Even if you care about the Taylor Swift/Nicki Minaj feud twice as much as we do, it’s not the MTV Video Music Award nominations that have you scratching your head as it is the meaning of “insensitive juxtaposition” when it comes to the (virtual) pages of Entertainment Weekly. In short, readers didn’t care for the photos EW used for its story.
— Entertainment Weekly (@EW) July 22, 2015
No, not those photos. That was Entertainment Weekly’s second try. It was the first that had readers riled up and charging EW with racism. Here’s a screenshot.
— Pete Forester (@pete_forester) July 22, 2015
— ??? ??? ?????? ?????? (@PunchingDemons) July 22, 2015
@EW didnt you guys have a different picture before?
— Jesus Simmons (@keravnoz) July 22, 2015
@EW this image switch is so petty and transparent.
— Nicole Nichelle (@Nicole_Reads) July 22, 2015
— Mypatheticl1fe (@1J0ng) July 22, 2015
@EW yall can't fix this shit like yall didn't just try to portray Nicki as the angry black woman. Yall knew what yall were doing.
— Lazy McGuire (@Oddreyonna) July 22, 2015
The photo swap didn’t do much to calm the masses.
Do you know the definition of LAME @EW ?
Let me visualize it for you.
— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) July 22, 2015
@EW It was a REFLEXIVE choice. If you had all the time in the world, you would have still CHOSEN to use that same set of photos.
— aspirational12 (@aspirational12) July 22, 2015
@EW I'll still be boycotting. But thanks.
— #EffCancer (@iamlegend924) July 22, 2015
@EW Wow. Accountability? I hope some serious self examination took place in that office as well.
— Ade Choco Has Made Her Point (@missadechoco) July 22, 2015
@EW no. not hasty. there's another word I am looking for…
— KimberlyJuanitaBrown (@kjuanitabrown) July 22, 2015
@EW Hasty = Racist, intentional, misogynoiristic and lame journalism! Just so YOU're clear.
— Hallelujah Anasuya (@AnasuyaIam) July 22, 2015
@EW hasty is a cute substitution for racist 🙂
— Ashley (@peachux) July 22, 2015