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Saturday, November 22nd, 2014

Idris Elba, Chiwetel Eliofor, Lupita Nyong’o Cover Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair cover

First, Coca-Cola angers Americans and now Hollywood sparks outrage. The new Vanity Fair cover includes six Black actors, but is it worth the hoopla?

Idris Elba, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Lupita Nyong’o, Naomie Harris, Chadwick Boseman and Michael B. Jordan join an all-star Hollywood cast making this issue one to remember. The distinguished publication seems to have finally caught on to the hype of Black Hollywood’s best new talent after their all-white Hollywood Issue cover in 2010.

Hitting stands on Feb. 11, the three-panel foldout boasts “[celebrating] a year of spectacular film(s) with a group of distinguished actors.”

The main cover finds Julia Roberts sitting across Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom star Idris Elba’s lap wearing an enticing outfit. 12 Years a Slave‘s Ejiofor and actor George Clooney pose beside them looking like living history in suave black tuxes.

Inside the book, Michael B. Jordan (That Awkward Moment), Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club) and Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave) are also featured in their Sunday’s best.

 

Comments

  1. Mike Davis says:

    What is this photo trying to convey?? In the center, we have a BEAUTIFUL BLACK WOMAN, and on each side, are BEAUTIFUL BLACK MEN holding on to white women. What message is being pushed??

  2. Teresa Dobson says:

    The message being pushed here to black males is: this is "officially" acceptable to us. It's "understandable" showing black men holding white women, because "everybody knows" the white woman is the highest standard of beauty according to the western mind-set. So, that image no longer sets the lynch mobs forming. So the photo shows Black women, BEAUTIFUL, STRONG, and alone, and half of the Black men, per our discussion—I guess that's fine…..But I look for balance in things; ooooh the drama if they also showed a sister on the lap of one of the white guys—now THAT would bring down the house! Thanks for noticing this, baby; this is usually a detail that black women notice, but brothers either DON'T notice or CHOOSE to overlook…. Thanks for being a conscious and connected brother….

  3. What it says to me is that successful, wealthy people are above the frustration, brutality and injustice of systemic racism and can fraternize without a care while casually posing/posting in expensive duds ready for anyone with a lens. Perhaps I'm missing something, but that's all I get. brownfuture.com

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