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Cosmopolitan article causes racial debate

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KHQ.com - The magazine, Cosmopolitan is facing heavy criticism for the models it chose in an online article about beauty trends. 

The article compared 21 trends that "need to die" with 21 "gorgeous" fashion trends. Of the trends labeled "hello gorgeous", every photo featured a white model, except for Nicole Richie who's bi-racial. Of the trends labeled "R.I.P.", almost of a fifth of them (4 out of 21) featured a model who was black, or of colour. 

Since Cosmopolitan posted the article, people on social media have expressed their disapproval, posting that there was a bias against women who aren't white. 

The editor of the magazine has released a statement, saying "This article focuses on beauty trends with images that represent those trends. Some images have been taken out of context, and we apologize for any offense. Celebrating all women is our mission, and we will continue to work hard to do that." 

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