Essence Criticized for Sharing Evelyn Lozada’s Bridal Shoot, Is It Fair?
From Clutch--The interwebs were buzzing this week after Essence.com shared photos and video of Basketball Wives star Evelyn Lozada’s photo shoot for luxury bridal house, November Lilly. Although the site, which pretty much exclusively covers celebrities these days, made it clear the shoot was from another source, many questioned whether or not Evelyn belonged on a site geared toward black women.
One outspoken critic of Lozada’s inclusion was the blog, What About Our Daughters, who felt Essence crossed the line by including Lozada who has often engaged in fights and name-calling on her hit reality show.
Gina of What About Our Daughters wrote, “To say Ms. Lozada is a hyperviolent, Black woman hating, foul mouth scourge would not quite capture her true essence. Add to that, the man she’s engaged to has publicly stated that he has a preference for non-Black women, then you see the logic in highlighting Ms. Lozada on a website whose tag line is “Where Black women come first.” Makes total sense!”
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