*Even though it’s kinda old news, you can put video vixen Melyssa Ford, like many other black women, in the column of folks who aren’t too happy with the hiring of a white fashion director at Essence.
In an interview with Vibe.com, she let it all out and went all the way in on the mag:
“Right now ‘Essence’ has on the cover, three of the most gorgeous black men ever created on the face of this f—ing Earth. They have Blair Underwood who has always done it for me, Boris Kodjoe whose definition in the dictionary is fine, and then they got Lance Gross-chocolaty loveliness. And you know what they f—ing have the nerve to have as the f—king title of the cover story? “How to Keep Black Men Happy and Faithful.” And faithful! How dare you?! It makes me f—ing sick. [It’s like saying] ‘Women take note: How to keep your black men healthy and keep from straying from you ’cause it’s your fault.’ And black women wrote this to their f—ing counterparts.”
Whoa! If you guessed that Ford a problem with Essence, you’re right. Click here to read more and find out just what her beef is with the publication.