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The Talker: GQ gets racial for `hottest women` list

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Men's magazines are known for racy images of women -- publications like FHM, Maxim, even Sports Illustrated.

Not everyone likes it, but it's out there, and is not a topic of much debate. Though, the new issue of GQ Magazine is causing some stir.

The cover has Beyonce in a flirty outfit and pose, with the title "100 Sexiest Women of the 21st Century." Further inside, there's a photo of Megan Fox in a skimpy bikini, licking ice. This is all typical men's magazine fare.

The issue creates some random themes. Page 32 has "The Century in Jessicas:" Jessica Simpson, Jessica Alba, Jessica Biel. There's goofiness on page 84 with a section titled "Hottest Blue Chicks." Avatar and the Smurfs get a shout-out.

None of that has people upset, but some say the whimsy veers into inappropriate territory with sections titled: "This Year's Hot Chinese Chick," "This Year's Hot Indian Chick," and "This Year's Hot Italian Chick." There's even: "This Year's Hot Pregnant Sri Lankan Chick."

It may be a subtle point, but what bothers some people is the singling out of only certain women's ethnicities.

A woman who is Indian is called the "hottest Indian chick," so why wasn't Beyonce called the hottest African American? Or why wasn't Kate Upton called the "hottest white chick?"

A college professor from Seattle University told Yahoo that by pointing out only certain women's ethnicities, GQ is implying the women are attractive only within the context of their own ethnicities. She said that dismisses the idea that beauty is just beauty and comes in a variety of forms.

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