Botched Bachelor bikini editing job sparks huge outrage, The Bachelor photo shoot created even more buzz when contestant Victoria Fuller earned her a spot on Cosmopolitan magazine’s digital cover. However, that cover will never be released. Soon after the episode involving the photoshoot aired, the publication announced that it was canceling the cover because of a controversial modeling gig from Fuller’s past.
“It wasn’t until a few weeks ago that I found out that the woman I’d chosen had, in her past, modeled in an ad campaign wearing White Lives Matter attire,” Cosmo editor Jessica Pels wrote. She also noted, “It’s been reported that what she modeled for was actually a Marlin Lives Matter organization focused on preventing white and blue marlin from being overfished, which used ‘white lives matter’ and ‘blue lives matter’ messaging on its promotional shirts and hats.” However, Pels said, “In my view, the nature of the organization is neither here nor there — both phrases and the belief systems they represent are rooted in racism and therefore problematic.” Pels said the Cosmo brand stands “in solidarity with Black Lives Matter, and any cause that fights to end injustices for people of color.”
And there you have it, folks, another cringe-worthy circumstance involving a franchise that’s already facing controversy surrounding race and diversity.