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May 15, 2007

Somebody get Al Sharpton on the phone

Lindsay Lohan

So Maxim magazine recently published its list of the hottest 100 women in the world. I didn't bother to go through the list with a fine-tooth comb and produce a breakdown based on race, but some black chick did and come to find out there are only six black women on the list.

Jay-Z's alleged side action Rihanna managed to crack the top 10 at number 8, while his real girlfriend Beyonce came in 13th. Honestly, at this point, I might have to roll with Rihanna myself, but I guess Beyonce does have way more money. I wonder if Jay-Z actually talks her into buying him shit.

Halle Berry, who should really only count as half a black chick, came in at number 55, while Jessica White, who I'm not at all familiar with, came in 60th. Bringing up the rear (no pun intended) were Gabrielle Union at 67 and Ciara at 72.

If I'm not mistaken, black people make up about 12 percent of the people here in the US, and I would assume that the black community is about 50/50 male and female, though it certainly doesn't seem like that at times. As such, a little sixth grade-level math reveals that the Maxim list is only 6 (or 5 and a half) percent black and hence doesn't include a representative percentage of women of color. Hmm...

Does that mean Maxim is racist?

Here's the thing: in light of the recent Don Imus kerfuffle, not to mention the Michael Richards incident, I'm sure the race issue occurred to the TIs at Maxim. You get the idea that they figured that putting too many black chicks on the list might decrease sales, but at the same time putting Rihanna in the top 10 (oh really) would be a decent-enough compromise.

Something else to consider is that it's the rare occasion that you see any white chicks featured in, say, a hip-hop magazine like XXL. Meanwhile, I happen to know that plenty of white chicks listen to hip-hop. Imagine how they must feel. Honestly, it wouldn't hurt my feelings to crack open XXL to the Eye Candy section and see a shot of Natalie Portman, but I think we all know how I roll.

What do you 'bags think?

And here's the Maxim list in its entirety. Nothing against any of these broads, but I'd say this whole list is pretty damn questionable.

1. Lindsay Lohan
2. Jessica Alba
3. Scarlett Johansson
4. Christina Aguilera
5. Jessica Biel
6. Ali Larter
7. Eva Mendes
8. Rihanna
9. Eva Longoria
10. Fergie
11. Sienna Miller
12. Angelina Jolie
13. Beyonce Knowles
14. Katherine Heigl
15. Avril Lavigne
16. Ashlee Simpson
17. Maria Sharapova
18. Megan Fox
19. Cameron Diaz
20. Keira Knightley
21. Kate Beckinsale
22. Nicole Scherzinger
23. Hilary Duff
24. Sophia Bush
25. Elisha Cuthbert
26. Nelly Furtado
27. Kate Hudson
28. Carmen Electra
29. Sarah Silverman
30. Rebecca Romijn
31. Amy Smart
32. Lacey Chabert
33. Roselyn Sanchez
34. Vanessa Minnillo
35. Jennifer Garner
36. Jamie King
37. Ashley Olsen
38. Shakira
39. Rachel Bilson
40. Moon Bloodgood
41. Jessica Simpson
42. Minka Kelly
43. Kate Mara
44. Rose McGowan
45. Bar Refaeli
46. Kristen Bell
47. Katharine McPhee
48. Mandy Moore
49. Mischa Barton
50. Miss Maxim
51. Alessandra Ambrosio
52. Kate Walsh
53. Adriana Lima
54. Missy Peregrym
55. Halle Berry
56. Michele Merkin
57. Tricia Helfer
58. Penelope Cruz
59. Jamie-Lynn Sigler
60. Jessica White
61. Nadine Velazquez
62. Danneel Harris
63. Bianca Kajlich
64. Lena Headey
65. Autumn Reeser
66. Joanna Krupa
67. Gabrielle Union
68. Evangeline Lilly
69. Danica Patrick
70. Stacy Keibler
71. Willa Ford
72. Ciara
73. Mena Suvari
74. Tara Conner
75. April Scott
76. Diora Baird
77. Hilary Burton
78. Joss Stone
79. Adrianne Palecki
80. Abbie Cornish
81. Emmanuelle Chriqui
82. Dita Von Teese
83. Ivanka Trump
84. Hometown Hottie
85. Kelly Ripa
86. Michelle Trachtenberg
87. Padma Lakshmi
88. Raquel Alessi
89. Haylie Duff
90. Salma Hayek
91. Isla Fisher
92. Mary Elizabeth Winstead
93. Christina Milian
94. Kelly Carlson
95. The Avatars of Second Life
96. Shanna Moakler
97. Kim Kardashian
98. Yunjin Kim
99. Mia Maestro
100. Noureen DeWolf

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