the new issue of vogue features lebron james in a hulking pose next to a fay wray-like waif called gisele bundchen. is it racist? you betcha. was it done intentionally? well aside from wintour’s lone BF who interviews the likes of gwyneth paltrow and has most likely never stepped foot in a black neighborhood, one could conceivably give vogue a pass, like bill clinton might say. but i have chosen not to.
although the real controversey is, why is it that the umlaut in bundchen’s name is yanked out in american publications, i would suggest annie lebovitz and anna wintour pick up a copy of any random book on semiotics especially the ones written by umberto eco.