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Damage Control: Teen Vogue Puts 3 Black Women On The Cover

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Teen Vogue recently learned the hard way what happens when you feature a hairstyle originated by Africans on women 2 or 3 shades lighter than a brown paper bag.

And it’s obvious Teen Vogue knew exactly what they were doing when they had biracial and White women repping Senegalese twists in their magazine — because after all you don’t want to scare off your young White teen fan base by featuring women that look “too black”

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Twitter of course ripped Teen Vogue a new one for excluding women 3 shades darker than a brown paper bag and for acting like Senegalese¬†Twist is a new, trendy and edgy style — here is a sampling

 

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The Twitter bashing was definitely not a good look for Teen Vogue — which is why they get the “I see what you did there” award of the week for featuring three Black women on the cover right after the e-beatdown they received.

 

And the fashion industry is notorious for throwing crumbs, when they are filling their quota for Black cover models.

 

Aya Jones, Lineisy Montero and Imaan Hammam.

 

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Whenever they want to make a weak effort to show how “diverse” they are or when their hand is forced — a Black model or two or another WOC, will be on a major fashion magazine cover once every couple of years and then it’s back to business as usual.

 

Teen Vogue just killed three birds with one stone by having 3 Black models on the cover. And of course whenever a Black or Woman of color graces the cover of a fashion magazine people will always debate whether they are authentic or not.

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