Conveniently they post on their site the original picture of Lupita so you can see exactly how much they lightened her skin for the cover. I thank them for doing that so that I don’t have to find a completely different photo of her to compare it to.
I wonder what the object was? to make her more appealing to a black demographic by lightening her skin for this cover? That is kind of ironic. So, it is not just mainstream (read “white”) magazines that feel they have to lighten the skin of black cover girls to make them more appealing to their audience.
I wonder how they knew black people prefer their women light skinned?