I was so dissapointed when I saw this they are not rolemodels of any sort pretty females yes but there personalitys are so ugly!!!!! and it matches their action…minus kandi I have seen her act a fool but then again I dont watch any of the shows these females are on anymore!
posted by Lola A.
May 22, 2012 4:59 pm
posted by Sticky-n-Sweet
May 22, 2012 5:01 pm
Vibe apparently doesn’t think much of us if this is who they propose as role models. Or is this tongue in cheek?
posted by Cari
May 22, 2012 5:01 pm
This is such crap !! They all look trashy first of all, and if I had daughters that were left to look up to them, this would be a sad day for sure!! Beautiful ladies, but none of whom I would consider for my dog to portray! This is an outrage, sorry! Great concept, wrong role models! Let’s inspire some young Oprahs, Tyras, etc!
“meet your new role models” UMM NO.
Tamar is an insecure wannabe
Chrissy is always up her man’s ass and angry at the world
Evelyn is almost 40 jumping on tables and throwing bottles.
I hope that was sarcasm on vibe’s part.
Kandi is the only one who belongs on this cover.
posted by Lainea
May 22, 2012 5:10 pm
posted by Imani
May 22, 2012 5:11 pm
I do not consider any of these women (with the exception of Kandi) to be a role model. The image they portray of African American women on TV is atrocious & they are far from role models.
posted by nigerianBOOM
May 22, 2012 5:15 pm
I don’t think the phrase “meet your new role models” was meant literally. It was a play on the idea that, we (the consumers) of this reality crap have pushed them to the position as “role models” …
Beyond that… They all look beautiful! Well everyone but Evelyn, shes so ugly inside it makes her appearance as ugly. If you read the article age referred to Star Jones as irrelevant & hating….really o_O.
posted by taffie
May 22, 2012 5:17 pm
Kandi yess, the others get outta here with that!! *side eye* moment.
LMAO – meet your new role models….VIBE is funny. They are clearly being funny…playing on all the drama surrounding these shows and putting these chics on the front….
they should’ve adjust tamar’s lacefront also…
posted by LawyerChic
May 22, 2012 5:29 pm
*sigh* On the fashion side, I hate how they look. Why has has bodycon and sky-high Louboutins become synonymous with “urban fashion”
On the cover title…..all I can do is laugh. Unfortunately a generations of young girls and women will grow up thinking how this women act is the way to “make it” in this world. Parents have a hell-of-a job cut out for them!!
posted by whatevs
May 22, 2012 5:31 pm
I know no one on the fashionbomb is throwing shade….dang near everyday ya’ll requesting something you have seen one of these chicks wear…you emulate them on the daily…as quiet as it is kept…you probably act like them but don’t have a camera on you…take your medicine…
posted by soon2Bmrs
May 22, 2012 5:31 pm
posted by makeeasweet
May 22, 2012 5:34 pm
i dont think vibe meant meet your new role models in a serious way,at least i hope not.
For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his soul? Mark 8:36
I’m not religious at all, but these women represent the WORST in people. It all looks great because they’re covered in glitter, cleavage, and ‘red bottoms’, but really people, we need to do better. Women are tearing up their college degrees, thinking there’s a future in chasing after a man or losing your pride for money. We are better than this.
Kandi is actually cool, though, save her ho attire.
posted by Jasmine
May 22, 2012 5:41 pm
@whatevs I rarely see requests on here for any of these women’s attire…
posted by Tai
May 22, 2012 5:42 pm
The only one who could be considered a role model (and that is sort of a stretch) is Kandi since she really is the only one that makes her own money, has an actual talent and doesn’t depend on a man. The other three are entertaining at best and rachet at worst. I really hope Vibe was being sarcastic with this title. I would not let any of my (future) kids look up to these women.
I’m not surprised at all with Vibe with the selection they choose. I like Kandi but the rest…. makes minority women look terrible. I’m grown and can determine classy and trashy but I’m more concerned about those 15 year old girls who actually aspire to be like these women and the young boys who think this is what they want their women to be like…
posted by sci1045
May 22, 2012 5:51 pm
@Juno…I agree with you all the way
posted by ashleyv
May 22, 2012 5:52 pm
Funniest thing I’ve seen all day. Thank you, Claire. You made me smile and laugh out loud. : )
posted by jme
May 22, 2012 5:57 pm
i don’t think i am getting the full effect because i am looking at this from my phone…..but there seems to be some extreme airbrushing going on. the plastic surgery on one of the ladies is just so disturbing to see…..and i don’t understand why there is so much skin showing…..someone was definitely reaching with this cover.
posted by makeeasweet
May 22, 2012 5:59 pm
another black woman action does not make me look bad.very racist way of thinking if you see ONE person acting like a moron and then assume their whole race is morons .i get so piss off when i hear comments like “making ALL black people look bad” from other black people.we are all individuals.i really think vibe was j/k with the role model thing.
posted by zimbabwechic
May 22, 2012 6:01 pm
Whatever happened to girls and women aspiring to be more than rude, crude, ill-bred, glass throwing, bullying, girl fighting women who rely on men to get by and are always looking for the next big meal-ticket? Honestly when did wanting to be a strong, intelligent woman who can do for herself, who looks at women like Oprah, Hillary Clinton, Wangari Matthai, Margaret Thatcher etc and says yes I can run a country or become a female billionaire go out of fashion?
I am a strong black African woman and I would appreciate it if the media stopped with the stereotypical hiphop barbies as I am more than that and so are millions of black women. They cancel Girlfriends and bring us what their versions of black women are; ghetto. screeching, gold-digging women who cannot seem to get it together, are in unstable relationships or single and left holding the babies and everything else negative under the sun. I am personally over it.
posted by binks
May 22, 2012 6:05 pm
At this point you can dress trash up and pass it off as a gem these days…shrugs
posted by Tamara
May 22, 2012 6:36 pm
I believe Vibe is being funny. And if you know the majority of them on the cover are the far from being role models, why get mad?
posted by Rebecca
May 22, 2012 6:46 pm
I think by role models they meant we as society are more focused on women like these rather than the ones who actually do positive things for the community…. It’s sarcastic yet eye opening
Role modes my ass! This looks like a bad ad for raunchy lingerie.
posted by Nikkibellaray
May 22, 2012 6:59 pm
Is this real? I’m confused!?
posted by Nelly
May 22, 2012 7:20 pm
I’m sure VIBE magazine was being sarcastic when speaking of these reality star women on their cover. Haven’t read VIBE in a minute, but I might actually check it out just to see their perspective on the titled article. The only one I would consider a role model would be Kandi because she’s been in the entertainment industry since her teens, won Grammy’s, is a successful songwriter and also entrepreneur without a man’s status to help her. She also has a strong relationship with her mother and daughter and doesn’t act a fool in the midst of conflict. Any who I think the article will illustrate that these are the black women who seem to be at the forefront of our conversation nowadays. Instead of talking about women like First Lady Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey and others who are real trailblazers we’re becoming more excited about who threw a drink in the face, what big earrings they were wearing with their maxi dress and what’s going to happen with their celebrity boo…smh
posted by whatevs
May 22, 2012 7:20 pm
@jasmine do a search on Evelyn’s name and tell me you don’t come back with numerous hits…even if isn’t the exact woman…it iss her friend or someone else off the show…ya’ll need to stop playing…
like@makeeasweet said these women don’t represent me and I’m not going to knock them for living their life as they choose or only know how…but I will give the side eye to many of you for being all self righteous…but I bet you in front of the tv everytime the show is on and there for the reruns…and typing up your request to Claire in the same breath…smh…
posted by Kimmi
May 22, 2012 7:43 pm
posted by Ja'Nyce
May 22, 2012 8:21 pm
No Ma’am!!!!!!! Foolery/ratchetness at it’s best!!!
posted by Fashion is life
May 22, 2012 8:26 pm
Wow,VIBE is still around…hmmm i guess the cover reflects society’s diminishing morals and values, oh well it’s an institutional set-up..#good day
posted by Tisha
May 22, 2012 9:22 pm
Really Vibe Really, with the exception of Kandi which is the only one who has worked for everything she got
posted by alice
May 22, 2012 9:28 pm
bahahah not MY role models!! maybe kandi because she worked hard for hers and is living the good life as a result. but the rest… no ma’am. good think i have a free subscription to vibe or else i would cancel it.
posted by baby-b
May 22, 2012 9:46 pm
someone needs to let vibe magazine know what time it is cause clearly they have no clue. Promoting bullies and individuals who attack others both physically and emotionally should not be celebrated. Irregardless on their personal meaning of “role models” literally or not, the fact that they are on the cover is insulting. Is this what is has come to? Trash talking, gold digging, groupie bums?????
posted by tammy
May 22, 2012 9:52 pm
OMG!!! this is such a Joke!!!!!!! think we all agree that Kandi would the only chick on this cover who could be considered a Roll Model!!
posted by Saphire
May 22, 2012 10:56 pm
Oh please lol role models my ass>>>> What is the world coming to if there going to be represented as role models… Sex really sells…
Fashion wise: these are horrible looks! Not sure who dressed them but they should b fired ASAP!
Otherwise: pretty sure Vibe was being funny…I can’t believe Kandi agreed to b on the cover w/these broads SMH. She doesn’t fit in at all…
posted by Chris styles
May 22, 2012 11:24 pm
Sans Kandi, the title of the cover story is alarming 0_o
posted by Mo
May 23, 2012 12:07 am
Role models? They’re all half naked.
posted by Nneka Carrie Dudley
May 23, 2012 12:08 am
Sarcasm at its best! If these ladies knew that this would be the subtitle of their cover shoot then they are silly for posing. We all know they aren’t role models for good behavior or even for what young black girls should value in life (Kandi excluded from that assessment).
posted by havelyn
May 23, 2012 1:32 am
posted by lola j
May 23, 2012 3:48 am
a handful of the comments said what i would say: this obviously was not meant to be taken literally. but the majority of ya’ll are so mad about it. the claim that these women (besides Kandi) are role models is so ridiculous, i cant even take it seriously enough to get upset
& yes, anybody who reads this site regularly can see that claire always gets requests for pieces that either these girls or their castmates are wearing, most commonly Dreya and Emily B
posted by Shatonia
May 23, 2012 7:21 am
I believe the title is clever. “ROLE MODELS” not necessarily females you look up to but females who play THEIR ROLES well.
Tamar’s Role: A wannabe Toni
Evelyn’s Role: A 40 something immature,jealous and raging chick
Chrissy’s Role: A worry about ya man all day everyday,hate on any female who got something goin for their self, he can cheat as long as she has a ring even tho there will NEVER be a wedding ratchet chick(btw she looks sooo out of place on this cover)
Kandi’s Role: Make moves about getting your money, but fall for men in relationships at the same damn time,Move him in and call it LOVE.
And those are the Role Models people.And they play them well
@zimbabwechic TOOK THE WORDS RIGHT OUT OF MY MOUTH!! YES, we all know Vibe is most likely being sarcastic because we are all mature women who know better. But, the fact is there might be a lot of people who might no get it and that is what pisses me off! The younger generation and people of other races might think that this is who WE really look up too. We have got to do better and inspire a generation of smart young girls who aspire to be more in life!!!
posted by Justsaying
May 23, 2012 9:07 am
Oh my! role models, maybe Kani. The rest are people you inspire not to be.
posted by overseas_honeybee
May 23, 2012 9:10 am
No ma’am. I don’t think so.
posted by I4fashion
May 23, 2012 9:19 am
Kandi is the ONLY role model…the rest are pigs with lipstick
posted by Shanita
May 23, 2012 9:25 am
I prefer them over Kim K being shoved down our throats on the daily. They look very nice, and let’s face it. It is what it is these days.
posted by MonaLisa_310
May 23, 2012 9:31 am
They’re all beautiful women. Role models? No. Kandi is not so bad I suppose but I happen to hate HATE all of these outfits.
posted by mi manning
May 23, 2012 9:53 am
the 3 BITCHES of EASTWICK + Tamar!
posted by Tiara
May 23, 2012 9:57 am
What sad is these are in fact “role models” to these impressionable young girls. All they see on TV are angry Black women barely dressed in Louboutains bullying one another. Between these women (exception kandi) and Nicki Manaj it’s coonery at it’s best. Kanye said it best “who the kids gonna look up to???
posted by mi manning
May 23, 2012 10:12 am
@ Zimba…. don’t get it twisted…the women u named are here to bring in a NEw WOrld Order…they mean the world no good!
posted by vonne
May 23, 2012 10:51 am
I like Kandi, she’s a talented songwriter. The others I don’t really care for.
posted by Savage
May 23, 2012 11:00 am
The title was tongue and cheek but bc there is such a backlash people are offended by the title. But furthermore who styled this awful drag race shoot?! Just tacky. If they wanted it to be funny they should have dressed them conservatively…but what do I know?? lmao
This is a fashion site so lets talk about the look of these females . No i dont agree that they are role models !! But how is it that Kandi always look a country ass mess ?!?!? And why does everyone have on CL’s no one wanted to look different? I guess that what Kandi did .. LOL
posted by Andrea
May 23, 2012 11:52 am
Ugh! A mess..all of them.
posted by Bronze
May 23, 2012 12:05 pm
Proof we need more black nerds in our community. I tire of these niglets.
posted by BeBe Jones
May 23, 2012 12:14 pm
@NigerianBOOM WELL SAID!!!
posted by Can
May 23, 2012 1:19 pm
To the commenters who say that black women are individuals and one portrayed in the media does not represent all; I say you are living in a DREAM world. A world where no one judges and everyone is looked at individually. This isn’t just one isolated person. MANY black women are portrayed in the media as having bad attitudes, mean, angry, aggressive etc., so its only natural (and misguided) that people believe what is portrayed. People assume when they don’t know… if they see black people constantly being on the news and TV showing their asses, they will ASSUME the majority act in this manner.
Im sorry but I dont give a rat’s fat a$$ what Vibe says. Groupies that screw ballers for handbags, submissive thug in a herve leger dress that runs behind a rapper, & a background singer thats ballin off her husband’s dime will NEVER be an kind of role model for me or any of my little sisters/cousins growing up right now.
When I got my bachelors degree last week, my 14 yr old cousin told me that Im her role model. My 13 yr old sister always says she wants to follow in the footsteps of her 3 older sisters and go to college and be successful. That proves to me that the foolery of these women has not infected all of this/future generations. However, I still need to ask that Jesus take the wheel on this one!
posted by whatevs
May 23, 2012 2:43 pm
why are young children watching these shows…that starts in the home…how long was claire huxtable and the like on tv…did that change some racists’ mindset about you…do you not interact with people of other colors everyday…what image are you putting out there…why do black people need every black person to act the same…is Vibe not an urban magazine the same as this site…I’ve never known them to profile too many scholars and professionsals…they’re about exposing people that need the exposure to sell their brand…is this not the sexy issue…is this type of behavior not prevalent in pop culture now regardless of color… and its profitable…this behavior didn’t start with these women and it will not end with them…they have some of the most highly rated shows…why…because ya’ll are watching it…
posted by CC
May 23, 2012 3:06 pm
Am I late just a ? isn’t Chrissy pregnant? Did she have the baby? If so congrats..
Evelyn is very disappointing I never seen such a angry person like her want to fight people left and right. I’m sure she would say “ohh I’ve been provoked but Everlyn you have issues hunny and I don’t even know you but it’s all over your face.
Tamar you was too much for me, I couldn’t look back at that show too much estrogen going on..ohh Tamar sweet heart and I don’t mean your fashions cause this sista is on point when I mention your too much..TNT all day
Kandi do your thang, you are very business savy, even if you want to spend your money on men allegedly!!!!!! it’s your dam money right…
well, now that VIBE has us talking about a cover i guess they’re winning right now…..i’m just not sure this was the way to do it, but idk, i’m curious to read the article
posted by NYC chick
May 24, 2012 5:45 am
I’m glad we all seem to be on the same page with being disgusted by these women (minus Kandi). I’ll take it a step further and say that these women are soooooo damaging to the perception of black women (including perceptions held by black men, other groups, and even ourselves). This really has to stop. These broads make black & PR women seem evil, angry, socially/emotionally retarded, and incredibly superficial. Maybe other communities have the luxury of having a Mob Wives show, but we don’t!! There are so few positive depictions of us, we can’t afford this. We get upset at people outside of our community calling us “nappy headed hoes” but the images many of “us” put forth are just as damaging if not worse. As far as the fashion is concerned, it pains me to acknowledge that Chrissy looks good but all of the others look like dime store hookers.
VIBE MAGAZINE STAFF SHOULD BE SLAPPED FOR THIS COVER. YES, ITS A BEAUTIFUL COVER AND THEY LOOK GREAT! BUT THEY ARE NOT AND WILL NEVER BE ROLE MODELS. THIS IS WHY GIRLS AND YOUNG WOMEN THINK ITS OK TO SLEEP THEIR WAY TO THE TOP, FIGHT LIKE CATS IN AN ALLEY, AND ACT RATCHETT. SICK OF MAGAZINES LIKE VIBE PUTTING THE WRONG MESSAGE OUT THERE TO THE WORLD.
posted by SHAQ NICHOLE
May 24, 2012 2:03 pm
Vibe just selected women who depict African American women poorly on National T.V. They see these women as being role models in what way??? A hot mess! SMH…the spirit of dumb…