Magazine whitewashes Yalitza Aparicio
Left: Yalitza Aparicio in the cover of ¡HOLA! (Taken from ¡HOLA! Instagram account)/Right: Yalitza in the cover of Teen Vogue (Taken from Teen Vogue's Instagram account)

Magazine whitewashes Yalitza Aparicio

21/02/2019
14:12
EL UNIVERSAL in English/Gretel Morales
Mexico City
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Social media users pointed out that Yalitza's skin looks much lighter and looks slimmer

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Yalitza Aparicio has taken the world by storm. After her debut in Alfonso Cuarón's “Roma”, the Mexican actress has walked red carpets all over the world and graced the covers of magazines such as VOGUE Mexico, Teen Vogue, Vanity Fair, among many others.

Unfortunately, since Yalitza became a public figure, she has been attacked for her appearance. Just last weekend, she was described as a “fucking indian by actor Sergio Goyri.

Today, the magazine ¡HOLA! revealed that Yalitza was this week's cover. The actress can be seen wearing a beautiful red gown and posing with confidence.

Nevertheless, social media users have accused the magazine of photoshopping Yalitza, as her skin color looks much lighter and her body appears to be altered as well.

It would be quite unfortunate if the magazine did photoshop Yalitza since she has become a role model for millions of women in Mexico and all over the world, who look up to her because she embraces her beauty and defends her Indigenous roots.

In a broader context, whitewashing an Indigenous woman sends the wrong message: that in order to be beautiful, you have to look a certain way, which does not include brown skin.

In comparison, other magazines have shown Yalitza's beauty without altering it: 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

@vanityfair @chivexp Emmanuel Lubezki .. que hermosa experiencia

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The magazine has yet to comment on the issue.

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