• Tue, Jun 14 2011

Uncomfortable: British Vogue Can’t Tell Asian Models Apart

A Racked reader caught the following bit of awkward and unfortunate: a Vogue UK story hailing Asian models as the new stars of the industry confused Du Juan for Liu Wen. Now, it might actually be an honest mistake (I’ve seen even supers like Natalia and Daria mislabeled in party coverage and the like) but it’s also pretty shitty that in the notoriously monochromatic modeling industry, a major fashion glossy can’t distinguish between Asian stars even when welcoming their success.

Du Juan, Liu Wen

(via Racked)

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  • SY

    it’s only because asians are already stereotyped as all looking alike that we find this uncomfortable. i think it’s just a big lol.