Cosmopolitan Magazine is at it again. First, they were claiming Kylie Jennie’s co-opted locs were “edgy” and on trend and now it appears as if they’ve snubbed women of color yet again.
The magazine published a guide titled “21 Beauty Trends That Need to Die in 2015.” 42 images of women were shown to depict the trends. Out of the 21 trends that “needed to die”, four women of color were highlighted in the R.I.P. column.
Folks didn’t take this lightly:
— Media Diversified (@WritersofColour) April 2, 2015
In fact even supermodel, Joan Smalls (also one of the WOC featured in the R.I.P. beauty trend column) tweeted at the publication:
— Joan Smalls (@joansmalls) April 3, 2015
Then Cosmo took the time to let us know that co-opted cornrows were no longer “on trend.” Le sigh. Black women have been rocking this look for ages. You can’t co-opt black styles and then throw them away when you feel like you’re “over it.”
The post now has the following editor’s note:
A note from the editor: This article focuses on beauty trends with images that represent those trends. Some images have been taken out of context, and we apologize for any offense. Celebrating all women is our mission, and we will continue to work hard to do that.
To be fair, maybe it was all an oversight.
Share your thoughts! Do you think this was all a coincidence?