Vogue magazine landed in a little hot water recently when actress Thandie Newton called them out on a very obvious fact. Newton is currently the face of Louis Vuitton’s “Double Exposure” campaign but feels very slighted that she has not been asked to pose for the high-fashion magazine’s most coveted cover.
In an interview with Pride Magazine , Newton said,
“Don’t get me started on black people being on the cover of big magazines. It’s so preposterous. I mean, I’ve been on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar four times; I’ve been on the cover of InStyle four times, but Vogue, not once,” she explained.
“And people say to me, I mean literally, people have said to me, ‘What have you got against Vogue that you don’t want to be on their cover?’ And I just laugh.”
“They [Vogue] don’t feel the need to represent because it doesn’t make any sense to them. It’s just baffling to me, but as usual America will dictate the ways things go and a magazine like Vogue will just follow America,” she said. “But it’s like, don’t you want to trail blaze?”
The British-born and based actress feels that the United States edition of Vogue sets the standard of what is accepted and expected when it comes to diversity for other top publications domestically and around the world.
Naomi Campbell, Halle Berry, First lady Michelle Obama, Beyoncé, Rihanna and Jennifer Hudson are just some of the few talented, beautiful and accomplished black women featured on Vogue‘s cover.
Vogue certainly doesn’t include enough black women on their covers and Newton would be a great addition to the Vogue cover archives. As a matter of fact, here are four additional beautiful and talented black women who deserve to land this spot.