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Vogue crosses the color line?

by James Denison / October 14, 2009 12:36 AM PDT
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It's sorta cute.
by James Denison / October 14, 2009 5:10 AM PDT

I'm not offended either. I get a laugh out of the Pokeman characters with their overly exaggerated big round eyes.

Seems CNET starred 3 letters in the site's link. It can be reconstructed.

1 -W 2 -T 3 -F

or Jonah's links for the pictures, but the page I posted is a black focused site and their reaction to this by Vogue.

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I'm cancelling my subscription!!!
by EdHannigan / October 14, 2009 1:52 AM PDT

Actually, I got a Page Not Found, so I have no idea what the outrage is. I suspect I would not care.

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I got the page, but story not there.
by Angeline Booher / October 14, 2009 3:24 AM PDT

That is a signal that there is nothing of importance to the story.

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(NT) karma?
by James Denison / October 14, 2009 5:02 AM PDT
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As I suspected...
by EdHannigan / October 14, 2009 7:38 AM PDT
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much a doo-doo about nothing.

Is it racially "insensitive"? Sure, That's why it was done. Shock and publicity.

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RE: Is it just the French?
by JP Bill / October 14, 2009 4:36 AM PDT


But the fashion world isn't alone in the blackface controversy.

A recent episode of "Mad Men" set in the 1960's ? found Roger Sterling (played by John Slattery) hosting a party and entertaining in black face.

And last week, Harry Connick Jr. slammed contestants on an Australian variety show who performed a Jackson Five song in blackface.

As a judge, Connick Jr. gave the group a zero score. The show later apologized for the skit.

and don't forget the posts about football that were locked today in this forum.

Are you French?

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I eat French Fries.
by James Denison / October 14, 2009 5:13 AM PDT

Does that make me French?

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(NT) Since 9/11 it does
by JP Bill / October 14, 2009 5:16 AM PDT
In reply to: I eat French Fries.
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double standard?
by James Denison / October 14, 2009 5:25 AM PDT

One has to wonder, why so many years later, why it's OK for Eddie Murphy to do whiteface, but this model doing the same gets bad press for it. It's not like she was doing some demeaning "caricature", which is less than can be said about Eddie Murphy's humor when playing a white man.

Maybe we need some new social rules promoting equality, like what passes in one ethnic community, becomes reciprocally OK for any other ethnic community.

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Wayans in "White Chicks"
by James Denison / October 14, 2009 5:38 AM PDT
In reply to: double standard?

more double standard?

When black people masquerade as white, it?s all about the payback?and a seductive fantasy of transformation...
Is whiteface funnier than blackface? It?s certainly got the historical advantage. The new Wayans brothers movie White Chicks may be merely the latest schlock comedy to satirize racial difference, but it at least has the allure of strangeness ...if these performances can be cheap (and misogynist) shots, they also have an odd potency: imitation as revenge. Audiences get the thrill of seeing whiteness portrayed as nothing more than a performance, and the titillating undercurrent of that idea: With a little makeup, anyone can be anything. And weirdly, white people seem to love it. One can only hope the wheel won?t spin again, inspiring the Farrelly brothers to cast themselves as Venus and Serena Williams.
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RE: more double standard?
by JP Bill / October 14, 2009 5:55 AM PDT

Seek and ye shall find.

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