French Vogue Blackfaces Model Lara Stone. Desperate Much?
Lily Q / October 13, 2009
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Then, rather than going with one confusing storyline -- that of a white girl painted as a Nubian princess of sorts -- Vogue takes it in another direction entirely. It starts with some crackling white paint layered over the black paint on her legs and face before turning into a full face and hands spackled in thick white. (And she's holding a football all of a sudden. But we're not even going to get into that.) What's the implication here? That she's trying to cover the blackness? Are the cracks and inconsistent quality of the white paint trying to say that such a thing isn't possible, try though she might? Should people be offended by this? Is this whole thing secretly an elaborate Michael Jackson tribute?