Is LeBron and Gisele's Vogue Cover Racist?


The cover photo on this month’s Vogue Magazine of LeBron James holding Gisele Bundchen has caused a debate over whether or not the image is racist. The image taken by the infamous Annie Liebovitz was discussed on this mornings Today Show as seen in this clip below.

LeBron James likes the photo saying “everything my name is on is going to be criticized in a good way or bad way.Who cares what anyone says?”

So if the person in the photo doesn’t see the image as anything more than a cool photo why are people making such a fuss?

MSNBC writer Dan Fieschner raises this interesting point:
And in thinking about this story, I couldn’t help but wonder…what’s the more racist response to the cover: to see racial stereotypes and object or to not notice race at all? [MSNBC]

So what do you think of the cover? Is it a racist image or simply an artistic photo?

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