Daaaaaang! Elle Magazine went IN on People! Well done!
“David Beckham was just crowned People’s ‘Sexiest Man Alive’, and while we don’t dispute his hotness, we couldn’t help but notice that the winner of this title has been white 29 out of 30 times (Denzel Washington was picked back in 1996). While it might seem trivial, the ongoing issue of the lack of diversity in the entertainment industry makes it more important than ever to highlight a more inclusive standard of what’s considered beautiful–for women and men alike. Here, we celebrate a diverse roster of 30 other deserving men who are sexy, alive, and not white.”
“It was very important to me that [Cookie Lyon] not be sassy and neck-rollin’ and eye-bulgin’ and attitude all the time. Everything she does is coming from a place of fighting for her family. That’s why she’s not a caricature.” - Taraji P. Henson