PATRICIA GARCIA of VOGUE Magazine says;
"As we await the premiere of Jennifer Lopez and Iggy Azalea’s new music video, it would appear that the big booty has officially become ubiquitous. In music videos, in Instagram photos, and on today’s most popular celebrities, the measure of sex appeal is inextricably linked to the prominence of a woman’s behind."So there we have it folks, VOGUE has officially declared BIG BOOTIES to be fashionably, socially, and of course, commercially acceptable!!!
BLACK WOMEN have always had/have/will always continue to have Protruding Posteriors.
In addition to their Luscious Lips, Bountiful Bosom, Heavy Hips, and Thick Thighs, BLACK WOMEN of ALL sizes tend to have Blessed Backsides.
In fact, when compared with a large percentage of women of other ethnicities, even Slender/Slim/Petite/Skinny BLACK WOMEN have a full load of Junk in the Trunk.
So now who gets all of the credit for trailblazing AFRICAN/AFROCENTRIC/BLACK Body Features and proclaim WE'RE OFFICIALLY IN THE ERA Of THE BIG BOOTY???
PATRICIA GARCIA says we can thank JENNIFER LOPEZ, IGGY AZALEA, KIM KARDASIAN, MILEY CYRUS, SHAKIRA, and JEN SALTER for making BLACK WOMEN'S BODY PARTS ACCEPTABLE For WHITE PEOPLE;
"Perhaps we have Jennifer Lopez to thank (or blame?) for sparking the booty movement. When she first arrived on the scene in the late nineties, a lot of the buzz surrounding her focused on the back of her voluptuous body. Her derrière quite literally stood out against the other sex symbols of the moment, signaling a shift away from the waif era of Gwyneth Paltrow and Kate Moss and the outrageously large-breasted Pam Anderson. Lopez’s behind was so unique, and evidently so valuable, there were rumors she had taken out insurance worth millions to protect the asset.
Enter Kim Kardashian. With a truly singular figure, Kardashian and her family debuted their reality show, Keeping Up With the Kardashians, in 2007. It made the entire clan famous, of course, but Kardashian’s behind was the real star, and was frequently employed as a plot device. In one season, Kardashian even X-rayed her body to prove her curves were real and not the by-product of artificial implants.
Instagram also launched that other famous booty: the one on workout sensation Jen Selter..
Then came the total bootification of pop music. At the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards, Miley Cyrus proved you didn’t need to have a large butt to become a part of the conversation, you just needed to know how to attract enough attention to one. And now it seems pop musicians everywhere are baring their asses onstage or online. Shakira and Rihanna had a booty-off in their video for “Can’t Remember to Forget You.”FASHION BOMB DAILY says;
"Sigh…haven’t we been here before? In an article about big booties becoming big business, we asked why black women weren’t reaping the benefits. And now, we have Vogue, giving kudos to Iggy Azalea and J. Lo for a body trait championed by women of African descent since Saartjie Baartman aka Venus Hottentot first appeared in European society in the 19th century (The Venus Hottentot is largely thought to be the first African woman to appear in Western culture. She was paraded around London and Paris as a part of a ‘freak show'; her round posterior, was looked at as an inferior or savage trait. She was analyzed like she was an animal or a member of a different species. She died of a sexually transmitted disease and was ultimately dissected and her likeness displayed for years in Paris’s Musée de l’Homme)".
BLACK WOMEN and their BODIES continue to be stigmatized and ostracized as UGLY, DEFORMED, DISGUSTING, UNACCEPTABLE, or; only worthy of SEXUAL EXPLOITATION.
The article gives a slight nod to BEYONCE', BLAC CHYNA, NICKI MINAJ and RIHANNA.
BUTT (NOT a misspelling) ultimately, the message is that it takes a publication fronted by a RICH WHITE WOMAN to officially document a gradual progression of NON-NLACK WOMEN... to make BLACK WOMEN, and white women's choice of BLACK WOMEN'S BODY PARTS, to seem plausibly acceptable.
HELLO BEAUTIFUL says;
"So when J. Lo decides to say, “Mesmerized by the size of it/You can fight it if you like take your time/I can guarantee you’ll have the time of your life/Throw up your hands if you love a big booty,” I’ll still throw my hands up, but I will not give her or Iggy any credit for making big booties popular. What Garcia did in this article was blatantly say that a Black woman’s beauty, from our thick curves to our juicy lips…none of that ever mattered…until a White girl got her hands on it.SOUTH AFRICA-native Journalist RAEESA PATHER of ALL AFRICA says;
"The problem with Vogue's piece is that it tells people what they should think of the black body, and it does this by showing the white body. In South Africa, we don't need to look through the pages of Vogue magazine to see this. The realities of our society carry the weight of Vogue's narrative.
Less than a month ago, two white university students showed up to a costume party dressed up, ostensibly as black domestic workers. The girls smeared black paint on their faces and stuffed padding under their skirts to create the exaggerated illusion of big butts. They were not simply dressed as domestic workers. They were, as TO Molefe says, dressed in a "performance of anti-black stereotypes".
Not much has changed since Sara Baartman. The ridicule is just performed in an environment that pretends to be educated. White people still point, mock and guffaw at the black body, and Vogue is just another member of the peanut gallery.
Why does Vogue assume that black women need its approval for their bodies to be accepted? There is no "era" for big butts, and to suggest so is to imply that once the fun is over big butts will again be something to shame. But the booty is part of a black woman's physique: it is quite literally a part of her existence. Who gives Vogue the right to approve of the parts of us that can exist, and the parts that need to go?"Does this mean that VOGUE has proclaimed that BLACK WOMEN can now OFFICIALLY go and have a seat with WHITE WOMEN, or; does it simply mean that it is now OK for WHITE WOMEN to have a little more meat on their bones?!?!?"