editor - September 15, 2010
The 25th Anniversary issue of Elle magazine has 4 different covers, each one showing someone on their list of 25 notable women under 25. The covers show Megan Fox, Amanda Seyfried, Gabourey Sidibe, and Lauren Conrad. Sidibe is actually 27, but that's the least of Elle's problems.
As you can see, the covers for Fox, Conrad and Seyfried show body shots, while Sidibes is more of a close up. And some, like this blog, are also saying Elle lightened her skin.
In Elles defense, it's easy to find pictures of Sidibe at different events where she looks lighter or darker, for whatever reason. They also put Alek Wek on their cover, twice, and that chick is black as night.
As far as not showing Sidibes body, are you god damn kidding me. Of course they didn't. If they had to have a black girl they should have gotten Zoe Saldana. Or Meagan Good. K.D. Aubert is absolutely awesome, put her on there and everybody wins. Sidibe shouldn't be anywhere near Elle. It's a fashion magazine celebrating beauty, and if that lump gets any fatter they're gonna start listing her on maps.