Thandie Newton Puts Vogue Magazine On Blast For Not Using More Blacks On The Cover: “It’s So Preposterous”

- By Bossip Staff

Thandie Newton is speaking up about Vogue magazine’s reluctant use of black women on their covers. In an interview with Pride Magazine she says:

“Don’t get me started on black people being on the cover on big magazines. It’s so preposterous. I mean, I’ve been on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar four times; I’ve been on the cover of InStyle four times, but Vogue, not once,” she explained in an interview with Pride magazine.

“And people say to me, I mean literally, people have said to me, ‘What have you got against Vogue that you don’t want to be on their cover?’ And I just laugh.”

“They [Vogue] don’t feel the need to represent because it doesn’t make any sense to them. It’s just baffling to me, but as usual America will dictate the ways things go and a magazine like Vogue will just follow America,” she said. “But it’s like, don’t you want to trail blaze?”

Clap it up for her. She’s absolutely right. Vogue shows no love to black women unless they’re Rihanna or Beyonce or Halle Berry or Michelle Obama. And even then, it’s only one or the other.

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  • loc

    Hey thandie newton,when is the last time you saw a white woman on the cover of essence magazine? It goes both ways,just saying

  • RLS

    Um, Essence is a magazine created for Black women due to their historical exclusion from “mainstream” magazines like Vogue which are supposed to represent all women, but pretty much ignore women of color.

    It’s an intellectually dishonest comparison.

    Try it again, queen.

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