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)?

Comments

  • YaYa

    BLACK HISTORY FACT

    Bessie Coleman
    (1892-1926)

    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

  • Chitown

    I don’t buy any magazines anymore. I just go on the internet.

  • real black is chocolate f'ck fake azz bullsh't!!!! real nikka aka Gmen

    WHO GIVES SH’T WHO GIVES F’CK ABOUT WHITE BULLSH’T!???

  • E$

    WHo cares, Vanity Fair has never seen my Black dollars

  • http://ticketstubz.blogspot.com CF

    damn shame…

  • desiree sanchez

    A couple of things. Seems to me they just had your boy, Tiger, on the cover. Also, Ebony, Jet, Essence sure don’t have alot of white coverage. And, to my knowledge, those are the big black three. So, get over it. What a waste of time. Never enough. Never enough. Never enough. That is the underlying mantra..

  • Shutup

    It’s a WHITE magazine featuring WHITE people. Why do you care?

  • SUE

    sO NOW WHAT NEED TO HAPPEN IS ESSENCE NEEDS TO GET A YOUNG HOLLYWOOD EDITION WITH ALL BLACKS ON THE COVER TO COMPETE LETS SEE WHO CAN SELL THE MOST MAGAZINES
    ANY BETS…ANYBODY…BETS

  • SUE

    Y ARE THEY NOT BANKABLE BECAUSE WE HAVE LET WHITE PEOPLE TELL US FOR FAR TO LONG WHAT THE STANDards are OR WHAT THEY SHOULD BE. tHI IS COMING TO AN END REAL SOON THATS WHY THE COVER HAS ALL WHITE GIRLS ON SHOCK AND AW ALL WAYS SELLS

  • SUE

    THIS CAUSE A STIR WITH AMERICANS WE LIKE CONTROVERSY THATS WHAT SELLS AMERICA LIKE WARS.

  • samech

    We can’t get on Vanity, Robin Thicke can’t get on Vibe. DEAL!

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