Will you look at this! Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o is on the cover of the People’s Worlds Most Beautiful People 2014.
Not sure if I think of this is an accomplishment for the black community per se….but I can see how some will think it is.
For as long as I can remember complexion and skin color have been an issue in the entertainment industry and in the media. Light was right, and Blonde was beautiful. Dark was ugly and God forbid if you had natural hair and braids.
Whoever decided to choose Lupita for the cover of this issue is making a statement. However, it makes me wonder, if Lupita didn’t win the Oscar this year for Best Actress in a Motion Picture, would she be on the cover of People?
What do you think?
Image Credit: People Magazine