Is the LeBron Vogue cover racist?
When Vogue magazine announced basketball superstar LeBron James would be the first black man to grace its cover, it was something of a big deal in fashion circles.
Now the April cover is coming under fire from critics who say LeBron’s pose, while holding supermodel Giselle Bundchen, perpetuates racial stereotypes and gives him a “beastly kind of vibe”.
Yahoo! News reports that Samir Husni, a magazine analyst, say the photo is deliberately provocative and “screams King Kong”.
“So when you have a cover that reminds people of King Kong and brings those stereotypes to the front, black man wanting white woman, it’s not innocent,” he says.
What do you think of the cover?