FHM Philippines scraps cover in racism storm


In the Philippines, the men's magazine FHM has scrapped the cover of its March issue after accusations it was racist.

It featured actress Bela Padilla standing in front of two black models with the caption "stepping out of the shadows".

FHM Philippines was flooded with criticism on social networking sites, the majority apparently from incensed, dark-skinned Filipinos after the cover was posted online.

FHM pulled the shot and apologised, saying: "In our pursuit to come up with edgier covers, we will strive to be more sensitive."

Bela Padilla spoke to the BBC's Mishal Husain.

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