Vogue has long regarded been as thee fashion bible. An article published by the
mag titled “We’re Officially in the Era of the Big Booty” contends that we are
in the age of plump derrieres mostly thanks to Jennifer Lopez, Iggy Azalea and
Kim Kardashian. Oh word?
For years it was exactly the opposite; a large butt was not something one
aspired to, rather something one tried to tame in countless exercise classes.
Even in fashion, that daring creative space where nothing is ever off limits,
the booty has traditionally been shunned. Though nipples have long been a runway
staple, the industry was scandalized when Alexander McQueen debuted his bumster
pants back in 1996. And who can forget the horrified reaction to Rose McGowan’s
barely-there beaded dress at the 1998 Video Music Awards? Today, Rihanna shows
up to the CFDA Awards practically naked with her crack fully on display and
walks off with a Fashion Icon Award.
The mag made sure to big Yeezy’s wife, too.
Enter Kim Kardashian. With a truly singular figure, Kardashian and her family
debuted their reality show, Keeping Up With the Kardashians, in 2007. It made
the entire clan famous, of course, but Kardashian’s behind was the real star,
and was frequently employed as a plot device. In one season, Kardashian even
X-rayed her body to prove her curves were real and not the by-product of
Hey Vogue, you’re kind of late.
J. Lo we get—all praises do—but a pair of white chicks embracing their ass and
hips and now it gets the co-sign? But then again, Columbus did “discover”
already populated land, so what else is new?
Needless to say, Black Twitter is having a field day with this one. But is the
WoC are desexualized,— neely_0hara (@neely_0hara) September
hypersexualized, devalued, dehumanized, degraded, etc. this is exhausting.
@pgarcialujan— Brittney (@B_La_Butt) September 10,
completely ignored how black women (including serena Williams) have been mocked
& disrespected for having big butts
Invincible Joy (@aisha1908) September
WoC have been trendsetters both— neely_0hara (@neely_0hara) September 10,
culturally and fashionably but are given no credit for it.So excuse us for being
angry.We have a right to be
"For years... a large butt— HRH Gugu Mhlungu
was not something one aspired to" - @voguemagazine
showing their white hegemonic standards of beauty.
yea you forgot to mention the part where Black women were once shamed and
paraded around like animals for having fat asses