On the cover of this issue is upcoming actress and 'Precious' star Gabourey Sidibe- who I believe is the first black (and I use this term only because I can't find any other words to use in its place- but I HATE it so much) 'plus size' woman to be ever featured on the cover of such a prestigious and famous American fashion glossy. I think this achievement is amazing for her and I give her all kudos HOWEVER- I am seriously outraged at the Elle hair styling team to allow her to be photographed like that for a cover!!! In all the magazine covers featuring models of all races wearing wigs/weaves/extensions/hair-pieces you name it I have NEVER EVER seen a weave job done SOO badly like this one. And I am so angered by this because it's almost like they've said 'yeah all the smaller girls can have great hair and look amazing but we'll let Gabourey going out looking like a HOT MESS!!!'
It's completely shocking, and I'm sure many of you will agree with me- even Kim Kimble, weave-ress to the stars would agree with me. Despicable!
Disclaimer: Elle I still love you- but I just had to let it out that you messed up this time-it's ok we all make mistakes...but I still love you!!
Pictures courtesy of concreteloop.com and elle.com