Deepika Padukone used as a ‘prop’ on a magazine cover? Diet Prada scrutinises racist behaviour by Vogue

Conde Nast has been under continued scrutiny regarding the racism faced by employees over the years. Diet Prada looks back at all the insensitive remarks made by Vogue over the years.
Deepika Padukone used as a ‘prop’ on a magazine cover? Diet Prada scrutinises racist behaviour by Vogue Deepika Padukone used as a ‘prop’ on a magazine cover? Diet Prada scrutinises racist behaviour by Vogue
  • 18
  • facebook
  • twitter
  • Share on whatsapp

The ongoing Black Lives Matter protests have thrown light on severe issues like racism and scrutiny towards black employees and people of colour. While people started out protesting for the death of George Floyd for the racism and violence caused by police, it has now turned into a much greater movement. One of the biggest civil rights movements in history, the BLM has also thrown light on a lot of topics that went undiscussed and a lot of brands whose racist behaviour was kept under the sheets. 

Diet Prada, the infamous fashion watchdog is trying its best to throw light on the brands and fashion biggies who have been called out for racism on multiple occasions. While things were silent and buried during those times, this time around, it has definitely turned into a point of conversation. 

The fashion watchdog threw light on the on-going conversation regarding the racist activities carried on by Vogue. While a lot of black employees came forward and talked about their struggles, a company-wide email was sent out apologizing for the same. Later came the time when people speculated Vogue’s Editor-in-chief, Anna Wintour’s impending resignation which was then clarified and denied in a town hall meeting. 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

No doubt Anna Wintour has been a hot topic of discussion this week. Rumors flying of an impending resignation were quickly squashed in a Condé Nast town hall meeting on Friday. CEO Roger Lynch said “there is no truth to that,” adding that she can be an “incredibly positive force for change”. Love her or hate her, sound off below . ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Image: Anna Wintour by Alex Katz, 2011 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #vogue #voguemagazine #annawintour #nuclearwintour #andreleontalley #thechiffontrenches #fashion #fashionmagazine #editorial #print #advertising #voguecover #alexkatz #painting #condenast #bobhaircut #bob #voguechallenge

A post shared by Diet Prada ™ (@diet_prada) on

ALSO READ: Vogue’s Editor in Chief, Anna Wintour apologises for race related ‘mistakes’; Employees of colour come forward

Amid all this, Diet Prada also threw light on some of the most controversial movements from American Vogue’s history. While calling out for ‘cultural appropriation, using POC (people of colour) as props and glamorization of white privilege’, Diet Prada took the controversial movements and displayed a thoroughly researched post. 

The post threw light on the insensitivity faced over the year with big names like Kendall Jenner, Karlie Kloss, LeBron James, Scarlett Johansson, Irina Shayk and many more on their list. One such cover discussed on the post was the April 2019 issue. The post read, In celebration of global talent, the issue championed “the new center, which is everywhere and nowhere at once.” Despite Vogue’s intentions, it was glaringly obvious that in this new center, white women were still at its center. Actresses of colour like Adesua Etomi and Deepika Padukone were pushed to the side, serving more as props for white actresses like Scarlett Johansson and Vanessa Kirby’.

Image Source: Diet Prada Instagram

What are your thoughts about this? Do you think people of colour were used as props? Let us know in the comments section below. 

For more Fashion & Beauty updates: Follow @pinkvillafashion

Download the Pinkvilla App for latest Bollywood & Entertainment news, hot celebrity photos, lifestyle articles, fashion & beauty news,Hollywood, K-Drama etc . Click here
Anonymous 6 months ago

It is better than Loreal showcasing Aishwarya Rai as Indian girl. That is the most racist thing ever. Using blue eyed, light skined girl to represent brown skin and brown eyed population.

Anonymous 6 months ago

Deepika was a dark skinned girl who is visibly fair skinned now. She has herself done skin whitening to get work in Hollywood. She has herself promoted rascism and shamed dark skin so no point of feeling bad for her. And most importantly she isn't a big star like the woman in center so she is sidelined. Stardom don't see black and white.

Anonymous 6 months ago

Well researched, some of the missteps are truly appalling

Anonymous 6 months ago

Racism lol..why is she using skin whitening then DP has habit of crying foul all the time.

Anonymous 6 months ago

Nothing wrong in the Padukone shots ,there are 3 of them there and they have arranged it to include everyone in the frame. The first pic is bad ,reminds me of that King Kong and the blonde girl.

Anonymous 6 months ago

Indians are always victim of racism in foreign countries.

Anonymous 6 months ago

Indians are racist themselves

Anonymous 6 months ago

This is nonsense. Scarlett is more famous that Deepika globally and hence the center stage. Deepika is not alone in the sides there are other whites along

Anonymous 6 months ago

will the magazine sell with deepika's power or Scarletts power? LOL indeed

Anonymous 6 months ago

LOL!! and Deepika could "mobilize" her fans to overthrow the Indian Government?? Deluded much?

Anonymous 6 months ago

That is not the point. It recognizes global talent, which means they are all at the top of their games in their countries and yet they shot white women in the centre. Deepika has larger fan-base and impact than Scarlett. Hollywood stars don't enjoy same patronage in the US. Their popularity is global due to less of language barrier but that appeal is only limited to films. A star system is like in South Korea, or South India when an actor can mobilize their fan-base for any cause. US actors don't have such patronage. Even stars like Selena gomez, taylor swift, and top hollywood left liberals couldn't help democrats win by mobilizing their ban-bases.

Anonymous 6 months ago

And she has done item songs in Bollywood. Pointing fingers is easier for find a way to fix our own industry. List Main Stream actresses who are darker skinned ??

Anonymous 6 months ago

thank you for sharing this. americans have always been racist and i wonder how priyanka found her way ahead in that culture

Anonymous 6 months ago

Because Priyanka is a racist too . Selling fairness creams in India and selling melanin is the US . She’s a hypocrites

Anonymous 6 months ago

Acha so she didn’t make it as a solo model on cover so her PR will pitch racism? Where was she when she mocked priyanka chopra for her magazine shoots lol

Anonymous 6 months ago

Sit back and relax! Its her PR team pushing such stories on Pinkvilla

Anonymous 6 months ago

please read the article you will understand. this is diet prda they are not PRs

Anonymous 6 months ago

i dont think deepu will have control over diet prada. you should use your brains and stop spreading negativity.not evrything in this world is PR