Lupita was recently named the most beautiful by People’s Magazine, and some of their readers expressed their dissatisfaction with this decision in the comment section. One reader even commented that Lupita didn’t deserve this title because she’s 100% black(she finds women unattractive if they’re 100% black). These comments made me think of the brilliant post made by radicalrebellion:
White women (non-black women of color included in this as well) become offended and angry when a black woman (especially a dark skinned black woman like Lupita) is depicted as beautiful and worthy of appreciation because it jeopardizes their position as the epitome of beauty and womanhood. Black women are viewed as the antithesis of White beauty and womanhood, these white women are completely apathetic and silent when dark skinned Black women are portrayed as “ugly” and “unlovable” by the mainstream media because they benefit from this oppression. That’s why you never see white supermodels discussing racism and colorism in the fashion industry. However, these readers wouldn’t complain if it were light skinned black women like Halle Berry, Beyonce, or Rihanna (we all know why, hint: colorism). Anyway, congratulations to the ***flawless Lupita for being named the most beautiful!
So I’m rewatching Dracula 2000 for the first time in many years and:
A: When “Underwear Model Dracula” Gerard Butler slurps enough secondary characters to re-sexify himself, there’s a TWINKLY MAGICAL FAIRY SOUND as he swooshes from withered to hunky and I laughed for five straight minutes,
B: Nathan Fillion just showed up playing a priest, I had forgotten he was in this :0
C: Watching this movie again is the best decision I’ve made in a long time.
D: The VIRGIN!!!! character works at Virgin Records and wears her VIRGIN shirt everywhere because subtlety.
E: 12 year old Katie had a massive crush on Gerard Butler and I’m remembering why.
F: The year 2000 was so awkward, how did anyone survive.How can anyone hate this movie, Jonny Lee Miller just made a bad cg wolf explode into a bunch of bad cg bats! (NO I’M SERIOUS I ACTUALLY LOVE THIS MOVIE. LIKE, A LOT.)
Can lesbians just start wearing signs in public so I know who to flirt with.
Lupita Nyong’o named People’s Most Beautiful Person
TODAY: Lupita Nyong’o is People’s Most Beautiful person for 2014, the magazine revealed Wednesday morning on TODAY. The Oscar winner with the perfect smile and the style to match beams from a cover that promises “her inspiring story.”
Photo: Getty Images via NBCNews.com
ya hes cute but would he call out a transmysogynist
saying “that’s how things are” is incredibly useless when talking about social issues because yes, we are aware that that’s how things are, and we don’t like it, that’s the whole point
congratulations on providing no useful input to the conversation