Wednesday, November 18, 2015

People's "Sexist White Man" Alive!

David Beckham snags the People's cover.

For the umpteenth time, People Magazine releases its "Sexist Man Alive" issue. Thus proving me and S. Baldwin's point about the magazine's deliberate attempts to ignore men of color.

The now retired English soccer star David Beckham graces its annual cover.

"I never feel that I'm an attractive, sexy person," said Beckham. "I mean I like to wear nice clothes and nice suits and look and feel good, but I don't ever think of myself that way."

Beckham joins the list of many men who graced the "Sexist Man Alive" cover.

And once again People faces a backlash. Because this has been over 20 years since a person of color ever graced that cover for the "Sexist Man Alive."

David is married to reality star/designer/former pop singer Victoria Beckham (nee Adams) and has four children.

Beckham is one of the highest paid soccer players in the United States. He is one of FIFA's best footballers ever.

While we don't hate on the fact that Beckham earned the title of "Sexist Man Alive", you notice that People chooses the candidates selectively.

I mean there hasn't been a man of color on that magazine since Denzel Washington.

Although Idris Elba, Jussie Smollet, Michael B. Jordan, Drake and Ki Hong Lee were in the featured in the list of "Sexist Men". They never graced the cover of People.

The celebrity agitating magazine has often face harsh criticism for this.

Do you believe People Magazine deliberately leaves out people of color in their "Sexist Person Alive" covers?

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