Monday, March 31, 2008

Controversial Cover

As Im sure you've all heard, the latest issue of vogue has stirred up a little bit of controversy. Apparently, Lebron James, looks like "King Kong" and Vogue potrays him as some type of bad black man, and Gisele as some pretty helpless white woman. I've also read that many people think they should have chosen a more "civilized" photo of the two of them, instead of Lebron looking like and "Ape," I also read this; "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."

Personally, I think this is just going too far, I think the media is making all of this into a bigger deal than it really is. I also don't see why he should have to be paired with a model who is also black, to me that would have been just as controversial if not more, because then people would have been saying, "Oh, he has to be paired with another black person, why can't he be with a white model." I feel like the media always likes to turn the tables on these types of things, I mean aren't we trying to show younger kids and everyone that different races dont matter, everone is equal? So why does the media turn it into something racist, when in fact it's just an athlete and a model? To me this is just showing younger children that races do matter. Anyways I hope that all made sense haha, so what are your guys thoughts on this controversy?

Also please check out my post from a couple of days ago, Im still trying to decide!!

1 comment:

Alya said...

i agree with you completely. why make a big deal out of it? its just an athlete and a model! Who cares what their race is..

God sometimes ppl just love the drama..