To apologize for and recall the racist March 2012 cover
  • Petitioned For Him Magazine Philippines

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For Him Magazine Philippines

To apologize for and recall the racist March 2012 cover

    1. Victor Bautista
    2. Petition by

      Victor Bautista

      Mandaluyong City, Philippines

A cover starring Bela Padilla "stepping out of the shadows" would be uncontroversial, if the shadows weren't black models. People of African descent have been unjustly stigmatized as embodying darkness, ever since the era of slave trading. The cover is a modern rendition of a regressive form of discrimination, and should thus be brought to utmost scrutiny, in a day and age wherein racial equality should be universal.

 

(Image copyright of FHM Philippines)

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      Victor Bautista
      Petition Organizer

      Roughly one day after the creation of this petition, it has garnered attention by the media, and has very likely been a cause for the recall of the initial cover for FHM's March 2012 issue. Many of you have also spoken out and expressed your own opinions about the racism that continues to perpetuate up to today and your refusal against its continuation. What this petition ultimately proves is that we Filipinos stand for equality, and that we refuse for anyone to be discriminated against by the color of their skin.

      Mabuhay! At maraming salamat sa inyong lahat sa paglalaban niyo para sa dignidad ng lahat ng tao!

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    • Maryanne Palag PASIG, PHILIPPINES
      • over 2 years ago

      its surprising how insensitivity, like this, still happen, when we are supposedly in a more progressed era. :p how disappointing.

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    • N M WASHINGTON, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
      • over 2 years ago

      Poorly thought out & insensitive concept.

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    • Louise Ingrid Salud QUEZON CITY, PHILIPPINES
      • over 2 years ago

      Racism, subtle or not, is an issue.

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    • Miguel Castriciones CAINTA, PHILIPPINES
      • over 2 years ago

      Cover is insensitive, and in bad taste

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    • Tricia Cruz MANILA, PHILIPPINES
      • over 2 years ago

      because racism/discrimination has been an issue for such a long time now, even the slightest hints of it (but this one is definitely anything but SLIGHT) has proven detrimental in many facets of our society. FHM should know (and take regard) of that long-standing fact. also, not everything can be compromised by the shining, shimmering promises of mass media.

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