More Outrage Toward Vogue’s Lebron James Cover

Some heads might roll at Vogue πŸ™‚

Excerpt from’s coverage:

“…a spokesman for Vogue said: “The Shape Issue celebrates athleticism from start to finish. LeBron is on the cover with Gisele because he is a basketball star and he was photographed in that spirit. We think LeBron and Gisele look amazing together on the cover.”

But several African-American editors and critics polled by WWD were more critical. Men’s Fitness editor in chief Roy Johnson was taken aback by James’ image, but also reflected on the larger issue of the lack of sensitivity at mainstream magazines to stereotypes. “It’s a reminder that as African-Americans, we have come very far to have an African-American male featured on the cover of Vogue, but we have very far to go to continue to educate people within our industry regarding the power of images and the potential impact they can have on their readers.”

Read more and weep.

+ There are no comments

Add yours