Skip to comments.Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue Sparks Controversy. Offensive or Overreaction?
Posted on 02/13/2013 2:27:07 PM PST by YankeeReb
It's been a big week for Sports Illustrated. First, a blogger leaked the swimsuit issue's much-anticipated cover, upstaging David Letterman's big reveal on Monday. Now website Jezebel is calling out the men's magazine for using minorities as "props" in photos featuring models in bikinis posing in seven different continents.
Sports Illustrated coverJezebel argues that the magazine is perpetuating racial stereotypes by drawing power and class lines between the Westernized models and the "primitive locals" and points to a long history of media using minorities as "extras", citing Nylon magazine, the Free People catalog, British Vogue, and J-Crew.
Depending on where you look, the reaction has been mixed, even among the men who are supposed to be titillated. On Jezebel's website, one male commenter wrote, "Pics of woman with local natives is NOT hot, it's exploitative, so the mission is fail right there. Oh and exploitative. I do not know what they were thinking
.fail all around." While another guy wrote, "Some of the examples are reaching a bit
the one with the boat
.why pick that for China? Especially when everything I read about China is how they're an industrial powerhouse." And one helpful reader on Sports Illustrated's Facebook page pointed out, "Technically speaking they were not shot in all seven continents. While Easter Island may belong to Chile, it's a Polynesian island, and not part of the South American continent." Oy.
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JEZEBEL Magazine is calling out SPorts Illustrated? Really!
Jezebel and the posters there live to be offended.
The real problem is that those girls are all adult women. It's Western height-ism, I tell ya! Somebody ought to sue!!! :)
Am I the only one who thinks it would be fun to try to slurp champaign from her belly button while simultaneously telling her dirty jokes?
So why aren't the idiots at "Jezebel" upset when B. Hussein 0booboo uses our troops as props on one of his campaign photo ops?
On a related note, there seems to be a new push starting to force the Washington Redskins to change their name.
Prompting mascot change
“Jezebel argues that the magazine is perpetuating racial stereotypes by drawing power and class lines between the Westernized models and the “primitive locals” “
I think the REAL PROBLEM is that lots of us conservatives, including myself, married these “primitive locals” and find them to be FAR FROM PRIMITIVE, but still traditional, in the sense that keeping a marriage together is MUCH HIGHER priority than trying to calculate how much money a divorce lawyer can screw out of a husband.
“In Spain, a model leans on a Matador. (photo by Sports Illutrated)”
The Matador in the foreground looks quite serious. The one behind the babe looks a bit light on his feet, if you know what I mean...
If you post a version of that pic with her in a bikini, I will hunt you down.........
I seem to have forgotten what the problem is.