Quote Of The Day: “Is It A Win for A Black Woman To Squat On A Football Wearing Fishing Line For A Global Counterculture Brand?”

- By Bossip Staff Categories: Attention Slores, Cakes, Crotchy-licious

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We showed you some footage of Vanessa Veasley’s Supreme Book Vol. 6 earlier this month. Now the “Cakes Model Extraordinaire” is speaking up about how she wrestled with the decision to do the campaign.

In open letter to VIBE.com Vanessa describes how she was nervous about how such a career move would be received:

When I was told I had been submitted for the legendary streetwear apparel brand Supreme Book Vol. 6, I giggled. I thought, “There’s no way they’d pick me…, and if they did there’s no way I’d do it.” I was familiar with photographer Terry Richardson’s work and am a big fan of his. I’ve shot my share of scantily clad glossy images, but Terry’s work is raw, barely retouched and overtly sexual with reoccurring oral fixation references. His collabs with Supreme are risqué on steroids, certainly not the type of shoot you do if you’re trying to please everyone and keep multiple career paths in entertainment open right?

Sorry but we call bullsh*t… this is the same chick that posted up a whole rack of pictures of her in a bikini with zero retouching.

What we did find interesting was Vanessa’s attempt to turn her experience into some kind of “pioneering moment” for black models…

Supreme Vanessa Veasley

The magnitude of being the curviest, darkest, woman to lean against that infamous white wall for the lifestyle brand and retailer didn’t even set in during the shoot…” Vanessa writes, before going on to wax poetic about the warm response she received after anticipating pushback. “I waited for the finger wags and they didn’t come. A part of me had been so mentally prepared to defend this campaign, I wasn’t prepared for the praise. Is it a win for a Black woman to squat on a football wearing fishing line for a global counterculture brand? That’s debatable. The images are dope to me, but it’s my personal win because I did something I wanted for my reasons.”

Supreme Vanessa Veasley

Is this a win for Vanessa? And while Rosa Acosta is Dominican, not black, was Supreme’s selection of Vanessa Veasley really something groundbreaking??? Should black women feel some kind of way about being included or not included in campaigns like these?

You can read Vanessa’s full letter HERE.

We decided to post some of the brand’s past campaigns, and you will find that they are very white for the most part. They’re also some stuff that’s much racier than what Vanessa did. Have a look at the images below:

Comments

  • Hannibal

    ABSOLUTE WIN!

    • Lani

      I love it too! It’s ART. I don’t think she was trying to say it was a win for Black women at all. What I got from her words was she almost didn’t do it cuz she was scared of what people would think, but she’s glad that she did.

    • WIN!!!!!!

      Supreme is a MEN’s line. As a LATINO I spend a lot on their clothes, decks, and hats at the NY store and Iike that they finally used women like Rosa and Vanessa for the brand. Win, win, win!

    • Hmmm...

      Not sure if it’s a win but I like her pictures the most out of the bunch. No homo but I love her butt. It’s like an upside down heart. lol❤

  • AlterEgo

    Her body is a WIN. Absolutely.

    But is THIS kinda gross football pic a win for Black/Brown women everywhere? Nooooooooooooo.

    • kalifa

      some women have no dignity. they will do anything for crumb change.😦

      u never see men doing this type of $hit to make a dollar.

      why is it that women always have to objectify themselves?

      this bubblehead has decided to reject education and instead skin her rusty cooch in order to make a living

      this is a disgrace to all women and the Black community.

    • O_O

      I LOVE this campaign! They are super in your face with sexual energy. Over the top, shocking, and humorous. I don’t think she should’ve tried to defend it. People are either gonna get it, or not.

  • chaka1

    Total exploitation of women

    • deedee_404

      This is not only aethetically unpleasing, it does the product no justice. The person who came up with this “concept” should have been fired. FAIL

    • LOVE IT!

      It’s an international ad campaign. It’s not like some random Facebook skanky pictures. If it were Kate moss hovering above that football we wouldn’t call her a hoe, we’d probably just be asking which red bottoms she has on. I think Black women should open their minds a little. Her doing this ad campaign doesn’t make her any less intelligent or make her a hoe. I want to give her props on this shoot. Does she have a Twitter???

    • How?

      How is this porn? How is she a hoe? If it were a penis and not a football then yeah. It’s racy, but idk I’m not offended at all. I’m from the UK so it takes a lot to shock me.

  • Yashira Rodriguez

    This is degrading I wonder what her daddy thinks if she has one

    • kalifa

      probably the same thing laurence fisburne thinks about his daughter :
      – “man, my daughter is a dumb hoe”
      – “i shoulda worn a rubber that time”

    • Blasian Beauty

      Her dad’s a famous jazz musician. Her family is very artistic. As is this shoot. I don’t have a problem with it. If you got, flaunt it!

  • It's Me

    one word >> HOT

  • Too through

    im just glad at least that much of the football is showing….lol

    • DeE

      The best comment yet!!!

  • Que

    Ewwww, Im a guy, but the Football squating is a lil much.

    But she is beautiful though..

  • GUEST

    I WOULDN’T SAY IT’S DEGRADING TO ALL WOMAN.
    IT’S DEGRADING TO HER. I’M SURE THATS A PIC HER PARENTS CAN PUT ON THE WALL PROUDLY. SMH

  • jayluv

    blinding…how the heck did she manage to sit on the pointed part of the football? SMH…these pics are for the fellas

  • tha best u EVER had(repeat 4X)

    THEY adults AND they getting paid…case closed

    • Mimi

      @ the best u…

      I agree with both of your points. When it comes to a black woman’s sense of sexuality, she can’t win for losing.
      I’m sure that if Supreme had chosen a non-black woman, then I’m sure there would’ve been a black woman out there saying ‘why didn’t they pick a black woman for the campaign?’ It’s d amn if you do, d amn if you don’t.

  • Jus Some Cat

    SHE IS BAD!

    I’ll leave the debate to the rest of yall…

  • Aunt Viv

    I don’t necessarily think it’s a win for Black womn. I recognize we’re striving for equal parity with whites, but my concern with this is that we Black women are already so stereotyped as hypersexualized objects. To me, this only reinforces those stereoptypes.

    That said, she’s beautiful and her body is bananas, so if she wants to, she should flaunt it. But call it for what it is-a sexually suggestive campaign. Groundbreaking, it is not.

    • jANE

      well said

  • CooCooKitty

    LOOKS LIKE THIS SKANK IS SHITTIN THE FOOTBALL OUT,HOW IS THAT A GOOD THING FOR ANY WOMEN BLACK OR WHITE??

  • daisy jay

    It’s a major LOSE in my opinion. I think the the pictures are really unnecessary. Women need to have self respect.
    BUT I will say this…whatever you choose to do (even if it’s bad), be good at it. And Vanessa is doing a good job so far…although the football picture is interesting…

  • BOONDOCKS Disciple

    IT’S NOT A WIN OR A LOSS! IT IS WHAT IT IS….

  • Lawd da Mercy

    Why they didn’t get RZA to take some sleezy pictures? Also THAT football is scratch and sniff! It’s 2010, I’m not offended.

  • NEXT

    Sad

  • REAL REAL TALK

    NOTHIN BUT SOME H?OES

    REAL REAL TALK

  • http://childrenofthenow.wordpress.com childrenofthenow

    Some people want to be covered up, some UNCOVERED. I say “WIN”

  • ThickLikeCornbread

    This is some SICK SH.IT!!!!

  • xclusive

    I Look Better…TOUCHDWN

  • d.

    Dig it!

  • Lovely

    A win? If she wanna degrade her self, then let her. It’s a loss in my eyes.

  • http://bossip.com/297459/twitter-files-unsigned-broad-from-mississippi-claims-trina-bit-her-style-down-to-the-bad-dye-job12006/ kmr1

    Now who wants to toss THAT football around after a Thanksgiving dinner? LOL

  • callitlikeiseeit

    What is she selling? Sadly, we won’t even remember this by this time next year. Or her.

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