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They Did What to the First Lady?
Across the Atlantic, the Spanish are stirring things up also. At least one Spanish magazine is. The Magazine Fuera de Serie has the face of Michelle Obama depicted on the body of a slave, for an article called “Michelle Granddaughter of a Slave, Lady of America.”
Now, normally the liberal media is all about freedom and leaving the woman's body alone. However, it has completely flipped out over this depiction of Michelle Obama. Jessica Wakeman, who writes for a website named "thefrisky," mistakenly thought the magazine originated the artwork rather than superimposed Obama's head onto an existing piece of early 19th century art.
I can picture Wakeman visibly hyperventilating as she wrote:
Plenty of absurd things are “artsy,” like crafting Jesus on the cross out of elephant feces or giving birth inside an art gallery as a live action installation. But a drawing of Michelle Obama topless on the cover of Spain’s Magazine de Fuera de Serie is plain old tasteless. In my opinion, they have every right to depict her artistically, even in poor taste. But that doesn’t mean they should do it.
Clutch Magazine is calling the image racist because the First Lady is depicted with her hair wrapped in a turban and her breast out like a slave nurse. [...] [A]s a non-Spanish speaker I first looked at the image and just thought OMG that’s Michelle Obama’s boobs. [Update: It has been brought to my attention the Michelle Obama image is based on the 1800 painting "Portrait d'une negresse" by artist Marie-Guillemine Benoist.]
[...] [W]hatever resulting conversation about “shock value” we might have in this already highly cynical society hardly seems a good excuse for depicting the First Lady as both sexualized and enslaved.
I was waiting for an Emily Latilla moment from Ms. Wakeman when she realized this was not an original work by a modern artist.
Speaking of Bare Breasts
We're all about freedom of religion in this country, despite Ms. Wakeman's despicable assertion that "crafting Jesus on the cross out of elephant feces" is "artsy." I guess she is just expressing herself.