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36 Responses to Why You So Racist, FHM Philippines Edition? [Pic]

  1. Profile photo of eugenius
    eugenius Male 30-39
    1620 posts
    March 2, 2012 at 3:36 pm
    Link: Why You So Racist, FHM Philippines Edition? - The Filipino edition of this month`s FHM launched this cover before pulling it due to racist allegations. Was it racist?
  2. Profile photo of NightHack
    NightHack Male 18-29
    204 posts
    March 2, 2012 at 3:39 pm
    Yes, it is racist to have people of different races in a photograph together. Everyone knows that equality means separation. DEERRRRPPP
  3. Profile photo of spandi
    spandi Male 18-29
    118 posts
    March 2, 2012 at 3:39 pm
    Yes, yes it was.
  4. Profile photo of SephirothA83
    SephirothA83 Male 18-29
    955 posts
    March 2, 2012 at 3:40 pm
    Yeah, just a little...
  5. Profile photo of megavidiot
    megavidiot Male 30-39
    901 posts
    March 2, 2012 at 3:40 pm
    I would say more likely sexist, we all know that`s a man. C`mon, it`s the Philipines!
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    fancylad Male 30-39
    18499 posts
    March 2, 2012 at 3:41 pm
    NightHack: I think some people are upset over the cover`s main caption.
  7. Profile photo of Buiadh
    Buiadh Male 30-39
    6739 posts
    March 2, 2012 at 3:42 pm
    Yes it was. But the girl`s hot. So it`s fine.
  8. Profile photo of zombunny
    zombunny Female 18-29
    2525 posts
    March 2, 2012 at 3:52 pm
    @NightHack, I know there are lots of boobs so you were probably too distracted, but there are actual words on the cover.
  9. Profile photo of Buiadh
    Buiadh Male 30-39
    6739 posts
    March 2, 2012 at 3:58 pm
    lol@zombunny

    Also, it looks like the girl on the right and the girl at the back have been blacked up?
  10. Profile photo of ecstacy911
    ecstacy911 Female 18-29
    105 posts
    March 2, 2012 at 3:59 pm
    Yes. Yes it is racist.
  11. Profile photo of Corydoras87
    Corydoras87 Male 18-29
    642 posts
    March 2, 2012 at 4:09 pm
    why does anyone find that offensive? obviously the depicted people are not forced to do this so they probably know why they were there and what would be done with the picture and they seem to be ok with it.. why do people have to be ashamed or offended "in place" of someone else? the only ones who have a right to complain are the people who are actually displayed and that doesn`t seem to be the case.. if it was a single person or a group of people saying something bad about a different group of people I understand that others may be offended.. but damn.. get over yourselves
  12. Profile photo of McGovern1981
    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14273 posts
    March 2, 2012 at 4:09 pm
    There were words?!?!?!?!
  13. Profile photo of jadoig
    jadoig Male 30-39
    434 posts
    March 2, 2012 at 4:10 pm
    Nope, just a visual representation of someone stepping out of the shadows with other people of darker pigmentation being used to represent the shadows.
  14. Profile photo of Corydoras87
    Corydoras87 Male 18-29
    642 posts
    March 2, 2012 at 4:14 pm
    Nope, just a visual representation of someone stepping out of the shadows with other people of darker pigmentation being used to represent the shadows.
    ------

    that`s right.. people should learn to differ between use and abuse
  15. Profile photo of skullgrin
    skullgrin Male 18-29
    937 posts
    March 2, 2012 at 4:26 pm
    its only racist if you you think shadows means black people (Which means you`re racist)
  16. Profile photo of jendrian
    jendrian Male 18-29
    2516 posts
    March 2, 2012 at 4:32 pm
    I don`t get it
  17. Profile photo of I-IS-BORED
    I-IS-BORED Male 18-29
    2419 posts
    March 2, 2012 at 4:33 pm
    in the philippines they culturally prefer light skin, women walk around with umbrellas to block the sun
  18. Profile photo of Steelgrid
    Steelgrid Male 30-39
    2700 posts
    March 2, 2012 at 4:43 pm
    This is only racist if you are Black...

    ...and American...

    ...and cant help but yell RACE RACE....

    ...and...

    ..and..

    Oh forget it, keep crying...
  19. Profile photo of Nickel2
    Nickel2 Male 50-59
    5879 posts
    March 2, 2012 at 5:03 pm
    WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO I A B ?
    It seems that any copy with any two differing colours is picked up as racist, regardless of content or cotext.
    Any sort of wording is construed or misconstrued as racist.
    WTF is wrong with you?
    It is time for IAB to reassess it`s contributors and stop being so nanny-ish. This sort of article perpetuates racism and is not necessary.
    It would be a good idea to sit down and work out exactly what your ethos is, and sack somebody before your sponsors are wake up to the asinine stupidity of some of the presented material.
    No doubt someone will say `don`t be so serious!`, I am sure; but gradual erosion of acceptable material will lead to the end of a currently damn-good site. Let the be-headings begin.
    Here endeth the rant.
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    OpsAss13 Male 30-39
    514 posts
    March 2, 2012 at 5:25 pm
    Come on. Kind of grasping on that one.
  21. Profile photo of Draculya
    Draculya Male 40-49
    14544 posts
    March 2, 2012 at 6:05 pm
    Nah, body builders do blackface all the time
  22. Profile photo of EmagehtmaI
    EmagehtmaI Male 18-29
    187 posts
    March 2, 2012 at 6:51 pm
    @I-is-bored: you are 100% correct. A very good friend of mine dates a girl who is Filipino. He`s been there several times. He says its completely normal for, say, a resturant to run a help wanted ad specifying a light-skinned girl. All the best positions go to light-skinned people. Darker-skinned people are looked down upon as second-class citizens. All this is done rather blatantly, too. Think the southern US circa 1940.
  23. Profile photo of Draculya
    Draculya Male 40-49
    14544 posts
    March 2, 2012 at 7:54 pm
    I showed this to two Filipinas. The only problem they saw was that she wasn`t wearing much clothes.
  24. Profile photo of jadoig
    jadoig Male 30-39
    434 posts
    March 2, 2012 at 11:03 pm
    Nickel: Don`t be so serious. Or rather, get serious. This is a photo with a link to an article regarding the decision to pull this magazine cover because it was deemed racist. It was posted here with the question, what do you think? Not everyone here just comes for the "LOL, guy falls off bike." Some come for intelligent conversation and camaraderie. To me, this promotes stimulating thought and conversation and is more than welcome as an antidote to boredom.

    Drat, I was just trolled wasn`t I?

    Is it odd that I type drat instead of puck?
  25. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25405 posts
    March 2, 2012 at 11:09 pm
    Thats just people overreacting... nothing bad here
  26. Profile photo of Squrlz4Sale
    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    March 3, 2012 at 12:37 am
    It`s Friday night. The Squirrel Funk Committee requires that you all click this link.

    Your booty will thank me.
  27. Profile photo of faustsshadow
    faustsshadow Male 30-39
    418 posts
    March 3, 2012 at 6:40 am
    It`s not just the Philippines that prefer light skin - this is prominent throughout most of Asia. Like most things related to `beauty` it is tied directly to socioeconomic status. Rich people never went outside and worked in the fields - hence, lighter skin. Money pretty much always = attractiveness in some way or another. Sun umbrellas, wearing poofy winter coats in summer, skin bleach treatments, etc. Are any of these any more ridiculous than some of the tanning nonsense we deal with here? (Which, by the way, is also related to being rich. It`s just, instead of lounging about indoors, the wealthy can lounge on a beach. It is not tan skin that is beautiful, it is smooth tan skin.)

    Recently several people here point out that the word racist is frequently misused. Does the magazine highlight fair skin over dark? Eh - seems to. I didn`t even notice the dark skinned girls at first. I don`t know if they are even different races, though.
  28. Profile photo of Squrlz4Sale
    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    March 3, 2012 at 9:53 am
    If you`re on the fence regarding whether this magazine cover is acceptable or not, as I was initially, here`s what tipped the scales for me in the direction of NOT ACCEPTABLE. The headline for the cover story: "Bela Padilla: Stepping out of the Shadows." How the heck was that discussed (if it was discussed) without everyone realizing that`s a really bad idea?

    "So, we have a fair-skinned beauty emerging `out of the shadows`--`the shadows` being black people or people with really dark skin."

    ~facepaw~

    I agree with all the comments that others have made already regarding the Asian preference, bordering on obsession, for light skin.
  29. Profile photo of faustsshadow
    faustsshadow Male 30-39
    418 posts
    March 3, 2012 at 11:08 am
    "stepping out of the shadows"

    I can`t believe I missed that.
  30. Profile photo of Suicism
    Suicism Male 18-29
    3625 posts
    March 3, 2012 at 1:55 pm
    What are the consequences here? Are feminist black lesbians going to stop reading the magazine if FHM went ahead with its cover? Oh wait - there isn`t much to `read,` and I don`t think that`s quite their target demographic. So they caught her emerging from an interracial orgy - and it was dark in there. So what?
  31. Profile photo of Squrlz4Sale
    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    March 3, 2012 at 2:27 pm
    @Suicism: The consequences are that dark-skinned Filipinas, the majority of the female population, who see this cover story may have the idea that they are ugly and lower class because of their skin color reinforced. It`s already a big problem, with Filipinas (and many other Asian women) going to extreme and dangerous lengths to lighten their skin color.
  32. Profile photo of Suicism
    Suicism Male 18-29
    3625 posts
    March 3, 2012 at 3:12 pm
    Well maybe they should adopt Black History month - that`s what it`s for, right? Boosting their impoverished little egos? Besides, there`s always McDonald`s 365Black. I`m lovin` it.
  33. Profile photo of auburnjunky
    auburnjunky Male 30-39
    10339 posts
    March 3, 2012 at 6:40 pm
    Not racist.

    EVERYTHING IS RACIST!
  34. Profile photo of kittilia
    kittilia Female 18-29
    500 posts
    March 4, 2012 at 2:05 am
    At first I was going to say, "I don`t see the problem," because most "racist" things don`t strike me as racist at all. However, the girls in the background are photographed in a significantly less pretty way with much less pretty clothing, and in a way this imagery does affect girls` minds tremendously, so yes, I see the racism. It`s more of the unconscious sort though, the one that creeps into your mind silently.
  35. Profile photo of Moriachik
    Moriachik Female 18-29
    50 posts
    March 4, 2012 at 12:34 pm
    LOL stepping out of the shadows, I GET IT!
  36. Profile photo of kinky_afr0
    kinky_afr0 Male 18-29
    583 posts
    March 5, 2012 at 12:02 am
    lol it also says `paki`

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