GQ in racist row over Freida Pinto as 'Sexiest Indian Chick' and more list
The poll for the magazine's latest edition included categories like 'Sexiest Chinese Chick', 'Sexiest Indian Chick' and 'Sexiest Pregnant Sri Lankan', reported Daily Mail.
Critics have slammed the glossy for suggesting some women "are only attractive in the context of their own ethnicity".
GQ, which stands for Gentleman's Quarterly, published the list this week in its US edition with R&B superstar Beyonce emblazoned on the front cover under the title 'Miss Millennium'.
'Slumdog Millionaire' star Freida Pinto was crowned 'Hottest Indian Chick', while 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon' actress Zhang Ziyi was named 'Hottest Chinese Chick'. They named British rapper M.I.A 'Hottest Pregnant Sri Lankan'.
There is no mention of Beyonce's African-American heritage, Mila Kunis' Ukranian roots or Kim Kardashian's Armenian ancestry.
"By calling out certain women's ethnicity and not others, what they're implying is that these women are not beautiful simply because they're beautiful; they're only attractive within the context of their own ethnicity," said Professor Ruth C White, from Seattle University's Department of Anthropology, Sociology, and Social Work.
Who cares?Ranbir | 22-Jan-2013Reply | Forward It's only our West-loving elite that is gravely offended. Who else cares about what an American men's magazine writes about anybody?
Freida Pinto ?ravi | 22-Jan-2013Reply | Forward Freida Pinto..sexiest Indian chick ?..my foot !!! They havent seen real Indian beauties...
You r rightSingh | 22-Jan-2013Reply | Forward You are very right. The hottest, the sexiest blah blah blah is only for well known actors, models, politcians only. These magazines' vision is limited to these high flying 'candidates' only. Beyonce the millenium girl, my foot! I have seen more beautiful and sexy girls in day to day life than this whole crap!