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Supermodel Lara Stone poses in blackface for French Vogue photoshoot (art or racism?)
NY Daily News ^ | 10/13/09 | Nicole Carter

Posted on 10/14/2009 6:04:15 AM PDT by Libloather

Supermodel Lara Stone poses in blackface for French Vogue photoshoot
BY Nicole Carter DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER
Tuesday, October 13th 2009, 1:27 PM

French Vogue has gotten into some more haute controversy.

This month's issue of the fashion magazine features a photoshoot with white supermodel Lara Stone in blackface, according to Jezebel.com.

No stranger to shocking shoots — it recently featured a faux-pregnant model smoking a cigarette— the magazine enlisted photographer Steven Klein to shoot the 14-page spread, styled by editor Carine Rotifeld.

The story that goes along with the photos praises Stone for her "radical break with the wave of anorexic models."

But the fashion world isn't alone in the blackface controversy.

A recent episode of "Mad Men" set in the 1960's — found Roger Sterling (played by John Slattery) hosting a party and entertaining in black face.

And last week, Harry Connick Jr. slammed contestants on an Australian variety show who performed a Jackson Five song in blackface.

As a judge, Connick Jr. gave the group a zero score. The show later apologized for the skit.

(Excerpt) Read more at nydailynews.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: blackface; french; supermodel; vogue

White supermodel Lara Stone poses in blackface for a French Vogue photoshoot. Steven Klein/French Vogue


Photographer Steven Klein shot the 14-page spread with Stone. Steven Klein/French Vogue

1 posted on 10/14/2009 6:04:15 AM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather

As long as she doesn’t dress up like Obammy...it’s ok.


2 posted on 10/14/2009 6:05:43 AM PDT by Dallas59 (No To O)
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To: Libloather

Is she a conservative? If so then it is racism...if she is a liberal, it’s the highest art form known to man.


3 posted on 10/14/2009 6:07:08 AM PDT by NMEwithin
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To: Libloather

Reminds me of my toast this morning.

Don’t you hate it when your kids turn the knob all the way over to cook some frozen breakfast thingy and then forget to turn it back?


4 posted on 10/14/2009 6:08:57 AM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: Dallas59
Well those two pics in post number one bear a striking resemblance to the outfit he wore in Kenya.
I'm just sayin'.....
5 posted on 10/14/2009 6:09:10 AM PDT by verga (I am not an apologist, I just play one on Television)
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To: NMEwithin

Bingo.


6 posted on 10/14/2009 6:09:23 AM PDT by MaryFromMichigan
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To: NMEwithin

The 14 page spread should be displayed by other art. Perhaps the jar of urine with the crucifix in it?


7 posted on 10/14/2009 6:10:31 AM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: verga

Ooooooooo.....then it’s Racism!


8 posted on 10/14/2009 6:11:44 AM PDT by Dallas59 (No To O)
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To: Abathar

Yes. Yes and yes again.


9 posted on 10/14/2009 6:14:36 AM PDT by autumnraine (You can't fix stupid, but you can vote it out!)
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To: Libloather
I think we have all reached the saturation point with the ‘Arab culture’ thing ..... It lost its novelty by now.
10 posted on 10/14/2009 6:19:17 AM PDT by SMARTY ("Stay together, pay the soldiers and forget everything else" Lucius Septimus Severus)
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To: Libloather
Assuming she's a “progressive” then it's “art”.
11 posted on 10/14/2009 6:20:52 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Host The Beer Summit-->Win The Nobel Peace Prize!)
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To: Libloather

She looks very convincing as a black woman. Quite African. If makeup is that good, I need to make myself black and my chances of getting a job might be improved.


12 posted on 10/14/2009 6:25:15 AM PDT by ottbmare (I could agree with you, but then we'd both be wrong.)
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To: Libloather

Oh my, is this what First Frump will wear to the Oscars, er, the Emmys, er, the Tonys, er, the Nobel Awards??

Although, now that I look at it, the crown may be a bit too small to fit, and a bit too, understated. That’s it. The whole outfit is too understated for MO, so forget it. Move along.


13 posted on 10/14/2009 6:31:06 AM PDT by Happyinmygarden (Yes, actually, I have pretty much seen and heard it all before...)
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To: Libloather
Has anyone else but me noticed that the word racism has been so bastardized that it's lost any meaning? How does putting on black makeup mean that you think blacks are inferior? It only means you're putting on black makeup for an attention-getting publicity ploy. Nothing more.

HOw about when Oprah's ugly mug is on a magazine cover every month with her straightened hair and surgically altered nose? Is she trying to look white?

14 posted on 10/14/2009 6:37:33 AM PDT by Lizavetta (In Communism, everything is free. But there isn't any of it.)
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To: Libloather

Did they borrow he necklace from Meeshell?

Regard that black face it looks like a spray on tan burn.


15 posted on 10/14/2009 6:43:30 AM PDT by Global2010 (Strange We Can Believe In)
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To: Libloather

Of course it racism. Everything white people do concerns racism.


16 posted on 10/14/2009 6:43:52 AM PDT by MBB1984
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To: Libloather

She must not have gotten the memo about the Boob Belt being Haute Couture this year.


17 posted on 10/14/2009 6:44:23 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Libloather
She's not "in blackface" as that term is properly applied to a specific character from nineteenth-century popular entertainment--the "blackface minstrel".

I see a woman of extraordinary beauty wearing sumptuous "oriental" costume in very, very, dark make-up. Much ado about nothing.

18 posted on 10/14/2009 6:48:20 AM PDT by Oratam
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To: Libloather
Its not like its....

19 posted on 10/14/2009 6:49:10 AM PDT by Global2010 (Strange We Can Believe In)
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To: Libloather
She looks better black.


20 posted on 10/14/2009 6:51:12 AM PDT by Iron Munro (When seconds count, the police are only minutes away)
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To: Lizavetta

If Oprah was white she would look like Mimi from the Drew Carey show.

Unattractive no matter what shade she is.


21 posted on 10/14/2009 6:52:29 AM PDT by Global2010 (Strange We Can Believe In)
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To: Iron Munro

LOL Your so right.

In the white hue she looks like a dyke (is that term ok or is it insisitive to gay women?)


22 posted on 10/14/2009 6:56:25 AM PDT by Global2010 (Strange We Can Believe In)
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To: Global2010

No, it’s an insult to little Dutch boys.


23 posted on 10/14/2009 7:00:40 AM PDT by Yo-Yo (Joe Wilson speaks for me.)
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To: Libloather
Grace Jones was controversial at one time..the caged black woman, the nakedness. Someone might comment Jones was once painted "white", but it was Haring's "black and white" zebra stripes for a better description.

Now, you have "big lips" as sexy; with white women all over the world getting "pumped up". (Jolie maybe an exception/inspiration)

Beauty is, of course, in all & both in black and white, etc..

With Stone via photo above you have a wig that seems most Martha Washingtonesque or Colonialist. No comment there?

Hip Hop clothing was copied by white kids & their parents all over America down to toddlers.

Men dress as women, women dress as men.

But, the racism card is such such an easy card to use..

I guess many who cry racist, I feel are probably closet racists themselves, perhaps unintentional (better not to dig the hole any deeper); as Harry Connick, Jr said recently (similar words)as a talent show down under; we have tried to keep blacks from appearing as "buffoons". Odd comment: "Buffoons" and the "We" word seems like "savior" of the "weak" or the "week"?.

News: Much about nothing. Definitely not racist, just is appearing from the liberal side of the "cup"...the TV/arts/ entertainment factor.

Fashion week in Paris is suppose to inspire, be creative and shock. Leaves everyone all a-titter.

24 posted on 10/14/2009 7:04:21 AM PDT by fight_truth_decay
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To: Global2010

Those two pictures are really atrocious.

I bet she looks just fine, “white”, without the heroin-addicted zombie makeup.


25 posted on 10/14/2009 7:06:09 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Libloather

If you see this as racism, YOU are a racist. This was a tanning bed accident.

Get over it.

Now, go collect your freakin’ check.


26 posted on 10/14/2009 7:08:16 AM PDT by gathersnomoss (General George Patton had it right.)
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To: Libloather

The accusation of racism is so overused and tired, people don’t even know what real racism is anymore. In America’s two-party system, one party wishes to see blacks treated as equals (meaning that the government neither discriminates against nor shows favoritism to them) while the other party views blacks as a race of babies who require “special help” from the government at every point in their lives. It’s remarkable that Democrats have earned the undying group loyalty of black Americans when everything Dems do or say reveals that their attitude towards blacks assumes some kind of black inferiority.


27 posted on 10/14/2009 7:14:01 AM PDT by Junior_G
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To: Libloather
If this is wrong or racist, what was "White Chics"?



28 posted on 10/14/2009 7:19:30 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (There is no "O" in Transparency.)
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To: Libloather

It seems to me that gay men in the “fashion” industry intentionally make these women look ugly to justify their gayness. The sad thing is, insecure women, then think this is what men want. She looks like she just came out of Auschwitz without the black face on.


29 posted on 10/14/2009 7:20:32 AM PDT by TruthBeforeAll (The Top 10 Most Murderous Cities in the US (per capita) Are All Run By Dem Mayors - 2005 Report)
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To: Global2010

At least Pat Paulson was funny when he wore black face.


30 posted on 10/14/2009 7:43:39 AM PDT by JimC214
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To: TruthBeforeAll

‘She looks like she just came out of Auschwitz without the black face on.’

I’d be willing to take her in and see that she’s fed....


31 posted on 10/14/2009 8:49:33 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: TruthBeforeAll

“... that gay men in the “fashion” industry intentionally make these women look ugly to justify their gayness.”

I have thought this for some time about women’s fashion in general. The ‘slut clothes’ for teens to very young girls is NOT an accident. It is more than to make the fashion models ‘ugly’. It is to make EVERYTHING to be about sex. Toddlers to teens.

Revolting.


32 posted on 10/14/2009 8:57:18 AM PDT by TruthConquers (Delendae sunt publicae scholae)
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To: Abathar

Barack Hussein Obama: America’s toast!


33 posted on 10/14/2009 11:15:43 AM PDT by Erasmus (These days, it's hard for an iconoclast to keep up his image.)
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To: Global2010

She’d look great if she’d get some hair and lose the Klaus Nomi/Nosferatu makeup.


34 posted on 10/14/2009 11:21:44 AM PDT by Erasmus (These days, it's hard for an iconoclast to keep up his image.)
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To: Libloather

If liberal, she is just trying to make a profound statement about the plight of blacks in the KKK of A! If she is a conservative, she’s racist swine that should never receive another modeling job again.


35 posted on 10/14/2009 12:40:49 PM PDT by Ol' Sparky (Liberal Republicans are the greater of two evils)
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