Vogue's April 2008 issue.
Lebron James and Gisele Bundchen appear on the cover of
Professional basketball player LeBron James made history this month, as the first black man to ever appear on the cover of Vogue magazine.
But the fanfare was short-lived. Some say the Annie Leibovitz photo, showing LeBron in a gorilla-like/King Kong pose plays on racial stereotypes.
ESPN.com writer and News & Notes sports roundtable regular Jemele Hill said the photo is "memorable for the wrong reasons." She adds:
"Vogue deserves criticism, but more blame should go to LeBron and other black athletes, who need to exercise stricter control of their images. If LeBron is brave enough to wear a Yankees cap at an Indians playoff game, picking up a history book and educating himself shouldn't cause a strain."
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