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“Elle” makes a mockery of Gabourey Sidibe’s cover girl moment

Date: September 21, 2010 | Posted By: Stacey
What do you call a top fashion magazine that features a plus-sized African American actress on its cover? Progressive? Revolutionary? If you’ve read recent Internet reports of Gabourey Sidibe’s October Elle cover, you might call it “racist,” “offensive,” or, as Salon puts it, “a weird fetishization that borders on patronizing.” Allow me to explain. In Continue reading


Miley Cyrus in ELLE: Can She Really Have the Best of Both Worlds?

Date: July 29, 2009 | Posted By:
The youngsters love Disney’s Hannah Montana, but what kind of message is Miley Cyrus sending them about how to act in real life? Whether she is wearing thigh-high boots or clutching a sheet to her naked torso (as she was in last year’s Vanity Fair), 16-year-old Miley has been shown in very adult poses. These Continue reading