Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Is Vogue's LeBron cover racist?

Just when you thought it couldn't get any squirrelier, the moonbats are getting their panties all up in a wad about this:

Racially charged image.

The Cleveland Cavaliers’ superstar is on the magazine’s April 2008 “shape”
issue, mouth gaping, face twisted in a grimace, muscles bulging and arm slung
around supermodel Gisele Bundchen.

“Here you have an image of a black male athlete in an exceptionally aggressive stance, wide footed, bending over, clutching her with his arm,” said Jason Rosenfeld, professor of art history at Marymount Manhattan College. “It’s one thing to have an athlete in that kind of pose and with that kind of expression on a court after he or she has done something miraculous. It’s another thing to couple it with someone who is of an entirely different ilk and gender. That turns it into a racially charged image.”
Rosenfeld is white. Robin Givhan's, the Washington Post's fashion editor and former associate editor of Vogue is black and she has a different take on it - sort of. It still all comes down to evil whitey in the end.

“It’s so exhausting that every time people see an image of a black person they
work themselves into a tizzy that somehow it doesn’t adhere to the way in which
they think a black person should be presented,” she said. “The whole LeBron
thing really comes down to … maybe Vogue should have more people of color on
their cover, male and female,” she said. “Maybe then they won’t be so
scrutinized when they do put a person of color on their cover.”