Bachelor contestant, Victoria Fuller had her group-date Cosmopolitan cover pulled after it was revealed that she modeled for a “White Lives Matter” clothing brand.
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Cosmo’s editor-in-chief, Jessica Pels, picked Victoria as the winner of the challenge after she modeled in Costa Rica with Bachelor, Peter Weber. Following the three-hour long episode, Pels released an article named “Why We’re Not Publishing the Cosmo ‘Bachelor’ Cover.”
The article went on to say, “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.”
These pictures of her modeling the clothing brand resurfaced in January, when the show began.
Though the clothing brand is actually promoting a protected species, the white marlin, Cosmo didn’t feel it was fitting for the Cosmo brand to promote a company with a racial slur attached to it’s name. “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.”