Vogue magazine stirred up a bit of controversy last week when the cover to their most recent issue was unveiled. It features a snarling LeBron James (the first man ever to be featured on the cover of Vogue) dribbling a basketball while clutching supermodel Gisele Bundchen.
For many people, the cover conjured up images of King Kong – dredging up the deplorable comparison of young black athletes to primates.
What do you think? Is this a case of much ado about nothing? Or do the complaints have merit? Should Vogue have excercised better judgement in selecting its cover? Or might the media buzz surrounding the controversy mean “mission accomplished?”