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LeBron on the cover of Vogue - controversy?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Evil ... Thy name is Orville Redenbacher!!, Mar 18, 2008.

  1. Saw this on the opening page of JJobs.com.
    Thought it was intersting... Is there a controversy?
    Some are charging the cover is a stereotypical depiction of a black man as a savage and a (white) woman as a prize (so I guess we could also throw in the objectification of women as a sex objects as well).

    http://radaronline.com/exclusives/2008/03/vogue-lebron-james-african-americans.php


    The cover

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    Thoughts?
     
  2. PeteyPirate

    PeteyPirate Guest

    My thought is that I would like to be Tom Brady for about eight seconds.
     
  3. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    Bron Bron is getting thick.
     
  4. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    My first thought is either Gisele is extremely tall, or LeBron is hunched over while dribbling. LeBron is 6-8.

    I didn't think of any other significance to the cover shoot. Mainly because I've moved on from that stereotype. I thought society largely had, too.
     
  5. GBNF

    GBNF Active Member

    I wouldn't have viewed it like myself, but I can understand the argument. Interesting.
     
  6. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Some really have nothing better to do.
     
  7. PeteyPirate

    PeteyPirate Guest

    I think I read that Gisele is 5-11, but more importantly, how much does she weigh?
     
  8. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    I noticed that on a wwl highlight the other day.

    And if I had Gisele that close to me, I'd probably look savage, too.
     
  9. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Anybody charging that is just looking for a reason to be offended and needs to fuck the hell off like right now.
     
  10. kingcreole

    kingcreole Active Member

    People who think that probably also found the movie version of "Jesus Christ Superstar" racist because Judas was played by a black man (who continued to play Judas in the stage version up until his death a few years ago).
     
  11. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    Secrets of the best bodies with the two of them standing close to each other. Sorry...don't see any controversy here.
     
  12. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    I think if people saw what some scientists believe Jesus REALLY looked like, they'd be shocked.
     
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