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FHM'S OFFICIAL STATEMENT ON THE BELA PADILLA COVER

On Saturday, February 25, we uploaded the March issue with Bela Padilla on the cover on our Facebook page. Just hours later, a slew of comments on the supposed "racism" of the cover image and cover line flooded the magazine page, prompting the editorial team to re-examine the cover so that we could put into context its execution and assuage the concerns of our readers and non-readers as well who've weighed in on the issue.

We took all the points into consideration and have decided to take the side of sensitivity.

When FHM hits the stands in March it will have a different cover. We deem this to be the most prudent move in the light of the confusion over the previous cover execution.

We apologize and thank those who have raised their points. We apologize to Bela Padilla for any distress this may have caused her. In our pursuit to come up with edgier covers, we will strive to be more sensitive next time.





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  • Ka_Nardo Feb 27 2012 @ 06:15pm Reply Report Abuse
    bakit naging racist yung cover? racist na ba yung pag may kasama kang hindi mo kakulay?
  • dynobebe Feb 27 2012 @ 06:26pm Reply Report Abuse
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    good job guys! great decision! more power!
  • znarfy Feb 27 2012 @ 07:47pm Reply Report Abuse
    honestly,there's no racism in it.bago lang sa paningin ng photo kasi eh.
  • znarfy Feb 27 2012 @ 07:52pm Reply Report Abuse
    just put 2 covers for the march issue.kawawa naman kayo,nakadesisyon na tapos Italy lang pala. tss.Anniversary issue niyo pa naman.
  • chira Feb 27 2012 @ 08:02pm Reply Report Abuse
    racist?...arte naman nila maganda naman ang concept...masyado lang nagmamarunong ang mga plastik na yan.rn
  • MelaiVilla Feb 27 2012 @ 09:01pm Reply Report Abuse
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    The magazine is trying to imply that these black women are the shadows which is very degrading
  • noxsix Feb 28 2012 @ 12:54am Reply Report Abuse
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    good decision.. =D
  • misslaic Feb 28 2012 @ 09:18am Reply Report Abuse
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    a li'l bit of racism, we should always look for the sensitivity of others
  • superbonngg Feb 28 2012 @ 01:25pm Reply Report Abuse
    ganyang cover din. mga puti naman ang ipaligid kay Bella.
  • 69macho Feb 28 2012 @ 03:21pm Reply Report Abuse
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    remember that FHM is a international brand. kahit philippine issue pa yan makikita pa rin yan sa abroad. kung ganito ang senaryo..chinese model na napapaligiran ng kayumangging kulay na babae at may text na mejo racist ng dating. malamang mag aalburuto ang mga ganyang kulay na lahi diba? ganyan din sa kaso ng mga itim. kung tayo nga ngitngit ang galit natin pag nassabihan ng masama o mailagay sa pangit na sitwasyon o katuwaan sa lahi natin eh.mabuti ang ginawa ng FHM dahil pangalan at kredibilidad ang nakataya sa kanila..good job FHM!
  • tommyboy Feb 28 2012 @ 09:37pm Reply Report Abuse
    what? FHM lost its balls over that garbage?
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