Bela Padilla FHM Philippines March 2012 Cover (Photo): Racist?
The Cover of the March 2012 Issue of FHM Philippines Caused Quite a Stir. Here is the FHM Cover Photo Featuring Bela Padilla
The editors of FHM Philippines got themselves into some hot water over the cover of their March 2012 issue. Some think the FHM cover, which features Filipino actress Bela Padilla, is racist.
The FHM Philippines cover photo shows Bela Padilla in a bikini among a group of dark-skinned models. The headline reads "Bela Padilla - Stepping out of the shadows."
The FHM Philippines cover immediately faced criticism online.
The FHM Philippines publishers issued an apology and quickly pulled the Bela Padilla swimsuit cover off the shelves.
As for Padilla, she told the BBC that she had no idea the FHM cover would cause such a stir.
Here is the Bela Padilla FHM Philippines Cover Photo