FHM Philippines magazine pulls its March cover featuring beauty Bela Padilla after ‘racism’ outcry

Cover shows fair-skinned Padilla ‘Stepping Out of the Shadows’ surrounded by three black models; publisher and Padilla apologize

This is the cover of the March edition of FHM Philippines magazine, blastedas ‘racist’ because it shows fair-skinned beauty Bela Padilla ‘Stepping Out of the Shadows’ surrounded by three dark-skinned models

The Philippines edition of British lad mag FHM has dumped its March cover showing a fair-skinned model surrounded by a group of black models over charges of racism.

A headline on the cover, which featured Philippine beauty Bela Padilla in a bright pink bikini posing between three black models in black bikinis, blared, “Bela Padilla stepping out of the shadows.”

The cover was posted to the magazine’s Facebook page on Saturday, sparking complaints on Twitter and Facebook.

“DISGUSTING representation of #colorism and #racism in the Philippines!” one user Twitter user wrote, according to London’s The Telegraph.

“Shame on FHM Philippines!” another reader, who identified herself as a Filipino-American shoe designer, tweeted.

Just hours after the cover was revealed, more than 300 people signed a petition on Change.org calling for FHM to scrap the shot and apologize.

“A cover starring Bela Padilla ‘stepping out of the shadows’ would be uncontroversial, if the shadows weren’t black models,” the petition’s creator, Victor Bautista, wrote.

FHM announced it was yanking the cover on Monday.

“When FHM hits the stands in March it will have a different cover,” the magazine’s publisher, Summit Media, said in a statement, The Telegraph reported.

“We apologize and thank those who have raised their points. We apologize to Bela Padilla for any distress this may have caused her.”

Padilla, 20, who is the niece of Filipino action star Robin Padilla, tweeted an apology, saying, “I’m so sorry to everyone who got offended. I hope all of you see the beauty of the cover and appreciate it.”

“My cover is supposed to be about stepping out of MY shadows, inhibitions, fears, etc. And has nothing to do with race,” she added later.

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  1. Timujin King says:

    How pretentiously nauseating! Imagine, the race of very tiny, very black, very ugly and very stupid creatures who’s discriminated against by all races on this planet especially by the white race also pretends to be racists themselves. A bunch of monkeys indeed.

  2. I don't want to be a part of me enemies's recovery because I don't want them to recover says:

    Karen Carpenter. “Punished for something she did.” “Like you.”
    I was pushed into it. It was your doing. Karen Carpenter was a series of fakes. She entered in the early 70s then you managed the clone host to create the perception you desired to sell.
    I was pushed into molesting and stealing so you could create this perception and sell it. And sell it was exactly what you did.
    The gods are wicked. Did it to fulfill the real Second Coming makes little difference to me.
    Unit 731:::TSUSHOGO was a 1930s-era clue illustrating the god’s intent.

    The god’s “big thing”::Bullshit Boss positioning.
    Dutch company, Piss of the penis clue, pissing on Germany. The clue it would fail.
    Oh, but the “big thing” did happen:::Real Second Coming vs. the Matrix fake Jew Second Coming yet to occurr. That’s why my Situation was downplayed and defended so hard by the gods. When it happens the fake Second Coming will be BIG TIME!!! Global without the gods trying to defend and downplay it.
    The Matrix Jew Biblical Jesus vs. the REAL “Jesus”, likely a German, probably not Irish, around the same time.
    With a much different message.

    Let me illustrate the power of their technology:::
    The gods create the perception of global warming by beeming heat into (cold out) of the polar icepacks. As they can listen to your thoughts and affect your behavior so can they will the animal kingdom, which explians the changing migrating patterns of hundreds of millions of birds all at once, changing growth patterns for foliage as well as changing weathern patterns we all experience.
    Similarly, the gods can do this with food. They can beem sugar out of fruit, flavor out of shrimp.
    I suspect like the biotechnology issue they use genetic engineering to accomplish the goal of bland produce, but they are far too much of control freak rapist fucks to paint with such a broad brush. Rather it occurrs on an individual-by-individual basis. This way they can maintain conditioning/reinforcement and denial at the same dinner table.
    Realize they can also affect taste, so their options are open. As with the retard and other examples, expect it boils down to an issue of culpability.

    The gods placed us all into our own corners of the globe. As such for thousands of years we spent time and reproduced with out own kind.
    This is why mobilty/travel, biracial unions/offspring and partaking of other cultures is a sin::::
    Each has it’s own elements of disfavor, and by experiencing other cultures you are being exposed to these disfavors, which if people may adopt will make their state even worse than prior.
    The United States has been considered a “melting pot” where rejects from around the world were sent when kicked out of their motherland.
    Remember, this concept of cultural diversity is an element of the liberal platform the gods used to promote societal decay, revealed on the map with the “beast” that is the SanFranciscoBayArea and the spread of social deterioration that spread to the rest of the country and eventually to the entire globe.

    The gods positioned this global situation with a telepathic audience in the hundreds of millions to create the appearance/perception of an evil/wicked diety, thereby corrupting those unable to deceipher the clues and understand their true intent. This has effectively created a division between those with hope and The Damned, sentenced to dig a hole for themselves they may never recover from as they fall for temptation the gods test them with.

    xtainity is the true evil here, and why it depicts Lucifer as wicked.
    Lucifer is the Second COming. xtinaity used this tactic to protect the Biblical Apocalypse as it reads in the Bible. The truth is Lucifer is a prophet who teaches the meaning of life. You must follow my teachings if you are to ascend into heaven rather than the xtian “consolation prize” of 1000 years wuith Jesus on Earth.

    “We’ll make it up to them.” is the empty promise the gods make to the people.
    The 20th century devestated our society and our cultures so severely to meet their strategy that the gods incurred obligation for what they did to the people. In compensation the gods gave the people this Situation, the Chosen One who teaches the “meaning of life”, which the gods defended vigorously, plus the “consolation prize”, the promise of 1000 years with Jesus on Planet Earth.
    Telepathically “pushed” into violating their values and morals the gods washed their hands of obligation to the people as cheaply and easily as they possibly could.
    The gods washed their hands WITH me then washed their hands OF me.
    MY “consolation prize” is “coming back”. Not reincarnation, for we ALL experience this being a matter of policy and procedure, but “coming back” on the scale of the gods:::A new “colonist” on the next Planet Earth. And, if they choose, they will manufacture a way to get out of this obligation as well.

    Let me share with you some of the monsterous things the gods have done in the recent past::::
    1. Treat Blvd. killings. Saw a beautiful therapist I recently brought up again. The gods had some delinquent white male plow his SUV into an Afghan man and his 9 year old daughter on a Saturday morning ride right in front of the building after I “foreshadowed” the event, killing them both.
    2. Discussed Haitian child slavery problem. Had a slavery complex in my family, perpetuated from parents into the next generation. Considered a parent’s possible reincarnation as a Haitian child slave. Shortly thereafter 25,000 dead in 2009 earthquake.
    3. Badmouth crappy Chilean fruit. 2009 Earthquake.
    4. 2002 Cozumel vacation. Wilma parks on the prime diving area (SW) of the island and hammers the reefs for 40 full hours.
    5. Hurricane Andrew
    6. Hurricane Hugo
    7. Trip to followed by the 2006 Hawaiian earthquake days later.
    8. 2004 trip to Bourbon Street’s hedonistic Fat Tuesday followed by 2005 Hurricane Katrina (name clue).
    9. 1999 trip to Grand Cayman. Hurricane Ivan devistates the reef, the Queen’s Garden and proceeds to slice up the middle of the state of Alabama months after my visit.
    10. The town I stayed in experienced a tornado which killed almost a dozen.
    This list goes on and on and on.

    The gods having fun with the Situation through killing playing their fucking games:::
    2. Salon Meritage, 8 dead
    3. Speed Freak Killers, dozens dead, which was used to inspire Beavis and Butthead.
    4. Costa Concordia, Sch captain, 30 dead.

    They treat life so trivially. Since we are all “coming back” through reincarnation I suspect this may be justified. However in light of the atrocities the gods inflict on humanity in the name of divine justice it rings hallow.

    The morbidly disfavored Mediterreanean was used as the platform for “Western Civilization”, promoting sexual deviacy to create an “Animal House” type of enviornment in our society, “leveling the playing field” for Europeans in preparation.
    The gods will enforce their positioning of xtianity/RomanCatholicChurch partnered with capitalism/UnitedStatesofAmerica. And we will realize when the gods execute the New Testiment prophecy under the guise of the perceived “one true religion”, xtianity.
    Two realities:::The god’s positioning and the god’s reality. The reality is children ascend into heaven upon repairing their relationship with the gods and fixing their evils from current and prior lives. The positioning will deliver “1000 years with Jesus on Earth”, justified with scientific and medical advances, and only the TRUE believers in Jesus (are there any?) will have “everlasting life” (recolonize next Planet Earth and continue humanity’s life cycle).

    The gods are control freaks who forced this Situation with Artificial Intelligence.
    Much as WorldWarII’s Unit 731::TSUSHOGO proves, it could have gone no other way.

    My life was devistated and I never even had a brief period of time to achieve to the best of my ability.
    You could have allowed a period of loss. Instead your control freak nature ensured total control and little progress.
    The Situation sucked for many reasons:::One so the gods would not be obliged to their Chosen One. A mediocre Situation ensured they could force me into MY “consoloation prize”::::Relegated to recolonization of the next Planet Earth. Tens of thousands of years of hard labor, “dawn to dusk” days, slavery, crucifixion, burning at the stake, torture, etc.
    They attempt a “Pavolv’s Dog” conditioning method like I was a lowly Mediterreanean, a consequence for the European West as well as a result of this Mediterreanean platform of “Western Civilization”. It didn’t work on me when you destroyed my childhood in preparation for this Situation and it won’t work now.

    Making me inactive in my youth was to enhance your positioning. They didn’t want any hint of respectability.
    I have decided the gods are wicked. They’ve taken too many liberties, crossed too many lines and have revealed their immorality. Convienience is their priority.
    My trademark:::The penticle. Guess I really am Lucifer::The sole source of disfavor used to initiate disfavor in the next “Garden of Eden”. “You’re coming back.” Bitter resolution for someone they selected as their “Chosen One”. Guess it is true all I will receive is a lousy “reach-around”.

    If that’s religion I don’t want it.
    Fuck religion. It’s full of shit.

    If you’re done talking I’m done hearing you.
    I wish the gods would fuck off for good.

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