I swear I only missed this because of my complete and utter disinterest in fashion.
Anyway, meet Lara Stone, a white model. The fact that she is white is significant because the French Vogue thought it was apparently much easier and cooler to paint a white model black than to hire an actual black one. Sirs, I approve of you brilliant thinking! (NO)
And, no way, there’s nothing racist about it at all!
Lara Stone painted black:
Although personally I think this one is much more offensive:
(Also, to those USians who argue in comments in various places that Vogue France did it just To Spite America: dudes, I know this might be a revelation for you, but the French really don’t care about you as much as you’d like to imagine deep in your pathetic wee egotistical hearts.
Also, there’s the fact that France has no tradition of blackface, and therefore no knee-jerk reaction to the said blackface, but guess what? The idea that it’s a better idea to paint a white woman black than to hire a black woman is STILL AS RACIST AS IT WAS THREE SECONDS BEFORE YOU READ THIS SENTENCE.)
(Basically, most people involved in this should die ASAP)
(Also, criticising the fashion industry doesn’t make you a homophobe, FAAAIL)
(Since when is the entire fashion industry gay, anyway? What are you people, terminally nincompoop?)
ETA: fixed egotistical!