Racism In Hollyweird? NYLON Should Know… Zoe Saldana Is The First Brown Cover Girl In Seven Years

- By Bossip Staff

NYLON Magazine thinks they’re slick… They put Hollyweird’s current fave Zoe Saldana on the front of their upcoming issue and have the nerve to act like they’re not guilty of the same shizz she’s talking about in the interview. Pop the hood to see what we mean.

Zoe speaks on being rejected in Hollyweird:

“When they say ‘We want to go white,’ they have a very smooth way of saying it, and the recent one is the word traditional. [I’ve heard] ‘Oh, you know, you’re just not what we were looking for, your skin is a little darker.’ Compared to what?! My skin is just my skin. It’s dark if you compare it to someone who’s lighter.”

We hear ya Zoe… Even though you said pretty much the same thing in your last interview.

Meanwhile NYLON hasn’t had a brown face on a cover since Lil’ Kim was hot (sorta hot anyway…it was 2003). We also found it ironic that the caption they put to put under their token Dominicana reads: “Stunningly Smart” which kinda strikes you the same way as all those well meaning folks who say things like “Obama speaks so well.”

SMH

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  • Blackwonder

    First

  • super goon one

    she still let white boys feel her up.

  • Gimmeabreak78

    I’ve never even heard of Nylon Magazine. I’m not sure why they wuold name themselves after a synthetic fabric anyway.

    “Mainstream” glamour/fashion rags are famous for this kind of covert racism. Then when they finally put a black woman on the cover, they yell it from the highest rooftops as if they deserve a cookie or something. SMH.

  • Who Cares?!

    Who cares! I mean, I love Zoe She’s gorgeous and mad talented. Can Hollyweird for once get a beautiful African American woman to actually play, a beautiful African American woman, PLEASE?!?!

  • Powderpuff

    shes so pretty and smart :>

  • Sticky-n-Sweet

    Gimmeabreak78- They do act like they deserve a cookie. Like when White people act like voting for Obama makes everything “even steven”. Ummm, you voted for the guy with the sane plan to save the country, instead of Ms. Moose for Brains and the Creepy Old Guy with no plan at all. Nobody is turning cartwheels for you because you made the smart choice, especially if you previously screwed everyone over by making the worst choice possible- Bush. If you voted for him twice, the only way you can re-pay the nation is harakiri (honor suicide, Japanese samurai style).

  • easzye duz it

    she aint brown she still pretty damn light now put a gabrielle union or anika noni rose on there and then say brown cus trying to call zoe a brown girl is not cutting it for me

  • Come On People

    the stunningly could be refering to her beauty so.

  • Qbaby

    I wonder if the lighting is supposed to be so dramatic and bright. Or is that just to lighten her up also?

  • that damn sh#$ disturber

    when they put som’more on the cover then let me know…:)

  • black is beautiful don't F*ck it up

    @gimmeabreak78
    @Sticky-n-Sweet

    You guys hit it right on the head!!! Cookie Indeed!

  • Gimmeabreak78

    I’ll try to look at this in another way: Nylon is a pop culture magazine that puts out 10 issues a year. The last time I checked black people made up about 12%-13% of the U.S. population. If their goal was be representative of the individuals who follow pop culture, it would stand to reason that of the 70 or so issues they have put out in the last year, 8 or 9 (or 12%) covers would have featured black people. Since only one cover in 70 features a black person (1.4%), I think they deserve a giant “Ho sit down” for self-righteously pontificating on the color line in Hollywood.

  • Mr.uPPeR CuTTs

    lol

    Carribean n3gro like my father, UK N3gro like Idris, African American n3gro like Denzel, South American n3gro.

    a N3gro is a N3gro.

    Instead of embracing the fact she is one of our n3gro people, your complaining about what TYPE of n3gro she is..lol

    sound RETARDED!
    Now do i think she is a female Uncle Tom.

    YES I DO.

  • chocalatetunda01

    UMMMMMM…… SHES NOT BLK AND SHE FOR DAMN SHO NOT BROWN. LOL. SMH. SHE STILL A BEAUTIFUL GIRL THO.

  • Mr.uPPeR CuTTs

    chocalatetunda01

    3/22/10, 15:37:pm

    UMMMMMM…… SHES NOT BLK AND SHE FOR DAMN SHO NOT BROWN. LOL. SMH. SHE STILL A BEAUTIFUL GIRL THO.
    __________________________________________________________________________________________________

    lol another hater on the light skinned n3gros?

    u related to real black is chocolate?

  • http://thefashionlounge.yuku.com JazzyBelle

    So what if this magazine hasn’t had black people on it. I don’t read it. Not every magazine has to have black people on it. We shouldn’t always feel slighted all the time. Do your own thing people. Quit always begging others to let you in. Publish you own mags, do your own commercials. You write the checks.

  • real black is chocolate

    Mr.uPPeR CuTTs

    LOL but she’s right bruh!!

  • chocalatetunda01

    Mr.uPPeR CuTTs
    3/22/10, 15:42:pm

    chocalatetunda01

    3/22/10, 15:37:pm

    UMMMMMM…… SHES NOT BLK AND SHE FOR DAMN SHO NOT BROWN. LOL. SMH. SHE STILL A BEAUTIFUL GIRL THO.
    __________________________________________________________________________________________________

    lol another hater on the light skinned n3gros?

    u related to real black is chocolate?
    ______________________
    NEVER A HATER. I HAVE NO REASON TO HATE. NO IM NOT RELATED TO REAL BLACK. I NEVER SAID F HER OR ANYTHING OF THAT NATURE. I SAID THE GIRL WAS BEAUTIFUL. BUT WHAT I DO KNOW IS UR AN IDIOT. SHE’S NOT AFREICAN AMERICAN. SO YOU KNOW WHAT SHES DOMANICAN SO SHE IS BROWN, BUT SHE NOT AFRICAN AMERICAN.

  • lol lol

    When did we start calling black people brown?? Last I checked it was only Indian people who think they’re brown. Maybe I’m wrong…

  • Candid Canuck

    support our own people.

  • tired of this chick

    if white people bother her so much, why is she living with one of them?

  • Gimmeabreak78

    @lol lol

    I think Indian people are called “Red men”. I don’t think that is considered a polite phrase to use though.

  • chocalatetunda01

    correct me if im wrong but last time i checked latin people were consider brown and domanican people were part of the latin culture and they dont consider themselves blk, so im not about to either. so shes brown not african american

  • real black is chocolate

    tired of this chick

    if white people bother her so much, why is she living with one of them?

    —-

    LOL!

  • E

    chocalatetunda01

    do u think because she is dominican she is not black???

    i have friends who are dominican who are very dark with kinky hair…

    she may not be african american but she is black.

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