H&M Clothing is under fire after their series of swimsuit advertising for 2012 featured a model that has been referred to as “Too Dark”.
The popular Swedish clothing retailer’s new ad features beautiful Brazilian model Isabeli Fontana in several bright colored swimsuits which highlight her deep dark Brazilian skin.
The Swedish Cancer Society blasted H&M claiming the ads create a “deadly standard of beauty” that unduly influences young people to tan:
Every year, more people die in Sweden of (skin cancer) than in traffic accidents, and the main cause is too much sunning.
Regardless of how the H&M model got her tan, through sunning or a computer programme, the effect is the same: H&M tells us we should be very tan on the beach.
It is sad to write this, but H&M will through its latest advertising campaign not only sell more bathing suits but also contribute to more people dying from skin cancer.
Hold up… wait! So now being “too dark” is a problem? I guess that’s why they lighten African-american skin in advertising campaigns. You know… so as NOT to influence tanning. Right? I’m so confused right now.
I’m even more confused that H&M issued an APOLOGY!
Their apology + more photos below… Continue Reading…
Beyonce Knowles-Carter hit the 2012 Met Gala last night with a shockingly revealing gown.
Queen B boldly hit the red carpet in a revealing Givenchy Haute Couture gown as wide-eyed onlookers gawked at her motherly figure.
While it was just last year that she and hubby Jay-z were boo’d up & boo’d by the crowd at the annual event, Mr. Carter was no where in sight this year.
Bey explained to reporters that Jay opted to stay home this year and was home babysitting their 4 month old daughter, Blue Ivy.
She also fueled a bit of speculation that she and hubby Jay-Z may be working towards baby #2.
Details + more photos of Beyonce’s sheer dress below… Continue Reading…
was pretty in pink as she was honored as one of Time Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People” earlier this week in NYC (April 24, 2012).
Clad in a strapless fuchsia frock from the Marchesa Resort 2012 collection, the star looked feminine and pretty.
Rih Rih was reminiscent of a prom queen and she paired the right amount of edge to the look without making it seem over the top. A simple black Christian Louboutin pump and Wilfredo Rosado jewels completed her ensemble.
But immediately after she shed her “sweet 16″ look, the “good girl” went back to “bad” as Rihanna headed to Hawaii and promptly got laid… Continue Reading…
was yet another unfortunate victim of a twitter death hoax
but this recent appearance further proves he’s alive and well.
Raymond was spotted out and about in NYC yesterday (April 25, 2012) looking a bit disheveled in his glasses and plaid shirt.
Geek swag on a hundred thousand trillion…
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was spotted as she left The Jimmy Kimmel LIVE show last night (April 17, 2012).
It’s been a while since a cameraman cared enough to take a photo of the singer (and I use that term loosely), so apparently it didn’t matter to her if she was wearing shoes…. and by shoes I mean anything other than those slippers.
I’m not even gonna comment on that spacesuit.
More photos + catch Ashanti’s “comeback” performance of her new song “The Woman You Love”… Continue Reading…
Singer/songwriter Keri Hilson
was caught by the paparazzi as she exited MTV Studios in NYC yesterday (April 5, 2012).
Keri was there speaking as one of the ambassadors of MTV’s “Staying Alive” foundation.
As Ambassador she will do a number of things, ranging from visting some of the fantastic HIV prevention projects we support, to tweeting our news and updates. She is currently supporting the Fashion Against AIDS campaign at H&M – the proceeds of which the Foundation benefits from.
Check out more about her involvement here
More photos of Keri in NYC below… Continue Reading…