Yikes! Jennifer Aniston is being called a ‘blackfish’ over this magazine cover
People are comparing her to ‘Rachel Dolezal’
An InStyle Magazine cover of Jennifer Aniston is gaining criticism for how dark her skin looks.
The Magazine has five covers to promote its October beauty issue, but the one with Jennifer wearing a necklace around her hair has drawn the most attention.
After pitching, executive producing, and starring in @TheMorningShow, #JenniferAniston isn't afraid of pushing herself outside her comfort zone. She channels iconic beauty looks from the ‘60s and ‘70s for our October Beauty Issue. Read her full interview: https://t.co/wWAVMk3GRY pic.twitter.com/PnmtRr6q5U
— InStyle (@InStyle) September 4, 2019
Comments underneath InStyle's Instagram post read: “I didn’t know she was a person of colour", "very brown" and "blackface."
One commenter wrote: “I get that these covers are supposed to be channeling the glamour of yesteryear but that ‘glamour’ routinely marginalised women of colour for white women (whether made tan or otherwise). Seeing Jennifer Aniston several shades darker than normal reminds me of that legacy. In 2019, if you want a brown-skinned woman on your cover, put a brown-skinned woman on your cover."
Most comments are criticising the magazine instead of Jennifer herself, because she looks much lighter in other pictures.
“Jen is an icon, and loved by so many. She doesn’t need the heavy airbrushing and 10 shades too dark ‘tan’ I suppose magazines such as yours assume we’re too blind to notice? Trust me we’d have a lot more respect for you if you just left the heavy handed airbrushing out of your covers,” one fan said. While another wrote: “Congrats on making her look nothing like herself."
Is everyone else seeing what I’m seeing? Because… pic.twitter.com/XWcE7FlxAG
— Seafood By Antoinne (@yosoymichael) September 4, 2019
On Twitter, Jennifer Aniston has been compared to Rachel Dolezal, a white woman who infamously "identified" as black and Ariana Grande, who has recently been accused of blackfishing.
One person wrote: "They gave her the Ariana Grande package I see." While another asked: "What in the Dolezal is this?"
Someone posted a picture of Jennifer Aniston with the caption: "2019: The Year of the Blackfish."
2019: The Year of the Blackfish https://t.co/WdGIdXkquD
— Queen Messertiti (@ariel_comedy) September 5, 2019
InStyle Magazine is yet to issue a comment.