i-D Magazine Racist 'Year of the Dragon' Take on Chinese New Year
Squinty eyes - check, evil doll face - check, bad hairstyle - check, granny's oufit - check.
What were the i-D magazine editorial team thinking when they decided on a Chinese New Year themed issue when everything was badly styled, the Chinese culture was portrayed twisted and the magazine launch date was a cool 9 Feb when Chinese New Year for 2012 fell on January 23.
Chinese model Meng Lu looks absurd with blue eyebrows and yellow eyeshadow. I absolutely hate the deliberate red dot of cheek blusher and red lipstick applied only to the center of the lips to achieve an awkward China doll face.
This model was instructed to look down and have her eyes look smaller than they actually are - perpetuating the stereotype of Chinese squinty eyes. The pink pom-poms look like they belong to the powder puff department or accessories on a lion dance puppet.
The i-D magazine "The Year of the Dragon" issue covers were absolutely appalling, one after another succeeded in portraying Chinese women as backwards, tribal, cavewoman, prehistoric, rural, squinty eye aliens.
Image source: i-D Online "The Year of the Dragon"