Feb 17 - Sports Illustrated readers outraged over Beyonce being on front cover

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Do you find it normal for Beyonce to be on the cover?

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 02-17-2007, 02:09 PM         #1
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Feb 17 - Sports Illustrated readers outraged over Beyonce being on front cover
 

 
Outraged Sports Illustrated readers are flooding the SI offices with angry phone calls and emails demanding subscription cancellations. The furor erupted after Sports Illustrated's celebrated annual "Swimsuit Issue" hit the stands with Beyonce on the cover and an inside shot of a smug Kanye West gripping a models derriere.

Angry comments have been posted on this site as well as other blogs and message boards. "Is this the Swimsuit Issue or the Ghetto issue?" read one post. A source inside the SI mail room emailed me to say longtime subscribers are angry. "The calls are nonstop," she wrote. "Some of these guys have been subscribing to Sports Illustrated for years just so they can get the Swimsuit Issue before it hits the stands. This is like blasphemy to most of them who don't know who Beyonce or Kanye are."

A local newspaper reporter who asked not to be identified said, "So many women grew up identifying with the models in the Swimsuit Issue. They don't see themselves in Beyonce. SI has made a mockery of their core demographic with this issue."

So far, SI hasn't commented publicly on the complaints. But insiders say SI is discreetly emailing members of the mainstream media emphasizing the point that the Swimsuit Issue is a "Music Issue". But critics are asking how can it be both? "They should make up their minds," wrote one angry poster on a sports-related board. "Either it's the Swimsuit Issue or the Rap Issue. SI can cancel my subscription!"
-http://sandrarosenews.blogspot.com/2007/02/outraged-readers-cancelling-si.html-

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104 comments for "Feb 17 - Sports Illustrated readers outraged over Beyonce being on front cover"

 11 years ago '04        #2
reazon_opt 8 heat pts
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whoa prejudice at is best... as well as ignorance... tsk tsk tsk
 11 years ago '04        #3
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A local newspaper reporter who asked not to be identified said, "So many women grew up identifying with the models in the Swimsuit Issue. They don't see themselves in Beyonce. SI has made a mockery of their core demographic with this issue."


^^thats the truth. Its different and so they reacted the way they did. Thats how humans work.
 02-17-2007, 02:34 PM         #4
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tired of beyonce as well..............she fu*kin k!lling me with her sh*t, she needs to step to the left already and give me a fu*kin break. Fuk i hate her sh*t, and her a.sss :finger:


wtf would they put a singer/enter on a cover that a model usually do the shoots for. Its like having a model pick up a grammys for some wack a.ss hook. fu*k that
 11 years ago '04        #5
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when tyra was on the cover i didnt hear nothing
 02-17-2007, 02:36 PM         #6
Street Novelist  OP
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nowhere in ur quote does it say they have a problem with her being black...
 02-17-2007, 02:36 PM         #7
Krazy K  OP
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Racism at it's finest and how do you not kno who Kanye or Beyonce are? They are household names at this point, even my parents know who they are.
 02-17-2007, 02:37 PM         #8
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 DJWho said:
when tyra was on the cover i didnt hear nothing
exactly so how can any1 say its racist, there have been asian and hispanic women also
 02-17-2007, 02:39 PM         #9
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I dont feel there is a very high degree of racism in this post. Most people, like myself, are a little upset to see Beyonce on such a prestigous cover, is all. Most MODELS work very hard to achieve the cover of that issue and it acts as a career boost to them. I don't like Beyonce, because she is old news. She peaked like 5 years ago. I am so tired of her. Furthermore, like the Williams' sisters, she has a racist father. There are a lot hotter girls than beyonce out there... A lot hotter girls IN the ISSUE that are hotter than beyonce... And don't say i feel this way, because "she is black." Because, as far as "black" goes, she barely registers... She is very dilluted. I liked it better when Destiny's Child was together.. at least that way, there was more to look at than just Beyonce.
 02-17-2007, 02:40 PM         #10
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 DJWho said:
when tyra was on the cover i didnt hear nothing
wrong,the same thing happened few years back.
 02-17-2007, 02:44 PM         #11
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 WorstNightmare said:
wrong,the same thing happened few years back.
TYRA BANKS >>> Beyonce.

I wonder how Beyonce would feel if Tyra Banks somehow won a Grammy for best song...
Beyonce has no business on the cover of a Professional MODELing magazine.. Just as Tyra Banks has no business winning a grammy for songs.
 02-17-2007, 02:51 PM         #12
DirtyHarry  OP
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why do black people cry racist 100 percent of the time? there is nothing racist about this. a singer shouldnt be on the cover of a sports magazine. thats it there is no reacism here get chy0 head out your a.sses.
 02-17-2007, 03:01 PM         #13
qmudd  OP
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if its true, fu*k the people who actually wasted minutes/seconds/hours of their lives to write to SI. If you dont like it, don't read it. Find another mag to beat your meat to.
 11 years ago '06        #14
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fu*k those fools that ain't wanting the SI Issue because it's "too black" ..

All the n*ggas will buy it to replace sales anyway ..

Ain't nothing better than beyonce ..
 11 years ago '04        #15
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Had to change the title of the thread as there is no mention of race in the original article.
 02-17-2007, 03:05 PM         #16
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What if they put Madonna on the cover of Essense?
 02-17-2007, 03:06 PM         #17
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 EASTLondon said:
Had to change the title of the thread as there is no mention of race in the original article.
saying its to "ghetto" is a mention of race
 11 years ago '04        #18
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fu*k them wack racisit a.ss people
 11 years ago '05        #19
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this sh*t shouldnt even be that serious. its just a damn cover. like B is still fine so why cant see be on da cover wats all the hate for stop it
 02-17-2007, 03:15 PM         #20
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i thought SI was for fine bi*ches. all these little fu*ks writing letters cause she's on the cover need to be bi*ch slapped.
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