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FHM Is Tagalog For SMH: Laughably Racist Magazine Cover

March 6th, 2012 | 13 comments | Posted by Jen

For the cover of FHM Philippines’ March 2012 issue, someone thought it’d be an awesome idea to surround 20 year-old Filipina actress Bela Padilla with a group of black models. The racial message of the photo’s bad enough. Light-skinned model–or can we just say white here because that’s how it reads?– on a pedestal surrounded by dark-skinned models in subordinate positions. Then consider the fact that this is published for the Philippines, a country where it’s estimated half of the women bleach their skin.

Then there’s the caption. OH MY GOD, THE CAPTION.

After a Change.org petition was created to protest this cover, it’s been pulled and sent back into “the shadows,” back to the place where our world’s latent colonialist fantasies continue to reside, sipping their gin cocktails and lamenting “the good ol’ days.”

[via Daily Beast]

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Who Knew? Pilipinas Loves Animal Sounds And Bondage Gear And…

March 19th, 2010 | 4 comments | Posted by Diana

What I learned watching the following excerpt from Pilipinas Got Talent:


1. “B.M.” doesn’t always stand for “Bowel Movement.”

2. Sometimes, scaring is caring.

3. Black vinyl dominatrix gear with a flirty yellow tulle robe might get you fugged in the United States, but the PGT judges love it. LOVE IT.

4. The sound of a loud horse neigh scares the shit out of me.

5. It’s true–heels DO go with everything.

6. When you wait for the loud “X” buzzer, it never comes.

7. Those strange talents that the losers honed in homeroom while I was doodling stuff for my fanzine might actually pay off one day.

8. I clearly wouldn’t know talent if it walked up to me on Sunset Boulevard wearing an “I’m Talent” t-shirt and holding up a sign reading, “What does talent look like? Me!” then kicked me in the ass, punched me in the eye, and said, “I said I’m TALENT!”

[YouTube: Pilipinas Got Talent Big Mouth (BM)]

Source Thanks, G Scott!

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