Monday, March 31, 2008

Is this offensive?

The April cover of Vogue magazine, a photo featuring LeBron James and Giselle Bunchen, has sparked some controversy in the blogosphere. The image places James in a wide stance, holding on to the model in one hand. The image has been compared to an old US army recruitment poster.

The photograph was snapped by veteran photographer Annie Leibovitz, who is known for borrowing imagery from old iconic films.

Could it be that Leibovizt was "using one of the world's most famous black men to portray a ferocious gorilla carrying off a white woman", as one blogger puts it. Or nothing more then a photograph of two people on top of their respective (and unrelated) fields.


2 comments:

THE Captain said...

Check it, check it, check it!

http://blogs.clevescene.com/cnotes/2008/03/the_controversial_lebron_cover.php

Danielle said...

That link made my week. Maybe LeBron will come to his senses and piss off to Africa like Chappelle.