Backlash

ANGER AS ESSENCE MAGAZINE APPOINTS WHITE FASHION DIRECTOR

Via The Independent Ellianna Placas, who has been appointed fashion director at Essence, America’s largest magazine for African-American women, is white. The row has turned attention once more to the lack of racial variation within the fashion industry.  “I am so, so hurt and confused and frankly angry by this news,” said writer, stylist and former Essence fashion editor, Michaela Angela Davis, on Twitter earlier this week. “I feel like a girlfriend has died.” Davis’s comments have in turn prompted outcry and []

KIELY WILLIAMS DEFENDS MUSIC VIDEO AND SONG ‘SPECTACULAR’ AFTER BACKLASH

Source Former 3LW group member and former Disney Cheetah Girl Kiely Williams, has come out and defended her sexually charged track Spectacular and it’s video. The singer/actress says, I am an actor and performer. I have been so since my first role in a television pilot at five years old. I played a character when I was a “Cheetah Girl.” I am playing a character in the music video for the song “Spectacular,” as I did in the “Cheetah Girl” movies. Young women across []