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Thandie Newton Calls Out Vogue Magazine For Limited Black Covers

Actress Thandie Newton is blasting Vogue magazine for it’s lack of diversity on their covers. Newton speaks with Pride magazine about her disdain for the publication,

“Don’t get me started on black people being on the cover of 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.”

“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 way things go and a magazine like Vogue will just follow America. But it’s like, don’t you want to trail blaze?”

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

While Thandie’s outrage about the lack of diversity on magazine covers is limited to her own exposure, there is a point to be made for ALL black actresses, entertainers and models who are represented in extremely low numbers on ALL the major fashion magazines, Elle, Harpers, Marie Claire, W and Vogue.

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