People are not happy with LA Times’ “all white women” cover and we totally understand why!


With all that has happened this year, we’ve seen how more and more women came forward to stand up for their rights. From women who stood up against catcallers, to women who stood up against sexual harassment–you name it. We can say that these women, who once have lost their voice, finally found the courage to break the silence.

So it’s not surprising to see that media outlets focus on the empowerment of women. But just because a media outlet celebrates women empowerment, it is not exempted from criticism particularly when they show partiality about it.

Twitter users are furious about the recent cover released by Los Angeles Times. This particular issue, called “A Shift in Focus: Actresses Call for a Change in the Way Stories are Told,” focuses on recognizing empowered actresses from the entertainment industry. They featured several actresses who were nominated and celebrated this awards season, namely: Jessica Chastain (“Mollie’s Game”), Margot Robbie (“I, Tonya”), Diane Kruger (“In the Fade”), Saoirse Ronan (“Lady Bird”), Annette Bening (“Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool”), and Kate Winslet (“Wonder Wheel”).

People are angry because they noticed that the pool of actresses selected for the cover are all “white” and there was no indication of diversity. It was rather obvious that if editors of LA Times wanted to recognize how empowered actresses are from the industry, they should have included women of color. But they didn’t and they are being called out for their huge mistake.

And of course Twitter is savage about this and some users even called out the attention of these women in the cover for failing to recognize the obvious.

One user even pointed out how their “all white women” cover negates their thesis of “A Shift in Focus” because it centers only on white women in Hollywood.

Perhaps, LA Times can explain how is that cover a “shift in focus” again?