WTF???: Model Does Black Face for French Vogue

- By Bossip Staff

We don’t give a damn if white people think this mess is couture or whatever. We are getting tired of the excuse that it’s used in so called “appropriate manners!” French Vogue did a shoot with Dutch model Lara Stone in this mess and people are sh*ttin bricks.

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What Klein and Roitfeld should know — as the producers of the Australian programHey, Hey, It’s Saturday also should have known — is that painting white people black for the entertainment of other white people is offensive in ways that stand entirely apart from cultural context. France and Australia may not have the United States’ particular history of minstrel shows as a form of popular entertainment going back to the 19th century, but something about the act of portraying a white woman as black ought to sound an alarm, somewhere.


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  • Hannibal

  • kerry

    She is not in blackface. She has some kind of makeup on making her look darker (and better).

  • Jay the Real One

    she look purple to me and this is not ‘blackface’ as we know it. she is unattractive either way

  • Nique


    Why you gotta say all that??

    This is not a good look on Vogues or the models part. If they wanted a “black” model, maybe they shouldve hired a REAL one!

  • Black King

    y didnt they just get a real black woman… always imitating

  • TMoney253

    Damn Hannibal, that was racist but I gotta agree.

  • Hannibal



  • GoodKarma4Me

    White ppl look scary as f*ck in black face

  • Rihanna's sharp n pointy witchy fingernails took the oath

    @ hannibal
    everything you’ve ever said on her is an opinion. fact is, alek wek IS attractive to people, just not you. Stop being so self-centered and bring some information people can benefit from. You’re pretty much a waste and a big mouth.

  • Divine

    Black or white, that model’s face is not cute….



  • as seen on t.v.

    this is offensive and no surprise…the fashion world has always made it clear what they think of black models and this just proves that they have no respect for black people and don’t value us as viable consumers….

  • Rihanna's sharp n pointy witchy fingernails took the oath

    @ Nique
    No. I am not calling it art.

  • drenk

    I say Alek wek does white face now, lil bit of patience and whole lot of white out should do the trick

  • I'm Just Me: Keeping It Real Since 1983

    This is such a shame…why couldn’t they get a black model to do it and why do white people insult us so much and then try so hard to be like us? I am not really into the modeling world but I KNOW there is a black model out there that could have done just as decent a job! This is really sad.

  • Rihanna's sharp n pointy witchy fingernails took the oath

    @ Hannibal
    what you say is an opinion and what I say is a fact. Alek IS attractive to people, just not you.

  • Asia

    Such a shame white people are so f-ing bold to do this. I can understand why they might’ve thought they could get away with this, though (fashion). But no, FAIL

  • Nique


    LOL! Shut up…you are dripping with sarcasm

  • lt

    Some of the folks down under are out of pocket.

  • Nique


    I hope you werent serious with “WHY COME”….

  • Nique


    I think the question is what hood is she from? LOL.. why come??

  • jamericana

    This is NOT black face. I love the the pics and think they’re very artistic. Even America’s Next Top Model did a shoot where they made all the girls become a different race. She’s not shucking and jiving or saying anything offsive or even posing in an offensive way. She is simply painted darker in an artistic expression. You mean to tell me a black person has never painted themselves lighter to make fun of white people.Complain or speak up when there is a real problem.

  • Dajournalist

    White people will do ANYTHING not to give a black person a job. A great philosopher (Paul MOoney) said it best: “Everybody wanna be a ni99a, but nobody wants to be a ni99a.” [Take a moment and let that marinate] 🙂

  • 6 Figgas

    We don’t give a damn if white people think this mess is couture or whatever.”

    LOL at B*ssip staff frontin’ like they’re black. SMDH. Y’all don’t really think you’re foolin’ anybody now do you?

  • Why

    @ Hannibal, why do you have a monkey face on an in an outfit that resembles our First Lady. Are you African-American? If so, why do you hate yourself. “White Models are the best”. I find your picture to be offensive on a site like this.

    Also, white people have always wanted our skin color, WHY ELSE DO THEY SPEND SO MUCH MONEY GETTING ‘TAN’. THey are obsessed with the benefits of having darker skin but do not want to be BLACK. If they can paint their skin black to resemble us they dont have to hire black models. I find the picture offensive because they are making her appear as a black model and should hire black models instead.

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