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princessandtheprep:

This is one of the most insulting things that I have ever seen, it makes me so mad I actually want to cry. I canโ€™t believe magazines think that they can just dip a woman in brown paint, give her clothes from my culture to put on for a couple hours and then have audacity to call her an โ€œAfrican Queenโ€. Growing up I heard every joke about Africans and saw the negative stereotypes portrayed by the media that tried to make me feel so bad about where I come from. Yet Ive noticed when fashion magazine want to do spreads portraying poise and exoticness they often turn to Africa ( and many other foreign continents/nations) proving time and again that Africa is more than the negative images you see in the media) ย but this time, to try and take parts of my beautiful culture just to have white women play the role of an โ€œAfrican Queenโ€ proves that beauty cannot be seen in our countries/cultures unless it is represented by White people.ย