"Black is Beautiful".... Duh!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

 Advertisers are trying to cash in on the first family, and it really bothers me.  Modeling agencies and scouts are searching for girls who look like Sasha and Malia Obama. It sounds great on the surface, because the Obamas are opening doors of opportunity that would have otherwise been closed.  On the other hand,  advertisers jumping on the bandwagon and proclaiming "black is beautiful" are just so pathetic.  If ad agencies really cared, then they would have been preparing for the black takeover when Obama got elected.  What were they waiting for?
 I don't know if we will see an immediate change in advertising, because we definitely haven't seen one in fashion.  But if you ever wanted to get your cute little brown-skinned girl into modeling or acting, now's the time to do it.
 Check out CNN's story Selling the First Family.


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