudgens in a profile on young up-and-coming actresses for last month’s issue, but it wasn’t a cover story! Will things ever change at Vanity Fair??? Should we stop buying these magazines until they diversify their covers (and not just by putting Tiger on front street)?


  • YaYa


    Bessie Coleman

    Known to an admiring public as “Queen Bess,” Bessie Coleman was the first black woman ever to fly an airplane and the first African American to earn an international pilot’s license. During her brief yet distinguished career as a performance flier, she appeared at air shows and exhibitions across the United States, earning wide recognition for her aerial skill, her dramatic flair and her tenacity. But the thrill of stunt flying and the admiration of cheering crowds were only part of Coleman’s dream. Forced for a time to work as a laundress and manicurist to make ends meet, Coleman never lost sight of her childhood vow to one day “amount to something.”

  • MissyT

    Why is this even a shocker. They don’t want women of colour on their covers because they probably believe that “the masses” don’t want to see it. SMH

  • Jay the Real One

    So, whats new?

  • FacedOn

    This is not news to anyone. They don’t think that black people exist so why include them n their white cover.

  • serene

    stop buying nearly all magazines along time ago. I only look at em at the hair salon or the doc office lol…..

    and i’m not surprised…infact, i’m surprised ur surprised

  • http://perryone779@yahoo,com rose by any other name # 9304026339482056536 ™

    Then they get mad when we get our own sh-t!!

  • blactitan

    this is Barak Obama’s post racial America.
    Dolphin Olympics

    there you can have all the fun in the world with no discrimination in sight.

  • http://perryone779@yahoo,com rose by any other name # 9304026339482056536 ™

    As soon as i see a mag or anything with all white .. i skip over that mess if it aint no black in it.. im out!!

  • Aunt Viv

    Not surprising, but ridiculous nonetheless. All that whiteness on the cover is blinding me. VF will not see a dime from me. NEXT!

  • NYC

    No surprise here, disappointment but no surprise…

  • B

    why do you care?

  • Leave Your Socks On

    People still buy magazines?

  • Virgo06'

    @B, please rewrite that mumbo jumbo

  • http://perryone779@yahoo,com rose by any other name # 9304026339482056536 ™

    Why do i care.. Gotdammit i dont care thats why i wont buy it.. mf-ers kill me with this racist crap.. I WONT BUT THE SH-T.. so what!!

  • huh

    did we forget it is called vanity FAIR
    ummm read between the lines
    enough said

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