It’s just a tan: Twitter punches back at perpetually-offended liberals attacking Jennifer Aniston
Aniston shot five different covers for fashion outlet InStyle, all reportedly inspired by 60s and 70s glamour photoshoot trends, but, naturally, the PC police homed in on just one of the covers which has seemingly upset the delicate balance between light and dark, good and evil, or something like that.
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Jennifer Aniston has been a beacon of American glamour for the past 25 years, and now she’s stretching her boundaries. In a series of five newsstand covers (just try to choose a favorite), she channels iconic beauty looks from the ‘60s and ‘70s. Read the full interview from our October beauty issue at the link in bio, and stay tuned for more cover shots. I Photographed by @michaelthompsonstudio; Styled by @juliavonboehm; Story by @kerrybombe
The apparently ‘racist’ picture, taken by world-renowned photographer Michael Thompson, stood out from all the rest, with the 50-year-old ‘Friends’ sitcom star deemed “too-tanned,” “too-photoshopped” or “ten shades darker than normal” according to the social media arbiters of good taste.
Cue the onslaught of offense and outpouring of complaints of ‘oppression’ from the liberal commentariat.
2019: The Year of the Blackfish https://t.co/WdGIdXkquD— Queen Messertiti (@ariel_comedy) September 5, 2019
She's 10 shades darker and all y'all thinks it's normal? 🤦 pic.twitter.com/4Pj8h7nTHL— Bouzin Port Au Prince😁🇭🇹 (@HDIANITHE) September 5, 2019
Some even compared Aniston to embattled former NAACP leader Rachel Dolezal who, despite being born white, repeatedly claimed to be black.
But many thick-skinned but beleaguered veterans of the online culture war rushed to Aniston’s defense, defending her right to ‘bare arms’ and get a tan, while jumping at the chance to lash some snowflake liberals.
“This is why ‘liberal’ is used by many as an insult,” “Is this article originally from @TheOnion?” and “Is there anything liberals don’t think is racist?” were just some of the exasperated responses from those online who have thick enough skin to handle a darker shade of sun tan.
The ‘offending’ photo was apparently inspired by German model Veruschka, who was popular in the 1960s, and InStyle reportedly sent on three images of Veruschka appearing very tanned to NBC News to showcase the inspiration for the photo.Also on rt.com ‘Righteousness porn’: Sarah Silverman slams ‘cancel culture’ after being fired for blackface photo
The magazine declined to comment on whether Aniston’s skin was darkened and Aniston’s representatives have also yet to issue any comment on the photo or the subsequent outrage.
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