“CG!’s film contest CosmoGIRL! and Take Action Hollywood announce our Film Contest finalists.
We have determined that the online voting has been corrupted as a result of one or more instances of tampering with the voting process by users. As a result, none of the online votes will be counted, and we will submit all three of the semi-finalists to our panel of experts for final judging and selection of a winner. The winner will be featured in the August 2007 issue of CosmoGIRL!”
Hmmmm. How bizarre, how bizarre.
I don’t want to be a conspiracy theorist by any means, but could this be because Kiri was actually – gasp – winning? Is encouraging black women who identify with her film’s message to vote for Kiri somehow against competition rules? I don’t know what to make of this one. And I don’t want to speculate.
In the meantime, if you want to hear Kiri speak out on her film’s issues herself, click here to watch a really well done local television news story about the young and talented filmmaker. I’d like to think that the dream she expresses in her interview, that someday there won’t be a “good” or “bad” doll, that little afrobellas can pretend to be princesses without risk of being ridiculed, is almost reality. At least, there are some positive steps in the right direction.
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- CosmoGirl Scholarship Contest Voter Fraud « No Snow Here | July 26, 2007