I’ll let you be the judge.
Now, I’ve been following fashion periodicals for years.
I know what Zoe Kravitz looks like. Except recently, she looks like a totally different person. I’m talking Michael Jackson levels of makeover. It is not a good look. She looked fine before, she looked like herself.
When I heard they’d cast her in Fantastic Beasts I thought it was the wrong casting choice and another character would suit her better (like snake girl, perfect!). However, to try and fit this square PC peg into the round hole that is Helena Bonham Carter’s pristine English Rose possessed porcelain doll look,
they seem to have hired the least black girl to ever black.
Wow, what a role model, thanks. That was worth the hype.
I went through the top Google images and composed a nice little mosaic to demonstrate my point.
I know I’m not imagining this.
Guess which photo is recent.
Top row fine, lower row she looks like an AIDs patient, I’m sorry, she looks ill.
I don’t know if they’ve deliberately hired her post actual skin bleaching (they’d lie and say it’s makeup – makeup doesn’t murder your melanocytes) or bleached her out with super-strong lighting and weird filters over the whole shot and then go in again to filter just her in post (it happens). Either way, it pisses me off they’d token hire a “black” girl, as long as she’s less black than the average Italian in July.
In Fenty shades, the girl’s gone at least a dozen off. Like, 12-14 shades, easily.
She is whiter than most white people!
They black her up (real, obviously) or black her down (fake) based on what’s PC that week, it makes me sick.
Okay, but how does she look in the trailer?
Surrounded by white people for context.
She’s a fucking porcelain there. Zoe Kravitz is versatile, but the girl ain’t porcelain.
She used to be a nice toasty mocha, like a Fawn or Amber (black girls gotta blend).
This girl is literally wearing porcelain. She is a Fenty model. She has more pink and yellow in her skin than Little Miss Black Girl here. What is this mess, why the lies?
For comparison, here’s another character in the same damn trailer, same lighting (you’d think) and I colour-picked the lightest shade I could find on her face.
Spot the white person. Based on the lighting, in my estimation, you cannot tell.
This used to only be a problem with magazine covers. This is a creepy zombie filter.
I hate it.
Now I can’t sit through a film without being pissed off.
If you’re going to take all the credit for hiring a black girl, she needs to stay black!
You can’t virtue signal something then change up that very thing!
And the ashy thing is indisputable. Pick for yourself, I did range.
No black girl in the history of the world is fucking lilac, Warner Bros!