So, I was randomly reading blogs and I peeped another shot from the Lebron James and Gisele Bundchen Vogue photo shoot and the first question I asked myself was: Why wasn’t this the cover instead of that other HORRID one? It also made me think of all the comments that you guys left when we first posted the cover last week. Here are a few comments that stood out to me..
Not feeling that Lebron pic AT ALL. Lebron is straight up perpetuating a stereotype (that of the brutal, wild savage) that helped enslave, lynch, and murder hundreds of THOUSANDS of our black men for centuries… and I’m just supposed to be content because he made it onto “massa’s” magazine?! Take that weak shit somewhere else.
This is 2008 y’all, get the hell outta the plantation. Despite whatever “pride” we may feel covering VOGUE, if it’s a negative image, it’s a negative image, period. We have to continue to demand respect and dignity. The more and more we let shit go, even if it’s small things, the more people feel it’s okay to be racist.
I think too much is being made about the Lebron james cover and Giselle I mean Dang. Its a shape issue you cant see his shape in a suit. I mean ya’ll are really analyzing stuff to the 9th degree. I mean how many black guys have been on the cover of vogue. I like the cover I think its playing on his athletic ability for which he is an athlete.
Ok so this “King Kong capturing the damsel in distress” on the cover of Vogue is offensive. Not only does this man look like an ape, but he’s got this good ole prize, a white woman on his arm. There are a number of black high fashion models they could’ve paired him with and other shots they could’ve used of him. At least put him in a suit. He carries a suit VERY well.
Get a clue. If you can’t see things from a more artistic approach…well i guess most of the people here wouldn’t. The Vogue cover is suppose to be contrasting. You have the high fashion model(typical of Vogue) and then because it’s rare that male sports figures are in Vogue, they have Lebron coming in as if you grab a part of this issue with strong masculine aggression. ya know taking the direction off models for a minute. Which is why they didn’t have him in a suit like a model. I got it.
Coincidentally, the same photographer Anne Leibovitz took the photo of the Jennifer Hudson cover last year. Click here to view it.