A Racist Vogue Cover?

By Jonathan Adams Mar 24, 2008

Lot of people are talking about the latest issue of Vogue magazine with Lebron James andn Gisele Bundchen on the cover. Because Vogue’s history as the world’s premier fashion magazine has not included many people of color on the covers, when we saw Lebron James, NBA superstar, on the cover, we took notice. James is only the third man to ever grace the cover after Richard Gere and George Clooney, and he doesn’t even appear in high fashion menswear–just gym clothes. Do you think this photo perpetuates a King Kong archetype? Is this a racist Vogue cover?