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Vogue Netherlands Honors Marc Jacobs With Blackface

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Okay, really? This is really still happening???

Apparently Vogue Netherlands missed the multiple memos that blackface is never okay, because they are the latest guilty party.

The publication ran a spread in their May issue honoring Marc Jacobs and in a poor attempt to pay homage to his 2008-2009 muses Grace Jones and Josephine Baker they painted model Querelle Jansen's face black.

This is just wrong.

Wouldn't it have just been easier to hire an African American model?

Apparently not.


[Image via Vogue Netherlands.]

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5 comments to “Vogue Netherlands Honors Marc Jacobs With Blackface”

  1. anne says – reply to this


    In the netherlands there is no thing like 'black face' it does not has any culturale meaning. You can not put the history from one country to un other. In that case about 80% of the world are babarians beacause they dont have the laws against wapons and they don't treat all people as equals …..

  2. 2

    Not trying to defend black facing, but our country's Vogue doesn't have a big budget so they usually hire Dutch models. And there's barely any tinted people in our country. In my 18 years of existence, I think I've seen about 2 black people in real life. Besides, why should they hire African AMERICANS. Your country isn't superior or anything. Regardless, the spread is still stupid.

  3. Hithere says – reply to this


    Everyone is always scared of things that could have a racist/sexist connotation. People that feel ashamed or uncomfortable with anything that could slightly have something to do with supposed racism, are thinking of it as something "bigger" than it really is. By making a big deal of it you give it a deeper meaning. The Dutch clearly tried to be innovative, artistic and did not mean anything by this and tried to HONOR black people. People shouldn't get offended by this because simply the dutch didn't mean it in a bad way. I see it as a combination of the two, making us equal.

  4. free says – reply to this


    Here's a tip, Perez: try to get humanly correct first, before having a go at being politically correct. Which by the way is only valid in the US in your case.

  5. kay says – reply to this


    americans get offended by almost everything these days. I see a model with make up, it looks artistic, not offenssive. Get over it!