British actress Thandie Newton went off about the lack of Black women featured on the cover of Vogue magazine in her latest interview with Pride magazine, according to Huffingtonpost Black Voices. Newton expressed her overwhelming disdain for the lack of diversity that has graced the covers of Vogue. She seems to be even more upset about never being asked to be on one.
“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.”
“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.”
She says all this despite the fact that First Lade Michelle Obama, Beyonce, Jennifer Hudson and Rihanna have graced the covers of Vogue.
“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?”
Do you think her anger is merited or is she just salty about never being asked to be on a Vogue cover?
- Risa Dixon