We thought magazines learned their lesson about racism after Rihanna was called a "n****bitch", but apparently Spanish mag, Fuera de Serie, didn't since they've depicted Michelle Obama as a nude slave.
The Photoshopped image was taken from a series of "Famous Nudes" by artist Karine Percheron-Daniels, who superimposed MObama's face onto the nekked body of Marie-Guillemine Benoist's Portrait d’une négresse.
Brande Victorian of Madame Noire is appalled by Michelle's racist Photoshop mess:
“By choosing to use such a jarring image to tell the story of how America’s first lady 'seduced the people of the United States' and 'stole the heart of Barack Obama,' as Fuera de Serie describes her, it's clear the magazine agrees with that mentality and wants to spread the message loud and clear: todavía estamos esclavos. We are still slaves.”
However, Perchon-Daniels has a different view of her "art:"
"With my art, and particularly with my 'famous nudes' series I try to offer an alternative unexpected reality to allow the viewer to re-examine his unique subjective experience and general understanding and view the world and people in a different way.”
It's one thing to Photoshop someone on to a cover a la Kate Middleton, but this is downright wrong and disturbing.
[Image courtesy of Fuera de Serie.]
Tags: barack obama, brande victorian, fuera de serie, madame noire, marie guillemine benoist, michelle obama, photoshop, portrait dune negresse, rihanna