Paula Patton Makes The Cut On “White-Washed” Vanity Fair Cover

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Vanity Fair Magazine's Hollywood Issue 2012Vanity Fair magazine has released its annual Hollywood issue, profiling a dozen or so up-and-coming actresses, and – just like every other year – all the actresses of any color were pushed to the side.

Literally.

The cover is tri-fold, featuring one “power” panel – the one you’ll actually see on newsstands – and two foldout panels.

Rooney Mara (of Girl With The Dragon Tattoo), Mia Wasikowska, Jennifer Lawrence and Jessica Chastain landed the coveted “power” panel.

Black actress Adepero Oduye (of Pariah) is featured on the second foldout alongside Elizabeth Olsen (the third famous sister) and Shailene Woodley.

And finally, on the last foldout is Mission: Impossible star Paula Patton next to Felicity Jones, Lily Collins and Brit Marling.

The magazine has done this almost every year. In the past, Zoe Saldana, Rashida Jones, Rosario Dawson, Kerry Washington, Jada Pinkett Smith, Jennifer Lopez, Angela Bassett, Will Smith, Samuel L. Jackson and Don Cheadle have all been pushed “to the right” so as not to be seen on newsstands, probably in hopes that a “white-washed” cover will result in more sales. See ‘em all here.

We would waste our breath on this subject matter, but we did that back in 2010: Vanity Fair’s Young Hollywood Issue Features No Women Of Color

See the whole cover below:

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