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Friday, December 12, 2008

Controversial. Why?

Why was this magazine cover controversial?



Source: Top 10 Controversial Magazine Covers
Answer: Racial overtones and apparent similarity to King Kong.

3 comments:

Dedalus said...

Lebron James became the first black man to appear on a magazine cover but the cover was claimed to be perpetuting racial stereotypes:with James striking a gorilla like pose,baring his teeth(with the other arm around Giselle Bundchen's waist)..
Peope likened it to King Kong and Fay Wray

Rishabh said...

The cover is featuring LeBron James and Gisele Bundchen. It actually plays into the old stereotype of the black man as a savage in search of a prized white woman. Some say it evokes the dreaded imagery of King Kong

Debasish said...

@Dedalus and Rishabh

Correct!

The Answer:
Racial Overtones and apparent similarity to King Kong

Friday, December 12, 2008

Controversial. Why?

Why was this magazine cover controversial?



Source: Top 10 Controversial Magazine Covers
Answer: Racial overtones and apparent similarity to King Kong.

3 comments:

Dedalus said...

Lebron James became the first black man to appear on a magazine cover but the cover was claimed to be perpetuting racial stereotypes:with James striking a gorilla like pose,baring his teeth(with the other arm around Giselle Bundchen's waist)..
Peope likened it to King Kong and Fay Wray

Rishabh said...

The cover is featuring LeBron James and Gisele Bundchen. It actually plays into the old stereotype of the black man as a savage in search of a prized white woman. Some say it evokes the dreaded imagery of King Kong

Debasish said...

@Dedalus and Rishabh

Correct!

The Answer:
Racial Overtones and apparent similarity to King Kong