'GQ' Sexiest Women of the 21st Century List Is Actually Really Insulting

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GQ sexiest womenWhile most of the celebs who landed a spot on GQ's 100 Sexiest Women of the 21st Century list will be pretty flattered to have made the cut, a few may wind up being more than a little bit offended.

Hold on, let me explain. You see, GQ broke the list of sexy ladies down into categories -- such as "Miss Millennium, a.k.a. the Sexiest Woman of Our Time" (Beyonce), "Hottest Scene in a Movie" (Katie Holmes), "Spousal Hot" (Michelle Obama), and "The Second Hottest Woman of Every Year" (Jennifer Aniston) -- but there were also a few other choice distinctions that probably should've been left off the list altogether.

Like the ones that have to deal with ethnicity, for example.

Yep, GQ went there. They went ahead and handed out awards with titles like, "Hottest Indian Chick," "Hottest Italian Chick," "This Year's Hot Chinese Chick," "Hottest Pregnant Sri Lankan," and so on and so forth.

And now, of course, we're all scratching our heads as to why they felt the need to be so tasteless in separating these women based on their cultural gene pool. UGH! I mean, I get that they were probably just trying to come up with unique titles to assign to the various 100 gals on the list, but resorting to their ethnic backgrounds? Really?

Considering this is the 21st century, aren't we past that kind of stuff? (Apparently not.)

Then again, maybe those of us who are seeing these breakdowns as a bit offensive are just overreacting. After all, GQ was probably just trying to get their readers' attention and meant nothing remotely derogatory with those titles, right? (Let's hope that's all it was.)

Do you think the ethnic titles are offensive?

 

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nonmember avatar Brittany

I see nothing offensive about it. My two best friends and I are all different races. One is black, one is white, and one is Indian. Without trying to sound conceited, I think all 3 of us are very pretty, but our pretty is different from each other's- you couldn't put us side by side to compare us because we have such different looks. Different races are pretty in different ways, and there's nothing wrong with acknowledging that.

laure... laurenemb

It's not like women of race were excluded from the other "categories." If you weren't allowed to be considered for hottest of the millenium because of race there'd be an issue, but it's just their way of making sure everyone gets a specific epithet to celebrate their own hotness. Besides, I'd see it as a compliment - they're saying these women are beautiful because of their heritage, not in spite of it. 

tuffy... tuffymama

If you want to get your great, big hemp granny panties in a great, big wad all up in your unshorn junk, then be upset by the whole thing objectifying women, rather than appreciating their MINDS and TALENTS FOR POETRY. *snort*. I see nothing wrong with it. One of my dark-skinned Puerto Rican friends told me I'm a pretty white girl. Was I offended, because she doesn't usually find white people so very appealing? Hell no. The only people who are offended by someone highlighting the differences in the races are people who are racist themselves, deep down.

mbnic... mbnich0269

It's just silly entertainment.

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