|People Magazine faces backlash for the Most Beautiful in the World cover.|
People Magazine announced the most beautiful in the world again.
Julia Roberts was once again nominated by People Magazine as the Most Beautiful Woman in The World for the fifth time. The 49-year old actress who starred in the Smurfs: Lost Village gracing the tabloid has sparked controversy.
Why is People still nominating actresses who already graced the cover?
When will People Magazine recognize beauty isn't purely based on White actors and actresses?
Yeah, they nominated Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson as the Most Sexist Man Alive in 2016. This came after nearly 20 years of nominating Denzel Washington and a backlash. This Most Beautiful People of last year was Jennifer Aniston. The last women of color were Halle Berry, Jennifer Lopez, Lupita Nyong'o and Beyonce.
Clearly we got a problem with this magazine. I have names of women who could be the Most Beautiful in The World.
White women, women of color, entertainers in television and movies.
Individuals who are beautiful but never given the prestige of gracing People Magazine front covers.
Priyanka Chopra, Yasmine Al Massri, Taraji P. Henson, Kaley Cuoco, Tracee Ellis Ross, Sofia Vergara, Kerry Washington, Viola Davis and so many others could have graced that damn cover.
But People wanted to stay safe by picking an actress who is best known for playing Vivian, the loveable prostitute who charmed Richard Gere's character in Pretty Woman.
Me and S.B have talked about this for years. I am getting tired of talking, blogging and reminding you about it. Maybe it's time for action. Maybe its time for People to hear our voices.