Who cares? But that’s not the issue…
Personally, I don’t care about Vanity Fair or the pseudonymous racist who wrote the comment. Neither do I think he is particularly funny with his cavalier attitude. But that’s not the point.
The point is that the magazine is perpetuating the bias against Latinos by publishing this type of low-brow humor.
The point is that by publishing the comment the magazine revealed its ignorance and misjudgment concerning the Latino community.
The point is that I don’t care about the magazine or the writer who, by the way, is not funny except in a very crass way.
The point is that I don’t want to waste my time trying to analyze and understand why Vanity Fair’s editorial board or the columnist presented Salma Hayek on the cover and then proceeded to write the stupid comment.
The point is that there are both ethnic and class biases represented in the comment and only the ethnic bias is being addressed.
PLEASE! LETS GET FOCUSED
I had heard about these comments, but didnt expect to see them raised here, where so many IMPORTANT issues are presented.
I went back to read the column (I subscribe but dont read that column regularly; usually I forget its in there), found it to be smart-ass, weakly offensive, silly and completely forgetable. As I suggested, if oure not looking for this 1-pager, you’ll miss it altogether.
VFs articles on S Hayek and P Cruz were excellent and powerful. Did they publish this silly piece by a wise-cracking columnist who is never really funny…yes; but who gives one damn in these apocalyptic times.
VF is very least of our problems. I wonder about the people who would be interested in taking this silliness and trying to make it into an issues.
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