The political correctness police are back. This time, it’s because a magazine dared to feature only white actresses on their cover.
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On Wednesday, The Hollywood Reporter published a group discussion with a panel of potential female award contenders as part of its annual Actress Roundtable cover story. An hour later, the publication issued a preemptive “mea culpa” for the fact that all the actresses on their panel happened to be white.
THR executive editor Stephen Galloway sat down with actresses Carey Mulligan, Jennifer Lawrence, Cate Blanchett, Jane Fonda, Brie Larson, Helen Mirren, Charlotte Rampling, and Kate Winslet – all of whom have projects contending for an Academy Award or an Emmy in the coming year.
The interview was everything you would expect from a group of actresses speaking off the cuff to a publication that’s been covering the entertainment industry since the 1930s.
Whatever. There are bigger problems in the world than some white actresses on a magazine cover.