Lebron james the nba superstar also appeared with gisele bündchen on an april 2008 cover that generated a lot of criticism that james pose and expression evoked beauty and the beast stereotypes. The gig didn t come without controversy however.
Lebron was on a controversial vogue cover in 2008 lebron james became the first african american man to grace the cover of vogue.
Lebron james on vogue cover. Published 7 00 pm cdt monday march 31 2008 new york when vogue announced its april cover starring lebron james and gisele bundchen the magazine noted with some fanfare that james was the. Getty images basketball player lebron james and supermodel gisele bündchen will mug for the cover of vogue s shape issue according to the new york post. With us now angela mcglowan fox news political analyst and dr.
Marc lamont hill an urban studies professor at temple university. This would break all the rules of a vogue cover. Courting controversy is usually a pretty reliable way of selling magazines but it didn t work for vogue s april issue.
But the image is stirring. Us vogue was accused of racism back in 2008 over the magazine s april cover which featured lebron james and gisele bündchen. Lebron james and gisele bündchen pose for vogue cover make history vogue s april cover models photo.
That was the one you ll recall that featured african american nba star lebron james captured by photographer annie leibovitz in a pose meant to evoke king kong. When vogue announced its april cover starring lebron james and gisele bundchen the magazine noted with some fanfare that james was the first black man to grace its cover. Vogue s latest cover featuring basketball star lebron james and supermodel gisele bundchen was notable for a number of reasons.
Ok so you had george clooney richard gere and lebron james. For the annual shape issue the front cover saw the basketball star. For starters it was just the third time a man had appeared on a vogue cover george clooney and richard gere being the other two and the first african american male to do so.