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The Five Freebies: Sugar, No Cream Edition

By TK Burton | Comment Diversions | September 20, 2010 |

By TK Burton | Comment Diversions | September 20, 2010 |

As most of you know, every year we spend more time than we probably should on The Pajiba Ten — that is, the list of the ten most appealing celebrities, based on reader votes. And while it’s not surprising, given the general demographics of our readership, that the list invariably ends up on the paler end of the spectrum, it’s still a little frustrating. It’s a little frustrating to some of you, too. Minority representation in movies is something that we’ve touched upon every now and then, and it’s obviously an issue in Hollywood, which tends to either under-represent, or stereotype in the grossest fashion, more often than not.

But still. With the exception of Salma Hayek, there hasn’t been any color on the list over these last four years. That’s criminal, people. I understand that the overwhelming majority of actors and actresses in Hollywood tend to be Caucasian, but couldn’t we throw some love towards the dark side?

Wait, that might have come out wrong.

Anyway, as a product of a melting pot of ethnicities myself, I figured I’d try to start us towards a slightly more diverse Pajiba 10. No Zooey Deschanel. No James McAvoy. No January Jones (snore) or Christina Hendricks or Swedish bombshells. A special fuck you to the Machete-Is-Anti-White-Propaganda dumbasses who can’t come to grips that the white majority in the United States has nearly vanished.

This is a celebration of the crumbling white majority in the best manner possible: With images of beautiful non-white celebrities. And while this may sound patronizing (it shouldn’t), and I’m sure some of our more conservative readers might decry affirmative action (it’s not), I frankly don’t give a shit. I’m doing it. What do we call this one, though? The Pajiba Ten: Minority Report? The Pajiba Ten: Non-White Edition? The Pajiba Ten: Just For Color? The Pajiba Ten: Rainbow Edition?


Fuck it. Call it whatever you want. I’ll start it. The Pajiba 10: Sugar, No Cream (pick your five male and/or female freebies, depending on how you roll):

5. Eva Mendes

4. Aishwarya Rai

3. Thandie Newton

2. Salma Hayek

1. Rosario Dawson

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