Saturday, April 26, 2014
Laverne and Lupita Snubbed For Time 100
Well, that's what just happened to Laverne Cox. When I discovered she was briefly leading her category in Time 100 voting, I asked my readers to support her and many of you did to the tune of 88,000 votes (mine included). That total was as I mentioned the fifth highest number of votes anyone received, but yet she was ignored by the Time editors when the final list came out.
What up with that Time magazine? .
She wasn't the only one with a similar situation ignored by the Time editors. Oscar winning actress Lupita Nyong'o was also snubbed despite the overwhelming support.of over 41, 000 people.
Time has been mute about it, but peeps pissed about both being snubbed haven't. The champions and supporters have been vocal about their displeasure of neither woman making the list while people that polled far fewer votes and were of lighter complexions did.
Laverne took it in stride, thanking people for supporting her. (and I and 'errbody' else always will have your back). Meanwhile the radio silence coming from Time speaks volumes.
As far as I'm concerned, without you two ladies on the Time 100 list, the quality and credibility of it took a major hit. I submit I'm not alone in my assessment either..
Posted by Monica Roberts at 12:00 AM
Labels: lists, magazines, polls, transphobia
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