March 27, 2008

Art of Controversy? You Decide.

Lebron James has made history once again-- as well as controversy....Once again! James and supermodel Gisele Bundchen grace the cover of this month's Vogue magazine. The idea behind the image is showing two superstars who are at the top of their game. Lebron is the first African-American male to grace the cover of this high-end fashion rag.... Many people are upset about the cover because they claim it perpetuates stereotypes. The stereotype being the "godzilla-like mandingo" violently lusting after the virginal white blonde woman. I say paaaaaahleeze. Lebron James is a fierce competitor, and the presence of the basketball shows that the image is just playing off of the expressions that he is famous for when he's out on the field. Gisele is a model so of course-- she's doing what she does. There is no conspiracy or racism behind the image. In fact, I think it's kind of cool. But who knows? Art is up to interpretation, so what do you think???

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