Yesha Callahan

Cosmopolitan Gets Dragged on Twitter For ‘Racist’ Beauty Guide

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If you’ve ever wondered who Cosmopolitan’s magazine’s main demographics were, a recent beauty article may answer that question. Cosmo decided the best way to capture what’s out and what’s in – when it comes to beauty- was to do side-by-side pictures of celebrities and models.

But here’s the kicker. The ‘outs’ were all Black women. The ‘ins’ were all white women. And needless to say, Twitter called the magazine out:

https://twitter.com/MushtaaqKahin/status/583550763093360641

https://twitter.com/MushtaaqKahin/status/583550763093360641

And this is why representation matters. Cosmo obviously did not see the err in their ways because they have not released a faux-pology. You’d think an editor or even one of their Black beauty editors would have noticed an issue with the editorial, but obviously they didn’t.

And for the record, all of those “outs” are “ins”.

  1. April 2, 2015 - Reply

    I’m so glad I don’t get the white hype because this list is tragic. Am I supposed to want to be those bland women? I’m yawning…

  2. April 2, 2015 - Reply

    And

  3. April 2, 2015 - Reply

    The real question is why is Cosmopolitan still in print? Why!?

    • April 2, 2015 - Reply

      @KissOfDanger

      I ask that question all the time. I stopped reading it pretty immediately after my first orgasm, once I realized everything they print about men and sex and relationships is nonsense.

  4. April 2, 2015 - Reply

    And they wonder why we have to have our own events to represent us.

    • April 2, 2015 - Reply

      @Ebony

      These are probably the same ones that got mad that First Lady Obama went to Black Girls Rock event.

    • April 2, 2015 - Reply

      @Ebony

      Or even just your own beauty magazines… Yes, people of color are so underrepresented, so under respected in US media, whether female or male. Maybe just having the discussion can somehow have a positive effect. So, to that end, I’m glad people point this out, and talk about it.

  5. April 2, 2015 - Reply

    I’m dying with laughter because on this same page, there is an advertisement for Black Girls Rock on Sunday, April 5th. Hey Cosmo… YOU’RE SILLY, YOU’RE DATED, YOU’RE RACIST, AND GOD DON’T LIKE UGLY!!!

    • April 3, 2015 - Reply

      @Miss_Jo

      Black Girls Rock was a cultural event, just like any other culture event
      (St. Pally’s, Native American or even Asian events) to celebrate who we
      are. There was no bashing or putting down any other race of women at
      this event. Heck even other race of women were there. So there is no
      comparison. It’s called Jealous! The Need To The Stop Hate And Celebrate!!!!

    • April 5, 2015 - Reply

      @Miss_Jo

      I wouldn’t know anything about that because I’ve got AdBlocker. But this editorial is sad. I guess white is the new black.

  6. April 2, 2015 - Reply

    They could have chose Khloe Kardashian for the ombre look and chose Kylie Jenner for the black lipstick look ..#ImJustSaying

  7. April 2, 2015 - Reply

    Why are you reading Cosmo tho? It’s trash.

  8. April 2, 2015 - Reply

    Of the bottom group, I can’t even tell what they’re noting as “gorgeous” and I don’t want to click over to their site. Glad I don’t read that mag anymore.

  9. April 2, 2015 - Reply

    And FLOTUS is racist for saying Black girls rock because we all know that the uniqueness and beauty of White girls are never acknowledged by society.

    • April 2, 2015 - Reply

      @Alexander

      haha lol, satire…good one

      • April 2, 2015 - Reply

        @Tania pearson

        More sarcasm than satire, but Alexander got it right either way, Tania.

  10. April 2, 2015 - Reply

    Are you kidding me?! A freaking animal could see that was racist. Ugh no more Cosmo ever in my house

  11. April 2, 2015 - Reply

    Am I the only one who doesn’t give a damn?

    1) This is the foolishness they’ve always been on. Nothing new.
    2) This looks like they’re desperately fishing for attention. They want us to be so outraged that we give them free publicity…nice try though

    Irrelevant magazine not worth the penny that I found on the floor

    Next.

    *flips natural hair*

    • April 2, 2015 - Reply

      @Ms. Vee

      No Ms. Vee, I don’t give a damn either.

    • April 2, 2015 - Reply

      @Ms. Vee

      monetized outrage for click thru

    • April 2, 2015 - Reply

      @Ms. Vee

      HAHAHAH TRUE

    • April 2, 2015 - Reply

      @Ms. Vee

      Actually, I don’t give a damn either sister. This bs is the same thing GQ mag tried to do to brothers in the early 90’s SMH

      • April 3, 2015 - Reply

        @Chazz A

        What did GQ do? Im interested…

        • April 3, 2015 - Reply

          @Love.tweet.joi

          During the late 80’s/ early 90’s, urban fashion started gaining market-share, competing with the mainstream industry, especially in NYC. GQ’s ad campaigns promoted Caucasian males exclusively, while taking jabs at urban fashion as being a second rate novelty. This was achieved via biased articles, filtering out black models and aggressive advertising.
          Although GQ was not as blatant as Cosmo, both mags cater to and uphold the false European standard of beauty to this day.

          • April 4, 2015 - Reply

            @Chazz A

            I don’t remember that, but I totally believe it.

            • April 5, 2015 - Reply

              @Love.tweet.joi

              I grew up in BK NY. I still remember the 50 ft GQ billboard they put up over my neighborhood. Believe me, nobody on my block read that mag. At that time FUBU and Phat Farm had become the top urban fashion in NY, yet they didn’t have the capital to flood the boroughs with billboard ads.

  12. April 2, 2015 - Reply

    Don’t know why this is a surprise ive never picked up any of these magazines ( Cosmo,Glamour,Vouge,Nylon) and felt like ANYTHING in the magazine was geared toward me when they reference women in these magazines they mean WHITE women. That’s why we have to hold on to and support Essence and tune into Black Girls Rock because those things represnt love and embrace us.

    • April 2, 2015 - Reply

      @jasmine jones

      Agreed. When I stopped buying white fashion and beauty magazines, I started feeling better about myself.

      • April 3, 2015 - Reply

        @paintgurl40

        I dated an ex football player who was the sexiest, testosterone filled man I’d ever had. He loved a woman with curves and when I watched S*x in the City, he’d question why I liked the show. I saw skinny, abs, Valentino. He saw skeleton frames, pointy noses and overpriced fashion. I realized that he and his friends were the men I was trying to attract, so why would I dream of looking like something that didn’t turn “his type” on. After him, I gained confidence in my shape and appearance. I realized that the Nia’s and Tarajis and Tracee Elis Ross’s trumped the Sarah Jessica’s.

        • April 6, 2015 - Reply

          @Love.tweet.joi

          I watched Sex and the City a few times back in the day, but I lost interest in it quickly. Now that I’m older and wiser, I’ll watch Girlfriends before I watch Sex and the City.

  13. April 2, 2015 - Reply

    Please…. Cosmopolitan SUCKS!! All that magazine is good for is to try and tell women how to have sex with men and how to be superficial with little to no brains… Let them keep it geared towards their niche market… Who cares…. We as Black women know that we are Wonderfully and Beautifully made. I don’t need no magazine with a low moral compass to tell me anything about myself….

    • April 2, 2015 - Reply

      @Kimlyn Mc Shine

      Word. Growing up I saw so many Cosmo ‘how to have sex in an elevator/give bj’s in public/get your boss to sleep with you’ articles made me think all white women have no morals whatsoever. Thankfully as I got older i realized differently, but I can’t imagine why anyone would read that trashy mag unless these are their values.

      • April 2, 2015 - Reply

        @vintage3000

        Most DON’T have morals when you could read where one had sex with 10.000 men and be proud of it also when you read articles on the internet where others that had sex with thousands and thousands of men and have NO shame that alone tells you they have no morals……..

        • April 2, 2015 - Reply

          @Sandi

          Um. They make those stories up, ya know. And I don’t hate on any woman’s choices, everyone has to learn their own integrity and dignity and self-worth.

        • April 5, 2015 - Reply

          @Sandi

          Wth you’re saying all white women have no morals etc..now whose being ridiculous and absurd.

          • April 7, 2015 - Reply

            @Lady

            ROTFL I see your the only one getting upset about my comment that tells me a WHOLE LOT about you! So I guess the saying is true it takes a whore to know a whore huh….. And for the record NO I DIDN’T LOUSE ANY MAN TO A WHITE OR NON BLACK WOMAN! I don’t know where you learned how to read but I did say MOST don’t have morals not all ….. By the way my HUSBAND and I are doing just fine thank you LMAO

        • April 5, 2015 - Reply

          @Sandi

          Something tells me you lost a man to someone not Black. Looking at your comments, definite issues with anyone nor your color. Everyone’s a whole except you. Smh.

    • April 4, 2015 - Reply

      @Kimlyn Mc Shine

      maya angelou – phenomenal woman
      ” … Now you understand …
      Just why my head’s not bowed…
      phenomenal woman … phenomenally…”

    • April 7, 2015 - Reply

      @Kimlyn Mc Shine

      YOu forgot about how they teach young women to dress for the workplace, almost exclusively in clothing that is inappropriate for a young woman in the corporate world…..skirts need to be longer, necklines higher, shoulder straps wider than two fingers, blouses that are not transparent and non-CFM shoes. Can’t tell you how many ladies I have sent home or cited for dress propriety issues. Almost without fail the outfit was lifted from Cosmo “how to dress for work and still be sexy” articles.

  14. April 2, 2015 - Reply

    Lol. Sh!t looks like a skin test.

    What’s the difference between style #7 & #8? Hmm. Let me think… color? Lol.

    White folks are crazy.

  15. April 2, 2015 - Reply

    This type of racism has been going since time and memorial. The important thing is that we know our own self worth and need to instill/reinforce into the generations coming up behind us.

  16. April 2, 2015 - Reply

    Now Ladies, let’s show them. Let’s not purchase anything from their advertisers and see how much like Essence they’ll turn into. #lossinrevenuealwaysyells

    • April 2, 2015 - Reply

      @Kimberly Bradley

      They don’t need. I have a better Idea. Why dont you pick your self esteem up? Roll with your natural self and stop chasing their beuty standards. Thats what you ladies should do. Im sure youll attack my manhood for being on this website but the web is free and i clicked on the article. I also have a daughter and I fight like hell not to let her be like this.

      • April 2, 2015 - Reply

        @Mike Donovan

        Well Mr Donovan, shout my mouth. You, Sir are absolutely correct and I stand corrected. I’m glad to see a Dad here. Thank you Sir for you wise words and candor. I really appreciate your admonition

  17. April 2, 2015 - Reply

    FUCK’em DON’T BUY THERE SHIT

    • April 2, 2015 - Reply

      @Eric Gray

      Exactly

  18. April 2, 2015 - Reply

    Out with Cosmo! I will NEVER buy another edition and I will actively discourage all my friends from supporting this magazine. Vote with your dollars. Spend money where you are supported and encouraged.

  19. April 2, 2015 - Reply

    A poster who I respect said that it was gaslighting to say that this sort of foolishness should be ignored, so I won’t say that, but when people operate at such a transparent level of racism, the only thing I can see doing is to name them shame, and then ignore them, because the mentality does not exist for intelligent discourse on their part.

    All of the women pictured have pretty similar facial features: narrow noses and fairly thin lips. They all have straightened hair that is either hanging down or pulled back. The look these women have is nearly interchangeable. The only difference is that some are white, while others are varying shades of brown.

    This really looks like trolling on the part of Cosmopolitan, and one thing I have learned from the Internet is that you never feed the troll.

  20. April 2, 2015 - Reply

    Is there a link to the full article?

  21. April 2, 2015 - Reply

    When people show you who they are believe them. cosmo was NEVER FOR US so let them keep it moving BLACK WOMEN ARE BEAUTIFUL THE WORLD KNOWS AND SO DOES COSMO WE DO NOT NEED THEM TO SAY SO!
    BE BEAUTIFUL BLACK WOMEN!!

    PEACE!

    • April 7, 2015 - Reply

      @luvly27

      Hah, as a white woman (red hair, bright eyes), Cosmo was never for any woman, and certainly I never saw myself on their pages. All women are gorgeous, and it comes not from the makeup they wear or whether their hairstyle, skintype and color are on trend. It comes from liking yourself, wearing your best self (whether that’s kinky hair, kind of curly-hair, straight, natural, braided, locs, whatever), being confident and self-assured, from being kind and caring, tough and yielding, living your best health and wellness. From that does true beauty shine!

      Anything else is just not *you*.

      • April 7, 2015 - Reply

        @K DC

        Well said Beauty!

  22. April 2, 2015 - Reply

    It’s really not that serious

  23. April 2, 2015 - Reply

    Thats what you ladies get for being insecure. To my black queens if you women never and did not try so hard to keep up with these women with Powder face, foundation face. long fake hair. You have your nose in their butt and it gets worse every year. But youll blame the magazine and go back to adhering to these pasty women and their beauty standards. Most times set by gay anglo men. None of this is natural to you or your essence. Im glad this happened becuase you need to be reminded your place in an industry that is not yours and was not created for you. Sadly, this will change nothing except the position of your fingers as you type this fake outrage. Bless!!!!

    • April 2, 2015 - Reply

      @Mike Donovan

      This had NOTHING to do with self esteem of Black women, the article is just simply pointing out the micro-aggressions and insults that are dished out to BW Daily ,,,that is all

      And your response is typical of the non support we get from BM when we are met with Racism and our femininity is attacked, Black girls are shot also by the police and Most BM dont even know thier names Don Imus insults us BM are silent, Scientist published article claiming BM are ugly ,BM are silent Monae Davis called a Sl*t BM are silent or worse respond with this condescending and patronizing Bull crap as if all BW in the world are suffering from Low self esteem . Yet Don Sterling or anyone else calls you N-word or thug and BM are all on their fee fees and Yes every time a BM is slighted in any way .beaten , killed BW are first to show up But no You show up only to be smug dismissive and lecture BW

      Good day to you Sir

      • April 2, 2015 - Reply

        @blogdiz

        It is very supportive. The lamest of you will always come with that wack response. I have a daughter and in no way does she follow these corny standards of beauty that those of you so easily fall victim. You went waaay deep. You compare me to donald sterling because your mind is so polluted with the devils imagery. Im so pro black that I can be my NATURAL self. Im so supportive that I raise a young girl not to follow this nonsense. Im pro all my women have ever been is natural. No make up and i raise my daughter to be a natural black woman as well. Your lumping me with everyone else and your anger and lack of security are shining very bright. I appreciate your response and orders commander but the only reason that you are mad is because you realize that you are insecure otherwise you would not have gone off. I never said any thing bad above. i just that who are is ok. You’re a duck and many of you are in 2015. When you get REAL come talk to me. I hope you have a good day. Get some confidence! you guys who fall for this are to blame. Dont blame white people for being white. Blame yourself for having you nose in their butt. On kind of a deeper note. So many of you say you are for the cause but when day comes you can’t stand with me trying to style yourself like the devil you might turn.

        • April 2, 2015 - Reply

          @Mike Donovan

          Oh please–that’s the same logic as telling all Black men (whether it’s applicable or not) to pull up your pants, and only then will you stop getting shot by the police.

          I feel sorry for your daughter.

          • April 2, 2015 - Reply

            @vintage3000

            youre a fool…. sagging and having and having an image issue. I think you are the worst one yet. Quite stupid indeed was that comment. This is unbelievably stupid and ratchet way to view the world. We can continue a real dialogue when you want to be real.

            Hey. she says when you want to come to the land of queens you are always welcome. Sagging and getting killed as a result of racial profiling is the same as a little black girl or women feeling they are inadequate and chasing the devils imagery. Lost in the sauce. I got that from Gucci mane. Being the ratchet you are im sure youll appreciate that! LOLOLL. You should not have kids if this is your level of reasoning. Youladies get sensitive about that weave and make up. hit ya in the heart because thats right where truth hits ya. Bless!

            • April 2, 2015 - Reply

              @Mike Donovan

              “Youladies get sensitive about that weave and make up”

              I have been natural for almost 20 years, you simpleton.

              • April 3, 2015 - Reply

                @vintage3000

                so shut up…” master” of analogies. why are you talking im not talking about you. i dont have to support you or those who do in your corny vanity. Youre not being real

        • April 2, 2015 - Reply

          @Mike Donovan

          Supportive ??? Right out the gate sweeping negative generalizations, Insecure, low self esteem, lacking in confidence lame ?? this is your idea of supportive ???

          You do realize that one can acknowledge that something is racist without it affecting you personally , in fact a substantive no of posts were BW basically saying yes this is what white people do/ who cares./plus we don’t buy the magazine anyway Yet you persist in wading in with your predetermined baseless assumptions and unwanted lectures
          No the Cosmo article is not the problem .BM like you are the problem who will use any opportunity to passive aggressively belittle BW under the guise of “support” when its really about building up YOUR OWN low self esteem on the backs of BW

          • April 3, 2015 - Reply

            @blogdiz

            IT IS INSECURITY!!! IM NOT GOING TO CODDLE YOU GROWN WOMEN. its reasl dont get mad at me. Them white folks showed yall. And im wrong for stating the obvius. So be it!

          • April 3, 2015 - Reply

            @blogdiz

            you way off… im am talking about the fake outage that those who succumb to this imagery fall victim to. type away and be pissed but i stand firm. This is not about BM. Its about corny insecure women who follow white womens imagery and lust for their hair so much so that they glue and sew it and prefer it over who they are. IM sorry for those who are not strong but thats just what it is.

          • April 3, 2015 - Reply

            @blogdiz

            ANNNNND I NEVER SAID ALLL just you corny inecure women who love that white girl look. deal with it. Im not going to pander to you weaklings

            • April 3, 2015 - Reply

              @Mike Donovan

              You are too much of a punk to preach to your brothers who also ‘love that white girl look”.

              Just stfu and go find a NOI rally somewhere.

              • April 3, 2015 - Reply

                @vintage3000

                Every time I think about your level of reading comprehension and those analogous zingers you hit me with previously, everything you have come at me with is immediately dismissed. You run nothing brolic. all that tough talk about what i should do. It is a white girl look you clown. Why the straight hair and weave that was chopped off a young girls head as she slept somewhere in India and hurriedly ship to you thirsty specimens of insecurity. You’re a sucka, you’re fake and you are part of the problem. Allow me to go the store downtown where I can take off my penis and attach one of someone else that I subconsciously admire more. Stupid huh but much more inline with what i am talking about than your analogy comparing critique of following these beauty standards to getting profiled by police as a young black man. I have some breaking news that you need to know! I have just been told that you have been given a full ride to clown college! Lets get you enrolled right away.

              • April 3, 2015 - Reply

                @vintage3000

                You can never diminish me in mine own eye. Ever. Know that everytime you come with this corny june cleaver era gender shaming. Is that where the “vintage” comes from?

    • April 2, 2015 - Reply

      @Mike Donovan

      Actually a lot of black women are going natural now,so sir what you are saying is invalid.

      • April 2, 2015 - Reply

        @J9ssica

        That is hilarious. THEY ARE GOING. When is the last time you walked the streets or watched TV. Another non real person who doesn’t like what is true. You are probably what I speak of. Those products are up there with a sugar addiction for yall. Try to take them away and yall might kill someone, mood swings and responses that disprove the lie that you are trying to sell to me. Geesh!! LOL Your either naive or just dont want to recognize what is real.

      • April 2, 2015 - Reply

        @J9ssica

        If he really cared about Black women he wouldn’t be on here berating us for caring about representation in the media. I dont care what this joker says media matters. And yes sis Im in Cali and see more and more natural sisters everyday.

    • April 3, 2015 - Reply

      @Mike Donovan

      Question: Do you believe black people (mainly black men) should own and control our own media outlets that support black female attractiveness?

      • April 3, 2015 - Reply

        @Ms. Vee

        I dont care about the gender. If it is a male or a female I would hope that they would promote the opposite of what you see today. Women who are as i described or men who promote or encourage these false looks would be terrible. In general I believe that we should have our own and that most complaints about the media are not justified so long as we don’t have any control and do not do for ourselves. It cant be because threes lack of money. Your question is a little weird and I suspect a set up to make some other pint. So what is it?

        • April 3, 2015 - Reply

          @Mike Donovan

          I wanted to know where your head was at. Every race of woman has her own platform that represents her beauty. Therefore I wanted to know if you supported the idea of blacks having our own separate media entity that promoted NATURAL black beauty. No we should not be trying to assimilate with the European. But we still need our own promotion.

          • April 3, 2015 - Reply

            @Ms. Vee

            I fully agree. We need the cooperation amongst those who are like minded. The funniest thing is that we could and should have it already. In 2015 all we have are brothers and sisters with wealth who are worried about their brands. No cooperation to this point. Think of if the Oprahs, Mayweathers, Tyler, etc formed something like this.

          • April 6, 2015 - Reply

            @Ms. Vee

            I get what the other sisters are saying, but white beauty mags aren’t going to give us much platform unless it’s to beef up their numbers to promote THEIR FEMINIST agenda, but when it comes to anyone who disrespects black women, they are silent. To be honest, let a sister who grew up with less advantages and more challenges beat them at something. Next thing you know they’re questioning the sister’s abilities instead of taking a deep breath and stepping their game up or stepping aside.

            I used to read Elle, Marie Claire, Cosmo and Lucky. How many of their hair tips can I use? NONE. Makeup tips? NONE. Fashion? Sorry, I like bright bold colors, not pale nudes or pastels. When there is a black girl nine times out of ten she’s biracial and don’t look nothing like me. This is why ALL SISTERS need to stop reading that shit and read beauty mags that are filled with pages of black women that look like us.

  24. April 2, 2015 - Reply

    I never read Cosmo. Once in a blue at the salon. I never purchased it. Black women don’t have proper representation in non Black magazines. Lucky is starting to have features on natural hair. Marie Claire, and Allure would feature Black actresses. Cosmo, not so much. It always seemed cheap and trashy anyway. That’s exactly why their promoting what’s hot in beauty is laughable.

  25. April 2, 2015 - Reply

    GREAT: So WHEN are black women going to STOP buying that magazine??

    • April 2, 2015 - Reply

      @Sharrlize

      I never purchased a Comso in my life.

    • April 2, 2015 - Reply

      @Sharrlize

      Don’t even start that blaming black women stuff because MOST black women including me DON’T even by cosmo thats NOT a black woman’s magazine!

  26. April 2, 2015 - Reply

    Immortal Technique said it best back in 2001

    ” No matter how much you want to dye your hair blonde and put fake eyes in, or follow an anorexic standard of beauty, or no matter how many diamonds you buy from people who exploit your own brutally to get them, no matter what kind of car you drive or what kind of fancy clothes you put on, you will never be them. They’re always gonna look at you as nothing but a little monkey. I’d rather be proud of what I am, rather than desperately trying to be something I’m really not, just to fit in. And whether we want to accept it or not, that’s what this culture or lack of culture is feeding us.

    • April 6, 2015 - Reply

      @Mike Donovan

      Fitting in is so over rated.

  27. April 2, 2015 - Reply

    I find this so messed up because it’s so obvious.

  28. April 2, 2015 - Reply

    HAHA! Hopefully now you will all stop looking to magazines & other media to measure your own beauty, as you see, they don’t like you. Drop the makeup, fake hair, lashes and love your natural selves. If you don’t pay them or their sponsors, they will fold.

  29. April 2, 2015 - Reply

    As an older lady, I can tell all of the the following, this magazine hasn’t been worth two dead flies since the founder Helen Gurly Brown step down many a year ago.

    And the “Kardashian” laden twitter feed is a joke!

  30. April 2, 2015 - Reply

    Why “Black Girls Rock” exist, for you ignoramus types who do not understand.

  31. April 2, 2015 - Reply

    That’s only assuming that they hire black editors.

  32. April 2, 2015 - Reply

    I’m surprised that Cosmo is still around, and they actually write about fashion every so often. Maybe they should stick to giving really bad advice about pleasing a man in bed.

  33. April 2, 2015 - Reply

    Every one of those sistas is more beautiful that all of those “white” girls. Cosmo got it way, waay wrong.

  34. April 2, 2015 - Reply

    This is probably the most that anyone’s talked about Cosmo in years. Well played.

  35. April 2, 2015 - Reply

    Wait – this was an April Fool’s joke cause the girls under “rip” are obviously better looking! They pull this crap every year.

  36. April 2, 2015 - Reply

    This is some REAL RACIST mess here!

  37. April 2, 2015 - Reply

    No surprise. Cosmo is a garbage rag, designed to regurgitate the false European beauty standard.

  38. April 3, 2015 - Reply

    Never bought Cosmo….Never will.

  39. April 3, 2015 - Reply

    Shame on Cosmo, wont be buyin again then …..what were they thinking..if they dont want black readers they sure know how to get rid…well done..pathetic beyone belief

  40. April 3, 2015 - Reply

    If this weren’t such a sorry attempt of a publicity stunt, I might actually be amused. Lol this is what’s called “race-baiting”; they’re playing off of recent events to try and get the reaction they want from POC and in turn, they gain publicity. Like people say in show buisness, ” bad publicity is better than none.” I say don’t give them the attention they want from you, just don’t buy their garbage magazines. They don’t deserve any other response.

  41. April 3, 2015 - Reply

    Kendall’s Berry-stained lip-color complements all skin tones!….uh, so why not show that color on a black woman for comparison? Not only racist, but irrelvant and useless as an actual *guide*…

  42. April 3, 2015 - Reply

    WTF

  43. April 3, 2015 - Reply

    Do people still read Cosompolitan?

  44. April 3, 2015 - Reply

    I’m not surprised at Cosmo’s racist, sexist descriptions of women. Corporate
    magazines have used racism and other microaggressions against black women for decades. Black women have every right to defend their dignity and their humanity. This story proves that we don’t live in a post-racial, color neutral society. There must revolutionary change in society wherefore women of color are truly respected. Classifying a woman a RIP in that way is truly abhorrent and evil. I’m glad that people in Twitter are exposing Cosmopolitan for advancing faux white supremacist beauty standards. We know the truth. The truth is that beauty is diverse and it exists in many colors, shapes, and sizes. Black women are never inferior to non-black women in beauty at all for black is beautiful. The stupid actions of Cosmopolitan are the reasons why the Black Girls Rock movement is in existence. Black Girls Rock is about black females having the right to express their dreams, aspirations, goals, and their own self-determination in general (as human beings). We can’t be totally free until all humans are treated as full human beings. Cosmo should be ashamed of themselves. We aren’t worried about Cosmo. We will move forward and advance real wisdom.

  45. April 3, 2015 - Reply

    LOL who reads a super market magazine in the first place. Read a book.More info and more appealing.

  46. April 4, 2015 - Reply

    beauty is in the eye of the beholder — in this instance, the people who own this magazine and the people who purchase this magazine. clutch can accomplish the same results as this magazine. better still — let the readers decide who should r.i.p. and who is gorgeous – just like cosmopolitan.

  47. April 5, 2015 - Reply

    Never read that magazine again after seeing right through them years ago. I also noticed that they compared a Kardiashian to a Black beautiful black woman too. SMH

    Some nerves, we all know that sister actually have REAL TALENTS!!

    • April 5, 2015 - Reply

      @TruthSpeaks

      Preach.

  48. April 5, 2015 - Reply

    correction, all the women were women of color, but some were mixed. So clearly cosmopolitan is run by supremacists with hitler/KKK ideals of “purity”

  49. April 5, 2015 - Reply

    #Blackgirlsrock

  50. April 7, 2015 - Reply

    WTF. Let me see, the last time I read Cosmo was like 1995. Good thing I stopped because they are without.

  51. May 6, 2015 - Reply

    I went back and read through the article to see just how bad it was, and even though they compare a few white “outs” to white “ins” EVERY SINGLE “IN” WAS WHITE. What is that about? There are so many crazy hot WOC in the media now – and tons of models that aren’t white that rock “in” trends. They seriously didn’t see how whitewashed that article was? Gross.

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