Thandie Newton hits out at Vogue for lack of racial diversity
Thandie Newton has spoken out on the apparent lack of racial diversity amongst glossy magazines. Talking to Britain's Pride magazine, the actress has criticised Vogue for not putting more black women on its covers.
"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. 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. "[Vogue] don't feel the need to represent because it doesn't make any sense to them," she said.
Newton has previously voiced her opinions on race, having claimed she was "bitter" that she had to compete against Halle Berry for acting jobs in Hollywood.
"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 added.
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[Source: Contact Music]