Now, on to what I originally intended to discuss. While searching online for images of Kelly Rowland, I came upon a picture of her that seems fairly recent. She posed for the cover of a magazine. But, what immediately jumped out to me, was how pale this beautiful brown-skinned girl appeared. Take a look at the photo for yourselves:
I am fully aware of this magazine, and the majority of it's readership are other minorities. With that being said, I couldn't help but wonder why no one has said anything about how light they made her on this cover...I am sure you all remember the commentary many people gave about this ad:
So....why the silence about Kelly's cover? Take a look at other magazine covers of Ms. Rowland, including one from the same publication:
Kelly is made to look lighter than her known to be fair complexioned pal Beyonce...
I am curious to know what the concept was for the Vibe Cover of Kelly? Was it some major interrogation that had her burning up under ultra bright lights? What people choose to place on the cover of magazines is done for the sole purpose of selling as many copies as possible to the consumer population. Whatever the case, I think all who would protest the Loreal ad of Beyonce should take a look at this cover of Kelly and ask, is it not the same thing? Whatever motivated them to protest Beyonce's ad, for some reason, is not applying to Kelly's cover? Am I the only person who sees the glaringly obvious? What say you?