Thandie Newton criticises Vogue for lack of black celebrities

Last Updated: Nov 07, 2011, 15:26 PM IST

London: Actress Thandie Newton has criticised Vogue magazine for the apparent lack of black celebrities on its covers.

Newton, 31, said that she has appeared on the covers of many magazines but never Vogue and she feels they racially discriminate, reported Pride magazine.

"Don`t get me started on black people being on the cover of big magazines. It`s so preposterous. I mean, I`ve been on the cover of Harper`s Bazaar four times; I`ve been on the cover of InStyle four times, but Vogue, not once.

"And people say to me, I mean literally, people have said to me, `What have you got against Vogue that you don`t want to be on their cover?` And I just laugh. [Vogue] don`t feel the need to represent because it doesn`t make any sense to them," she said.

`The Pursuit of Happyness` star has previously openly talked about race, dedicating her time to various charities
and causes over the matter. She had previously stated that she as `bitter` that she had to compete against actresses such as alle Berry for leading black female roles in Hollywood.

"It`s just baffling to me, but as usual America will dictate the ways things go and a magazine like Vogue will just follow America," she added.

Newton will be next seen in `Retreat` alongside Cillian Murphy and Jamie Bell. Newton also made her West End debut last month by appearing in the Olivier Award-winning play `Death and the Maiden.`

PTI