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Michelle Obama Appears As Nude Slave On Magazine Cover

Portrait d'une négresse

Well, it’s definitely a conversation starter. Michelle Obama is depicted as a naked slave on the cover of the latest edition of Spanish Magazine Fuera De Serie.

Yep, that’s bound to get some people talking.

But the magazine cover may not be as offensive as you might think. According to Buzzfeed, Michelle Obama’s face was photo-shopped onto a painting called Portrait d’une négresse by French artist Marie-Guillemine Benoist. The painting, which depicts a slave woman in nineteenth-century France, is generally seen as a supportive statement for women’s rights.

Art historian James Smalls writes:

“(Benoist) responded to early nineteenth-century French racialism and the less-than-desirable treatment of women… Her painting may be seen as a voice of protest, however small, in the discourse over human bondage.”

The article itself, according to Newsone, is about Michelle Obama’s popularity and how she has helped President Obama lead our nation.

Here’s a roughly translated description of the article “Michelle Tataranieta De Esclava, Dueña De América” (Michelle, Granddaughter Of A Slave. Lady Of America):

“…(The phrase) Behind every great man there is a great woman describes the Obama marriage. In the shadow of the U.S. President is a person whose popularity ratings exceed those of Barack’s own. This person is none other than his wife Michelle.”

Here’s the image of Michelle Obama as a naked slave on the cover of Fuera de Serie.

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Here’s the original painting Portrait d’une négresse.

Portrait d'une négresse

But despite the message of the original painting and the subject of the article, some people are still calling the image offensive and racist.

The Frisky writes:

“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.”

What do you think? Is the naked Michelle Obama cover racist?

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199 Responses to “Michelle Obama Appears As Nude Slave On Magazine Cover”

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  2. Terri Hunnicutt

    Yes that photo of OUR FIRST LADY IS RACIST! AMERICANS MUST NOT READ….We can by force not by choice.And we made more of a difference in this country than some are willing to accept. We more more than jusr cotton pickers and raising white womens babies. WE are inventors! If you don't believe me watch how white america steals everything we say and do. Agricultural Chemistry
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  6. Larry Jones Sr.

    This shows another example of white ignorance and European Stupidity I don't know what this fool intended but we as African Americans should be sick and tired of this Foolishness and should band togather and Once and for all Time slam the Door on this Stupidity and Disrespect now Black people of America how long are you going to Stand for this Asinine Nonsense! when you have white people even in Spain committing Ignorant acts like this displayed on this Magazine cover I don't care what the intent was but this is as racist as racist can get and there is nothing flattering about Displaying our First Lady Michelle Obama as a God dam slave! if I was the President I would find out who was responsible for this Atrocity and send the Men in Black to his house and make his Ass Disappear! to make an Example out of any 1 else who would try this foolishness! this needs to stop because no other First Lady has EVER been Disrespected to the Highest Order such as this! so wake up Black People! of AmeriKKKa*.

  7. Larry Jones Sr.

    I would not have found out about this if I would not have heard this on the Rob Redding review on WAOK radio 1380am and big ups to Rob Redding putting this on Blast!

  8. Luis Lopez

    A perfect storm of cultural differences, lack of art education, the "lost in translation" effect and the internet. Many Americans find this image insulting and degrading. Yet the meaning and reading of the very same image in Spain is PRECISELY the opposite. Why?

    Allow me:

    A) Public nudity in Spain is not a big deal. All public beaches are topless and images of topless women are commonly used in advertising. Nude beaches are all over the place. It is simply not big deal.

    B) The "slave" image is a photoshop of Michelle Obama over a painting named “Portrait d’une négresse” by French artist Marie-Guillemine Benoist. The painting itself was made just after the French abolished slavery in the 1800's and it was meant as a celebration-shock-modernism message at the time. Most people in Europe recognize the image as a symbol of this. But in the US this image has zero context at all.

    C) In the headline one reads "Michelle eats Obama". People combine the aforementioned "slave" image with a literal translation of "eat" and they think it is some low jab at their African ancestry. In reality the translation is making reference to "Beating Obama" in popularity and has nothing to do with the act of actually chewing and shallowing food.

  9. Debbie Wiser Williams

    It could play into the subtle racism we see today in America even if the article may have been intended to be a supportive statement for women's rights…but apparently the headline had nothing to do with women's rights, but more about how much more popular the First Lady is than the President. IMO, it is tasteless and ethically challenged in that it depicts deception and a racist tone to the less informed bigots who will not read or learn about the history behind the painting and who will use it for their racist cause. I don't know anything about that Spanish magazine, but it seems that media has taken a turn for the worst when magazines resort to photoshopping the cover and they should have known the racial message it was sending. The storyline of "supporting women's rights" or the First Lady's popularity is clouded by the lack of good judgment by the magazine editors. Why didn't they just use the original painting for their cover or an actual photo of the First Lady?

  10. Ronald Gibson

    What'a shame for America. Public Enemy said in one of there song, How low do you wanna go. Remember black America when r we are going to stop being slaves. Be a slave to the Creator

  11. Levitating CyborgWhales

    Us good will aliens do not enslave each other but rather help free each other through continuous maintenance and truth seeking. We are slaves to ourselves, truly, slaves to our own sins. Love, Truth, Forgiveness, Faith, Hope.

    The people of this world are suffering from a totalitarian fascist mental disease which treats people different by their social status and racial bloodline.

    Us aliens don't see you are special in that your colors matter. You could be a talking pickle jar with a conscious soul… for all we care. We want to know who you are as a being. The human like multi-colored ape creatures of this planet are behaving much like the insects on the planet.

  12. Simone Collins

    Some bs very disrespectful!! Instant attitude when i saw this the other day… I love her we must all go out and vote becasue this is where they want us, back in chains… smh #loveobama

  13. Simone Collins

    Some bs very disrespectful!! Instant attitude when i saw this the other day… I love her we must all go out and vote becasue this is where they want us, back in chains… smh #loveobama

  14. Ron Harris

    what if it was your mothers head..or your girlfriends face..and it was passed around the office..would it be a "big deal" then. Of course it's not a big deal to you..because it's someone you probably care less if anything about

  15. Ron Harris

    what if it was your mothers head..or your girlfriends face..and it was passed around the office..would it be a "big deal" then. Of course it's not a big deal to you..because it's someone you probably care less if anything about

  16. Ron Harris

    what if it was your mothers head..or your girlfriends face..and it was passed around the office..would it be a "big deal" then. Of course it's not a big deal to you..because it's someone you probably care less if anything about

  17. Ron Harris

    what if it was your mothers head..or your girlfriends face..and it was passed around the office..would it be a "big deal" then. Of course it's not a big deal to you..because it's someone you probably care less if anything about

  18. Ron Harris

    what if it was your mothers head..or your girlfriends face..and it was passed around the office..would it be a "big deal" then. Of course it's not a big deal to you..because it's someone you probably care less if anything about

  19. Luis Lopez

    I care a lot. I ADORE Michelle Obama. That is why I am furious that Americans AGAIN are exhibiting the very same type of attitudes that makes them so disliked all over the world.

    as I EXAPLINED on point A): In Spain a woman showing her breast is NOT BIG FUCKING DEAL. Here is AMerica, land of the sex-obssesed prudes, someone shows a breast and "OMG!!!"…Like fucking 5 year olds.

    Grow up.

  20. Corey Pain

    How is she being a slave? This is a simple case of some French weirdo, taking her likeness without her permission, and photoshopping it onto the body of a French slave from another photo. Michelle Obama is guilty of being a victim here and nothing more. This is yet another ignorant cheapshot, on the part of ignorant, cheap quality folk. P.S. The First Lady looked great on Letterman last-night!

  21. Danielle Marie Sweeney

    It's just bullshit. Hispanics should get over the prejudice of blacks, because many of them are black. Be honest about this rarely spoken truth in the hispanic community

  22. Luis Lopez

    I care a lot. I ADORE Michelle Obama. That is why I am furious that Americans AGAIN are exhibiting the very same type of attitudes that makes them so disliked all over the world.

    as I EXAPLINED on point A): In Spain a woman showing her breast is NOT BIG FUCKING DEAL. Here is AMerica, land of the sex-obssesed prudes, someone shows a breast and "OMG!!!"…Like fucking 5 year olds.

  23. Mariam Al Bayaty

    At first reading, I had to presume that Mrs Obama must have partook in the creating of this article herself and allowed it.. but after further reading the comments, it looks like she had nothing to do with the creation of this article?, so I'm asking myself other than the sexist / racist worries of the commentators, why is this magazine not being sued? I'm confused? If they have depicted Mrs Obama like this without her permission, surely they must be in trouble about it? I'm guessing if they done an article and a front cover photo shop of a 'celeb', or Kim Kardashian! lol, Kim would be sueing for millions! I didn't know that the media are allowed to create articles out of people without they're permission, never mind the US Presidents Wife!

  24. Tee Godson Jay

    What are you expecting, a riot? You can't cure ignorance as long as there is a market for it. Let them describe her anyway they want, as long as we know who she is and what she represents, I am ok. Generalizing white people is not too smart bro, I am sure there are those as outraged as you are but your comment come off as angry and powerless…responding with intelligence is better than ranting while calling for violence. I don't want you describing this country as "AmeriKKKa" also, it's a insult to blacks and everyone else living in it. Take your message of hate elsewhere…you espouse the thinking of a third world dictator, I hope you never get in position of power. Your comment is embarrassing.

  25. Tee Godson Jay

    We are not slaves, we just tend to sit back and complain rather than being proactive. We need to be more greedy to make our communities better…If you can get ahead by joining the Republican party and contesting for office, do so…don't just sit where you think it's comfortable and complain about the other side/people hating on you.

  26. Tee Godson Jay

    The problem with African Americans in general is that we don't look or want to understand context, we're better off getting outraged and complaining about everything. Thanks for shedding more light on this than all the black journalists/leaders that will yell racism at anything, and like sheeps we swallow it up.

  27. Tee Godson Jay

    Don't make assumption out of comments made by people that didn't even understand the context of the article…they'll just yell racism and how they're being viewed as inferior…we've lost many opportunities as a community because of that mindset.

  28. Teyanei Pierce

    Its rascist. White ppl have a way of doing wrong things and then trying to justify its point in a positive way. Foh with all that shit. Did anyone stamp bush face on a cracker? Okay then, the shit was just cruel and pointless. This picture needs to be burned!!!!!

  29. Tee Godson Jay

    You don't know much, do you? If you understand that nudity in Spain is not degrading maybe you would have rephrased your rant based off hate.

  30. Tee Godson Jay

    Don't waste your time Luis, they will cry racism at anything. It's why we don't really get much traction anywhere…we look for reasons to be angry and be outraged than looking for opportunities. Not surprised by the reactions coming from people that have no idea of the Spanish culture and assume that everyone hate them because they're black. Paint your face white and no one cares, paint it black and it's an outrage…so embarrassing.

  31. Luis Lopez

    Tee Godson Jay Well, here is the irony of it all: I am from The Canary Islands…..in Africa. It is the most racially mixed placed in the planet. Literary. In my school my classmates were ALL from many cultures and races. My best friend in school (Onofre) was son of a Senegalese man and a Galician mother. My brother's ex-wife and the mother of his two sons was daughter to a Nigerian woman and a Spaniard. My first girlfriend in high school was daughter of a Japanese man and Turkish woman. Moroccans, who are only 77 miles from us, are as common as Spaniards and represent 15% of all the Muslim population. We have a Korean population who are the descendants of fisherman who stop by the islands and decided to stay. We have Indians who came over in the 50's and run all the bazaars by the sea port. 16% of the population is of German descent, most people who moved there in the 70's simply because they loved the place. Many in the islands have English last names from the days when the British run the Cochilean farms.

    Riots? Not once.
    Racial ghettos? None.
    Racial tensions? Literary, almost non-existant.

    I just makes me sad that Americans of EVERY race and political background keep repeating this pattern where they judge everyone else in the world by THEIR standards rather than take the time to actually LEARN about other cultures and not just assume that the rest of the world is just like America.

  32. Luis Lopez

    Tee Godson Jay Well, here is the irony of it all: I am from The Canary Islands…..in Africa. It is the most racially mixed placed in the planet. Literary. In my school my classmates were ALL from many cultures and races. My best friend in school (Onofre) was son of a Senegalese man and a Galician mother. My brother's ex-wife and the mother of his two sons was daughter to a Nigerian woman and a Spaniard. My first girlfriend in high school was daughter of a Japanese man and Turkish woman. Moroccans, who are only 77 miles from us, are as common as Spaniards and represent 15% of all the Muslim population. We have a Korean population who are the descendants of fisherman who stop by the islands and decided to stay. We have Indians who came over in the 50's and run all the bazaars by the sea port. 16% of the population is of German descent, most people who moved there in the 70's simply because they loved the place. Many in the islands have English last names from the days when the British run the Cochilean farms.

    Riots? Not once.
    Racial ghettos? None.
    Racial tensions? Literary, almost non-existant.

    I just makes me sad that Americans of EVERY race and political background keep repeating this pattern where they judge everyone else in the world by THEIR standards rather than take the time to actually LEARN about other cultures and not just assume that the rest of the world is just like America.

  33. Adriana Alejandra Moralez

    I pretty much Doubt its her' She will not do as such..or proof me wrong.

  34. Adriana Alejandra Moralez

    I pretty much Doubt its her' She will not do as such..or proof me wrong.

  35. Larry Jones Sr.

    After reading your reply and thinking to myself it your kind of thinking is the main REASON why white people can Insult the First Lady Michelle Obama the first BLACK WOMAN to hold such a high position EVER in the Fractured States of AmeriKKKa! and think its no Big Deal ! you sound just like 1 of those Go along to get along that I dont wont no Trouble Boss* steppin Fetch it, Buck Dancin,Scratin his head when it aint nothin itchin White Folk aright type Negros who is scared to stand up for his well being well home boy you keep thinking Everything is alright if you want to when them good old Boys you like so much put a rope around you neck and drag your happy go lucky ass down peach street behind a Ford pick up truck saying Yee Ha! I wont shed 1 drop of salty water for your ass !because you are Barking up the wrong tree Bro! and you need to find about the REAL history of AmeriKKKa about the 350 years of Death and Destruction brough on through Slavery and Jim Crow Discrimination*boy we didnt get our civil rights untill 1965!and you where more likely born after all that was over!thats why you sound like 1 of those Johnny come lately kids and I will describe this country just the way it really is* *and I as far me generalizing white people is not too smart bro comment makes you sounds like your heart is your feet and it pumps Koolaid* Bro! if you are scared that is your problem me personally isnt 1 of those smile when aint nothin funny type negros and if was in a position of Power you will be the first 1 that I would make Disappear because if a war did break out you get us all killled because you sound like turn coat! and a traitor! and if you live long enough home boy you will SEE the REAL Meaning of AmeriKKKa! can you smell the Smoke Bro!.

  36. Larry Jones Sr.

    After reading your reply and thinking to myself it your kind of thinking is the main REASON why white people can Insult the First Lady Michelle Obama the first BLACK WOMAN to hold such a high position EVER in the Fractured States of AmeriKKKa! and think its no Big Deal ! you sound just like 1 of those Go along to get along that I dont wont no Trouble Boss* steppin Fetch it, Buck Dancin,Scratin his head when it aint nothin itchin White Folk aright type Negros who is scared to stand up for his well being well home boy you keep thinking Everything is alright if you want to when them good old Boys you like so much put a rope around you neck and drag your happy go lucky ass down peach street behind a Ford pick up truck saying Yee Ha! I wont shed 1 drop of salty water for your ass !because you are Barking up the wrong tree Bro! and you need to find about the REAL history of AmeriKKKa about the 350 years of Death and Destruction brough on through Slavery and Jim Crow Discrimination*boy we didnt get our civil rights untill 1965!and you where more likely born after all that was over!thats why you sound like 1 of those Johnny come lately kids and I will describe this country just the way it really is* *and I as far me generalizing white people is not too smart bro comment makes you sounds like your heart is your feet and it pumps Koolaid* Bro! if you are scared that is your problem me personally isnt 1 of those smile when aint nothin funny type negros and if was in a position of Power you will be the first 1 that I would make Disappear because if a war did break out you get us all killled because you sound like turn coat! and a traitor! and if you live long enough home boy you will SEE the REAL Meaning of AmeriKKKa! can you smell the Smoke Bro!.

  37. Wesley Boyd

    We are getting tired of this rascist crap where is the picture of Barbra Bush in the same pose, Its time for black people to start economic sanctions on these rascist corporations!

  38. Tee Godson Jay

    Your IQ is about as high as an hamster. yadayadayada…you're all over the place and don't make one lick of sense. I bet you actually thought Michele was portrayed as a slave, why not? the writer got the reaction he/she wanted out of you. I am not a go along person unlike you, if I was, I will be ranting also. Keep complaining about slavery while the world passes you by…your type are the kind who have generations in government housing while complaining about lack of opportunities, govt housing is meant for new immigrant arrivals not your lazy butt that think it was meant for you to stay and be dependent while always finding a white person to blame.

  39. Larry Jones Sr.

    After reading your reply and thinking to myself your type of thinking is the MAIN* Reason why white people can Insult The First Lady Michelle Obama The First Black Woman in the history of AmeriKKKa to hold such a High position EVER! and you think its no Big Deal! make ,s me think you are 1 of those go along to get along ,Steppin Fetchit ,Buck Dancin,scratchin where aint nothing itchin I dont wont no trouble Boss ,white folk alright type Negro and as far what am I Expecting? is for people like you wake up and smell the coffee before you burn yourself and I am looking at your picture and wondering if I am looking at a Black man or an Oreo Cookie and if you think my last comment was Embarrassing* well wait for Bro you are gonna love this 1 and as far as "me generalizing white people is not smart" you sound like your heart is in your feet and it pumps Koolaid* you keep thinking those white folks are your friends and 1 of these days when you least expect it them Good old boys you love so much are going to slip a rope around your neck and Drag your happy go Lucky ass down Peach Tree Street behind a ford pick up truck and be yellin Yee Ha! and I wont shed 1 salty drop of water you for you will have died dumb! and as far as my description of AmeriKKKa is just the way me and 90% of Black people see this country and Every since our ancestors where Kidnapped and Dragged over here from the Motherland Rape,Death and Destruction have been our Constant companion followed by Discrimination and Jim Crow 435 years ago and only untill after 1965 did we get some of our Civil Rights and now the Republicans are trying take those back and you need to find about The REAL History of AmeriKKKa* because you sound like 1 of those Johnny come lately kids who knows nothing about his REAL history and you know know what Bro since you think my thinking is like a 3rd world Dictator and you hope that I never get in a position of Power * well you better hope a Race War never breaks out because you will be the first 1 to go because people like you will get us all Killed* because you sound like you would sell us out! at the first opportunity* like a Turn Coat or a Traitor and if you are scared that is your problem because the rest of us Angry , Socalled powerless ,Black people are going to stand up and Fight for what we believe it while you keep believing in The Fractured States of AmeiKKKa*and if dont like my Description of AmeriKKKa then thats too dam Bad! because this Country was founded by Criminals ran By Criminals and Eventually will be Destroyed By Criminals the same way the Roman Empire FELL! can you smell the Smoke Bro*

  40. Tee Godson Jay

    The article depicts the struggle of blacks and how the granddaughter of a slave is America's first lady you old fool. Everything is racism to you because you probably are too stupid to read.

  41. Tee Godson Jay

    The article depicts the struggle of blacks and how the granddaughter of a slave is America's first lady you old fool. Everything is racism to you because you probably are too stupid to read.

  42. Larry Jones Sr.

    Yadayadyada my ass you sound a Nimcompoop trying to rationalizing about Eurocentric Nonsense you sound like a First Class Fool if anybody isnt making sense is you House Negro I have seen people like you come and go who IQ is so low you are Babeling nonsense I do blame white people for Creating fools like you* Check your self before you wreck yourself SLAVE!

  43. Larry Jones Sr.

    No dummy the only stupid 1 is you Slave! in fact if you where Time Traveled back to 1840 you would fit right in perfectly House Negro*read this

  44. Ron Harris

    The problem with people like you, begins when you start off with the problem with African America's..being one yourself. Art can be envisioned in many ways, and different cultures view it differently. However, given the history of racism in this country and around the world, coupled with the way our president has been disrespected in Washington and with the talking heads of the GOP, this photo-shopped image, no matter the artistic impression is viewed as an insult. Let me give you an example..if an artist in Paris decided to paint a picture of black men being hung..just to recapture our painful but truthful history and if that painting was to make it into gallaries around the world..then on the cover of newsweek,Time, etc…there is pain associated with it, regardless if the idea was to be artistic..we have to use better judgement and think about the sensitivity of others, before we do something, just because we can. Do we think Jews want to see paintings about the Holocaust…it's NOT about racism as you would try to get others to believe we are shouting..it's about being sensitive to others pain..and making intelligent decisions…you of all people should know that. You don't glorify someone else's pain and call it art. Someone could take something that is painful to you..and place it on exhibit for the world..could we then say it's just art. Don't be a token clown!!

  45. Luis Lopez

    All elected officials and members of the first family are public persons and thus not entitled for legal protection regarding their image. This magazine is in Spain, not the US.

  46. Luis Lopez

    Ok, I can accept some of those points to some extent even though the examples you gave are way off-base, but the fact remains this was not a worldwide publication, it was not meant to be read by African-Americans, that is not who their readers are and thus the outrage is misplaced.

    Would you say the same thing is the magazine has been published in Kenya or Ivory Coast? No, you would have considered their ethinic and cultural backgrounds and probably assumed that was meant as good.

    Then you also have to take into account America – having been a nation that was spawn from England and filled with protestants – inherired much of the "Black Legend" influence (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Legend) and since I arrived here in 1985 I have seen it at work still: Whenever the name of "Spain" comes up, all sorts of crazy, way outdated cliches pop up everywhere and all sorts of bizarro associations appear all over the place, NONE which are based on modern Spain or its society…one of the most tolerant, laid back of Europe. Hell, it was that precisely that drove the Yellow Journalism that triggered the Spanish-American war.

    Furthermore….You see my last name? Lopez. And yes, I am white. 100%. But on paper….I am Mexican. So I have suffered my share of discrimination, like for example being refused house rentals and asked to "look at the Avenue" (A poor Mexican neighborhood in Ventura) with the suggestion that "I may feel more comofortable there." Or being denied health insurance. Or having a client fire me from a job after finding out I was Hispanic. Or even worst: Requesting quotes from a vendor for a project who never replies after asking three times in two weels, then asking again using an fake english name and getting an answer in 5 minutes. So I KNOW PRECISELY how racism works, how subtle it is, how DEEP it is, how hidden it is. 100%. But see…That is simply not the case here at all whatsoever.

    I posted this article on Facebook (in which I have people from Spain and the US) and basically said: As far as African Americans are concerned….every single Spaniard is now a racist because of this image. The Spaniards were confused as hell. "Why? What the hell? She looks wonderful. We love Michelle Obama and President Obama. Why are they mad?' They truly were hurst that so many African-Americans REALLY thought it was meant as an insult, SPECIALLY since African-Americans are automatic rock stars the moment they set foot in Spain. People love them over there. Hell, one of my best friend's sister is married to one who moved there. "This is like California….but without the traffic or the guns!!" he said.

    All I am saying is that perhaps we all need to spend more time studying and understading other cultures and not just let gut reactions dictate outrage and simply assume what something that has meaning here means the same somewhere else…because otherwise Americans will always have a hard time going anywhere or dealing with the rest of the world.

  47. Luis Lopez

    Ok, I can accept some of those points to some extent even though the examples you gave are way off-base, but the fact remains this was not a worldwide publication, it was not meant to be read by African-Americans, that is not who their readers are and thus the outrage is misplaced.

    Would you say the same thing is the magazine has been published in Kenya or Ivory Coast? No, you would have considered their ethinic and cultural backgrounds and probably assumed that was meant as good.

    Then you also have to take into account America – having been a nation that was spawn from England and filled with protestants – inherired much of the "Black Legend" influence (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Legend) and since I arrived here in 1985 I have seen it at work still: Whenever the name of "Spain" comes up, all sorts of crazy, way outdated cliches pop up everywhere and all sorts of bizarro associations appear all over the place, NONE which are based on modern Spain or its society…one of the most tolerant, laid back of Europe. Hell, it was that precisely that drove the Yellow Journalism that triggered the Spanish-American war.

    Furthermore….You see my last name? Lopez. And yes, I am white. 100%. But on paper….I am Mexican. So I have suffered my share of discrimination, like for example being refused house rentals and asked to "look at the Avenue" (A poor Mexican neighborhood in Ventura) with the suggestion that "I may feel more comofortable there." Or being denied health insurance. Or having a client fire me from a job after finding out I was Hispanic. Or even worst: Requesting quotes from a vendor for a project who never replies after asking three times in two weels, then asking again using an fake english name and getting an answer in 5 minutes. So I KNOW PRECISELY how racism works, how subtle it is, how DEEP it is, how hidden it is. 100%. But see…That is simply not the case here at all whatsoever.

    I posted this article on Facebook (in which I have people from Spain and the US) and basically said: As far as African Americans are concerned….every single Spaniard is now a racist because of this image. The Spaniards were confused as hell. "Why? What the hell? She looks wonderful. We love Michelle Obama and President Obama. Why are they mad?' They truly were hurst that so many African-Americans REALLY thought it was meant as an insult, SPECIALLY since African-Americans are automatic rock stars the moment they set foot in Spain. People love them over there. Hell, one of my best friend's sister is married to one who moved there. "This is like California….but without the traffic or the guns!!" he said.

    All I am saying is that perhaps we all need to spend more time studying and understading other cultures and not just let gut reactions dictate outrage and simply assume what something that has meaning here means the same somewhere else…because otherwise Americans will always have a hard time going anywhere or dealing with the rest of the world.

  48. Luis Lopez

    Ok, I can accept some of those points to some extent even though the examples you gave are way off-base, but the fact remains this was not a worldwide publication, it was not meant to be read by African-Americans, that is not who their readers are and thus the outrage is misplaced.

    Would you say the same thing is the magazine has been published in Kenya or Ivory Coast? No, you would have considered their ethinic and cultural backgrounds and probably assumed that was meant as good.

    Then you also have to take into account America – having been a nation that was spawn from England and filled with protestants – inherired much of the "Black Legend" influence (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Legend) and since I arrived here in 1985 I have seen it at work still: Whenever the name of "Spain" comes up, all sorts of crazy, way outdated cliches pop up everywhere and all sorts of bizarro associations appear all over the place, NONE which are based on modern Spain or its society…one of the most tolerant, laid back of Europe. Hell, it was that precisely that drove the Yellow Journalism that triggered the Spanish-American war.

    Furthermore….You see my last name? Lopez. And yes, I am white. 100%. But on paper….I am Mexican. So I have suffered my share of discrimination, like for example being refused house rentals and asked to "look at the Avenue" (A poor Mexican neighborhood in Ventura) with the suggestion that "I may feel more comofortable there." Or being denied health insurance. Or having a client fire me from a job after finding out I was Hispanic. Or even worst: Requesting quotes from a vendor for a project who never replies after asking three times in two weels, then asking again using an fake english name and getting an answer in 5 minutes. So I KNOW PRECISELY how racism works, how subtle it is, how DEEP it is, how hidden it is. 100%. But see…That is simply not the case here at all whatsoever.

    I posted this article on Facebook (in which I have people from Spain and the US) and basically said: As far as African Americans are concerned….every single Spaniard is now a racist because of this image. The Spaniards were confused as hell. "Why? What the hell? She looks wonderful. We love Michelle Obama and President Obama. Why are they mad?' They truly were hurst that so many African-Americans REALLY thought it was meant as an insult, SPECIALLY since African-Americans are automatic rock stars the moment they set foot in Spain. People love them over there. Hell, one of my best friend's sister is married to one who moved there. "This is like California….but without the traffic or the guns!!" he said.

    All I am saying is that perhaps we all need to spend more time studying and understading other cultures and not just let gut reactions dictate outrage and simply assume what something that has meaning here means the same somewhere else…because otherwise Americans will always have a hard time going anywhere or dealing with the rest of the world.

  49. Laticia Boss Moss

    I do not find this to be racist, but definitely tasteless. Whether she is white, black, blue or whatever, it is extremely bold and distasteful to place our First Lady's face over a naked body.. period. If it were Hillary Clinton or Barbara Bush, it would still strike me the same way.

  50. Shontea Jones

    SMH?…TWICE .. WE HAVE LIVED AND NOW TRYING TO STILL SURVIVE THE LONG YEARS OF SLAVERY .. HOW COULD YOU STOOP SO LOW..LOOK HOW DARK THEY MADE YOU… MONEY TALKS ..YOU SHOULD'VE BEEN .. SHAME ON YOU ..MICHELLE ..if anyone don't see anything wrong with this picture shame on you.. these white people and now spanish people..sad for her if she sees no wrong ..

  51. Simon Pheenix

    thanks for the explanation it was very enlightening; however because you are not Black & your struggles are not identical to ours you don't understand why something like this would be such a big deal.

    *the long short of it is. seeing the 1st lady depicted as a slave "in this country is nothing more then a reminder of the b.s. that we deal with on a daily basis". slavery equates to hate, pain etc. etc. etc. bad thought. experiences and memories. that's why we don't want to see something like that.

    *once again shedding some light on the science behind the pic was cool. but the waters run a lot deeper for us!

  52. Luis Lopez

    I see that now and I accept it. Somewhere in the middle is the answer.

  53. Simon Pheenix

    it's like this luis. a black person reminded about slavery, is like a person cured of the most vile s.t.d., but every-time they try & live their life some how people just keep reminding them of it! :-)

    *once again thanks bro!

  54. Simon Pheenix

    it's like this luis. a black person reminded about slavery, is like a person cured of the most vile s.t.d., but every-time they try & live their life some how people just keep reminding them of it! :-)

    *once again thanks bro!

  55. Tee Godson Jay

    You only confirmed my initial statement, you IQ is about as high as an hamster.

  56. Larry Jones Sr.

    And you just confirmed my initial Judgement you are a First Class Fool with Hamster on the Brain and your IQ is ZERO! and so is your Credibility* you and that hamster joke are Tired and I bet Clarence Thomas is your Hero*ZERO .

  57. Pat Stevenson

    When we see the Queen of England, PhotoShopped in the same way, with the same intent, then perhaps I would not think that this is exactly what it appears to support, a total lack of respect for the wife of the President of the United States of America!

  58. Anonymous

    To Larry Jones Sr. Are you some kind of an idiot? The magazine is from Spain yet you show your feeble mind by insulting the country that; 1. Gave your dumba$$ a job and 2. Pays you a retirement income. Judging by your statement you deserve neither. You should be happy someone gave you employment. I notice that you favor what many Blacks want and that is to attack and kill those you do not like. I wonder how many of your children have your attitude and are now in prison living off "the man". If you do in fact have children that have not been arrested congratulations. Maybe you should spend more time thanking your ancestors for allowing you to be raised in America. Seems you survived.

  59. Anonymous

    Tee Godson Jay: I agree with your comments. I am of mixed race and have worked for, worked with and supervised people from all races including Eskimo. I have dated woman from each race except Eskimos. I have concluded we are all about 95 percent good people and the few that aren't are not members of any particular race. In fact my own family has a heck of a cross section of races in it. We have so many accents a family gathering feels like a international meeting. I feel sorry for people like Larry Jones Sr. because their hatred for the WORLD has probably stunted their own development all their life. Take care Tee and for Jones I will pray for your salvation because you need it.

  60. Corey Pain

    LOL Well thank you so much for the history/art appreciation lesson gentlemen (and Professors alike)……. While the original piece may have taken on a different meaning in Spain, and the piece with the first lady's likeness may seek to convey a positive message…… LETS NOT close our little anti-Black race eyes to the fact that such hatred does exist in our lifetime, let us not allow ourselves to act as though the type of people that would use such an image, or view such an image as an insult to our beautiful first lady don't exist. Set aside your feelings about Blacks as a race (YOU CAN DO IT GUYS), and let honesty be your only truth defining element when you answer this question….. HAS THERE EVER BEEN AN INSTANCE IN WHICH SOMETHING POSITIVE, SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL, HAS BEEN ALTERED, CORRUPTED, OR OUTRIGHT LAID TO WASTE IN ORDER TO SPITE/DESECRATE BLACK PEOPLE?!? This is not a racism issue people, this is a "STOP ACTING LIKE ITS NOT THERE ISSUE". Luis Lopez you made a valiant effort at attacking those offended by this portrayal of the first lady, but where you have failed as an intellect, and maybe even a human being……. Is by not asking yourself "Judging by what we have seen before on American soil….. CAN WE BLAME THEM FOR FEELING THIS WAY?!?" Ahhh but never you worry Luis, we forgive you :)

  61. Corey Pain

    Tee Godson Jay YOU my friend make Wayne Brady, and Bryant Gumble look like Nation of Islam members! lol

  62. Corey Pain

    Tee Godson Jay YOU my friend make Wayne Brady, and Bryant Gumble look like Nation of Islam members! lol

  63. Luis Lopez

    As I said… I have a better sense of things now: All that matters to me is that African Americans know they are VERY WELL LIKED in Spain. And also correct some old cliches about Spain that need some serious and overdue revisions. NOT that there are no racists in Spain (there always will be racists no matter where you go and against every type of ethnicity), but overall, in this issue, Spain could not possibly be more different than the US.

    Although the "failed as an intellect(ual) and human being" bit is way overboard, I forgive you too.

  64. Luis Lopez

    I like when online disagreements evolve into understanding: Such a rare thing nowadays, it actually gives me a goosebumps. Good stuff.

  65. Max Jones

    It's a shame that America is such a fucked up place, because this image to me is just plain beautiful as well as thought-provoking. Sure, I was a little shocked at the headline of the article at first, but once I looked at it from a European context as well as with an open mind, I completely appreciate and understand it.

    What a lot of people don't realize is that black people are constantly under attack by racism in America, even to this day. Just tune to any episode of Tosh.0 and listen to all the stupid racist jokes he espouses as the brain dead audience laughs. The Cleveland Show is another example, as well as anything else from Seth MacFarlane. And don't me started with Republican Conservatives and the Tea Party. Black people and culture will always be a target for an easy laugh because so many people in America are so racist yet highly secretive about it as well. This will no doubt make black people highly reactionary and seek in any medium possible any way to save face, but in the end you will still hear so much anger and resentment for the way we've been treated throughout the many years in America.

    European countries do not have this conceit though. Josephine Baker escaping the horrors of the Jim Crow South to become a huge star in Paris should be proof of that as well. The picture and the article were strictly meant with the noblest of intentions, but is lost on a nation of people who were imposed a puritanical background within a discriminatory society. Nudism and racism are two subjects most Americans feel disgusted by, and putting them both on the cover of a magazine will no doubt incite a shit storm. But this will only be affected by those who have no concept of life and culture outside of America do to a solipsist mentality of the rest of the world; a mentality also reflected in our government and military to force the rest of the world to think like we do because we fail or refuse to understand the way others live outside of our own ways. Sometimes I feel that we Americans have a few more decades to go before we become the real life version of Daleks from the show Doctor Who, and that is just a very scary concept to me.

  66. Justin Lee Fox

    I agree with a lot of what you are saying, but also stand that there is a lot of reverse racism and sexism in the states today. Sometimes I think we all just need to learn to laugh at one another without spite. And give up "black" as an "other side of the field" term. People just need to seen as people and if you say "My friend Arthur. He's black." If the context is just descriptive and nothing else then there is no racism there. Sometimes I think it seems taboo to say "black" when describing some…well..black. At least only in the states. IDK

  67. Maryann Fläsch

    1. Why does everyone jump to being instantly offended? Grow the fu*k up. 2. Why would the "Obama" version need to be censored while the original isn't? The stupid and ignorant are those that lose their minds over nothing.

  68. Anonymous

    The WHITE people in Spain Huh? I did not read that part. Your lack of intelligences grows with every
    word that you write. If you would have listened in school rather than screaming racist a every person you seen. You may have learned proper grammar and proper English. Which would in turn would gain you respect from any color person. But it's better to try to act cool right. BRO

  69. Larry Jones Sr.

    Speak of Intelligence ? where is yours?ZERO ! with Every word you just wrote shows me you are just another Fool who needs try some 1 else with that Asinine Nonsense because you are barking up the tree here and who in the hell are you? lets get 1 thing Streight BRO* if thats what your are* which I doubt*and I dont need any Respect from you or any Ass wipe who looks like you BRO ! and if I wanted your Opinion I would asked you for ToBob* so the best thing for you to do is to take your wantabe wise ass back into the Shadows of the Internet and find some 1 Else play with because I dont play with FOOLS who think they are smart! and if you had paid Attention in the school you dropped out of you wouldnt be getting this Verbal Ass whippin you just got Jackass* Schools out Sucker*

  70. Klek Kirksey

    This is total disrespect and I hope First Lady Michelle Obama sues the pants off of this idiot that posted this garbage. This blatten racisim is out of control!

  71. Karien Hill Henderson

    Yes it is out of control!!! No respect for the President or 1st Lady, this is so disrespectful in every aspect of the word!!! I hope she sues too!!!

  72. Larry Jones Sr.

    I Agree* not only is it Highly Offensive but who ever is Responsible for this Garbage need to have that same picture of his Mother on it then we will see if his still thinks its Artistic expression*.

  73. Larry Jones Sr.

    To sniper_too the only idiot is you for bringing my name into you stupid tirade and what kind of name is sniper_too with a name like that you sound like 1 of those Violent nuts we have worry about shooting up movie theathers? and heres sometime for your Feeble mind think about the next time your decide to challenge some 1 who is your Intellectual Superior my first though was ignore your Simple mind ass but I changed my mind so it time to send you to school *your first mistake was when you agreed with this house negro who first challenged me* and you claimed you where mixed race *mixed with what ? whatever you mixed with seemed to have dulled your intellect to point where you making assumptions about something you know less than nothing about*and you what happens when u and me out of "Assume" you make an Ass out of yourself and Right now you are the biggest ASS on this page! and dont feel sorry for me feel sorry for your mother for bringing such a Stupid child into this world *and another thing A married and Asian woman who is Half African American when I was in the Army in Korea and she is from Incheon Korea and My son started working when he was 16 and he was in the Army just Like I was * and he is working not in Prison like you though now dont you feel STUPID! and as far me Insulting this Country! are you serious! are you that GULLIBLE to think this RACIST rat hole of country is great your are a Bigger Fool than sound you sound There may some African American that are living the so called American Dream but the Bulk of my people are unEmployed ,underEmployed,in the Military and in prison! while everybody else are given of the breaks in life and their is a conscientious conspiracy and Design in this Country you seem to love so much keep my people down at any cost! and that stupid ass Crack about me thanking my Ancestors for ALLOWING to raised in AmeriKKKa ! if it wasnt for the man Kidnaping my Ancestors from a Land where they where minding their own Business and living free then where RAPED and MURDERED on the way over here and after they got here where worked like DOGs and whiped like dogs for 350 years and after our so called freedom was granted by Lincoln we suffered another 150 years of Death and Destruction by the KKK and hateful creatures bent on our suffering and downfall and its was until the 1950,s my people started Fighting for their rights you probably dont know anything about that do you *your head is stuck so far up in those white folks asses you dont see Sh-t *and some brainwashed you into thinking everything is hunky dorey and you done fell for the okydoke! now what do I supposed to greatfull for ? and if I am getting PAID by the Government is that I worked and earned it you should be so lucky to live to get my age 2BOB *and whats so special about your having dating all those women of different races so WHAT! I bet you think that makes makes you some 1 special dont it well let me Enlighten you 2BOB* the only thing that makes you is 1 Confused Ass with no sense of direction*and last but not least I dont need you to pray for my salvation pray for yourself because you need more than I do because you sound like a First Class Fool*and you should spend more time thinking about this lession you just learned before you Challenge Anybody else who are your Intellectual Superior* Schools out Sucker!.

  74. Kamisha Hayes

    Umm how does that have anything to do with whites ?.. That was made in Spain , & you're going to automatically assume it was a white . Now THAT is racist

  75. Patrick Squires

    Where did you read that this was a white person's idea? It is a spanish magazine and is referencing a painting by a French artist. You are what's wrong with America, racist. Trying to find anything you can to be offended by or complain about. You may refer to us as Caucasian Americans by the way.

  76. Dave Rogers

    The truth is, if Barbara Bush would have been in the same pose, no one would have given a shit. And what's this about economic sanctions on a Spanish magazine that wasn't even intended for American readers?

  77. Dave Rogers

    The truth is, if Barbara Bush would have been in the same pose, no one would have given a shit. And what's this about economic sanctions on a Spanish magazine that wasn't even intended for American readers?

  78. Dave Rogers

    Yes, in the past, ideas were stolen from blacks, but I am offended by the term "White America." This type of terminology divides people. It implies that all whites are guilty of this and there'

    Yes, the photo is offensive, but I also find the term "White America?" to be offensive. There is no white America or black America, just America. Yes, there were many ideas stolen from blacks in the past, and that was unfortunate, but all we can do now is educate people by informing them of the valuable contributions made by blacks who didn't get rightful credit. All whites in America don't deserve to be lumped together, labeled as "White America" and blamed for it. And it's not the same America it used to be, so don't let the history of slavery or racial discrimination define you as an individual. We elected a black president, which should be evidence enough that things have drastically changed.

  79. Dave Rogers

    Yes, the photo is offensive, but I also find the term "White America?" to be offensive. There is no white America or black America, just America. Yes, there were many ideas stolen from blacks in the past, and that was unfortunate, but all we can do now is educate people by informing them of the valuable contributions made by blacks who didn't get rightful credit. All whites in America don't deserve to be lumped together, labeled as "White America" and blamed for it. And it's not the same America it used to be, so don't let the history of slavery or racial discrimination define you as an individual. We elected a black president, which should be evidence enough that things have drastically changed.

  80. Larry Jones Sr.

    Did you 2 think before you decided to write this reply* and the answer is NO! it is always white people like you 2 who always try to Rationalize and make Excuse,s for when 1 of your people dose some thing dumb or Stupid and offend my people and when A Black man Call it for what is you Fools call them Racist! you know what that word flies out of your mouths so easy its Pathetic and its a cop out especially when its your people who are Responsible for 90% of the Death and misery you caused in this world by invading and Stealing others peoples land and Murdering those who dont agree with your type of thinking you want to know who The REAL RACIST are you! everything you got in this world you stole* even that bible you really dont believe in and you use for your benefit* and parts of to control others that dont look like you* and most of the people of color of this planet hate you for the Crimes your kind Committed against them through your Racism*and Emperialism * there are no other people like you on this planet most people Kill out passion or necessity but your kind Kill out of Malice* and Greed* you will murder your Brother for his land and sell your mother for Profit$ you dont even respect your own females why do you think it took so long for them to get right to even vote ! as a matter of fact even today in 2012 a white man name Paul Ryan who thinks he is going to be your next Vice President but he is fooling him self he and Mitt Romney are a Joke and and will lose badly these 2 fools are trying to turn the clock back on your own women by replealing Roe Verse,s Wade and all other Laws that benefited women * and are so out of touch with the Real world * and Patrick Squires* that painting of Michelle Obama is a white mans Idea! and a Stupid 1 at that and Only a Insensitive Ignorant Mind is Capable thinking its any thing Else 99% of Black People in America Think its Racist and Disrespectfull and 80 of Spain are occupied by white people and France has a 92% population of White People so who in your white Mind do think Black or any other Color could have painted that picture? you white Boys trip me out* when you try use that Racist Nonsense* not only is that disengenuiwine but Hipocritical as well you are just covering up your own insecurities and shortcomings*white man if Jesus Ever Came back to Earth you all will have to Answer for all the Crimes you Committed against the people of Color on this Planet all the Murder and Misery *you ushered into this world through Warfare*Greed and Arrogance because Arrogance seems to be the white mans greatest WEAKNESS and it will Eventually Destroy him* so think about that before the word RACIST FLY OUT OF YOUR MOUTH! Schools out Sucker!.

  81. Dave Rogers

    Larry Jones Sr. Wake up! America elected a black president and you're still calling it Amerikkka? You've chosen to live in the past and pretend things haven't changed since the 1800's. It is you, not Tee Godson Jay, who is the fool.

  82. Larry Jones Sr.

    Dave Rogers I am awake Just because AmeriKKKa Elected a Black president Aint nothing Changed in my Neighborhood My people are STILL suffering from High UnEmployment and My people or Still Getting to Short End of Justice ! and as a white man I dont expect you to understand that because of your Arrogant nature and white privilege effords you all the Advantages of that life has to offer since you aint Black and dont know what it is to be Black or live Black your Credibility in my world is ZERO and Tee Godson jay is house a negro*and a Fool the kind that your ancestors used like a tool * and he was too stupid know he was being used* and I dont have to pretend nothing Rogers because from what I have lived through it might as well be the dam 1800,s the only difference is we are not in physical Slavery anymore! just Economic Slavery and we dont fear you any more like your ancestors had my people Scared and intimidated*those days are gone!and your kind still Control all the Money*and the Jobs *so white man what can you tell or show me that Amerikkka has Changed for the Better ? since you mentioned the Barrack Obama was Elected president of The United of America* what has he gained since he in that position ? I will tell you a HARD WAY to GO and a SHORT TIME to make it! in Fact a white man named Mitch McConnell Said and I Quote it our Main Mission to make sure Barrack Obama is a 1 TERM President! and so far him and the White Republican Congress are doing their best to Accomplish this by BLOCKING Every Bill that Obama is trying to pass at the same time Crippling America in the process! just because they cant stand the fact a Black Man is in the WHITE House ! and the other white boys are showing nothing but DISRESPECT!and because of their Arrogant Racist Asses nothing is getting Done because of it* now now white man you tell me whats better about AmeriKKKa at this point in time? you might as well have the KKK for a Congress the way these white Boys are Blocking Everything this man tries to pass and it people like you are voting for Mitt Romney and his Evil looking Sidekick Paul Ryan I wouldnt trust these 2 fools with a Wet Dollar bill much less running this country Racism is alive and well for us Even if you dont see it because you are isolated in your lily white Neighborhood and living the white mans life so think about that before you make another Uninformed Comment * Rogers did you learn anything? Because Schools out Sucker!.

  83. Nikki Watts Luttrell

    I agree Laticia. I will give them the benefit of the doubt about whether the intent was to be harmful. But OF COURSE it's insulting to many Americans that their first lady's face would be photoshop'ed onto a body of a nude slave. How disrespectful!

  84. Nikki Watts Luttrell

    Pulled that right outa somewhere didn't you Luis? If what you're asserting were true, how would you draw the line between public figures and "private" figures. Is there a magic list somewhere of those who are not entitled to legal protection of their image.

  85. Jen Giordano

    Luis Lopez you wrote…."I posted this article on Facebook (in which I have people from Spain and the US) and basically said: As far as African Americans are concerned….every single Spaniard is now a racist because of this image."
    I wonder, how do you know what the majority of African Americans feel?

  86. Jen Giordano

    @Terri, It is a shame that Carver is not really acknowledged for his contributions. I always remember him as being the 'peanut guy'. Recently, I was doing some research and was amazed at his long list of achievements. One of the things that impressed me the most was his philanthropy.

  87. Jefferson Faudan

    spain still calls filipinos "indios" till now meaning "slave" which was adapted by their vocabulary but we don't make a big deal out of it… why keep repeating the past??? but i think what offends you is that, the original painting looks much better than it is depicted by the modern one…

  88. Larry Jones Sr.

    Oh no not another 1 !Listen anyway I know you aint Black and you know less than nothing about about my people or my Culture* and only an Ignorant Moron would think this painting and this Insult to our First Lady Michelle Obama is in Good taste! fool you wouldnt think it was in good taste if it was a picture of your Mother or Sister ! oh wait a minute* I almost forgot white mens brains are wired different than the rest of the Humans on this planet* where they think the abnormal is normal and Evil is good and no sense of Morality*and what I am offended by is all these Ignorant comments I keep getting you would think with that titile you are going by you would display more Intelligence and I am sure that the Fillipino,s dont appreciate or Care what the Spaniards are calling them as long as they know who they are and most of the Fillipinos I know would be Offended if that stupid painting was of their first Lady* so nice try but you Failed! Schools Out Sucker!*.

  89. Jefferson Faudan

    so where's this anger coming from? were you a revived slave from the other life? and where does this "get personal" came from? you're just all over the place and your argument is not in line with logical thinking but personal feelings. as for the painting, i don't see anything wrong with it… it's art and french art have always been nude… would you rather want it painted in victorian clothing? but one thing's for sure, trolling sure is a skill and you sure got the attention you wanted…. ADHD much? oh yes!!! ADHD is celebrated also in september…mmm i guess it's the blue moon thing that happened earlier

  90. Luis Lopez

    I don't. I didn't. And much to your surprise, I also have African-American friends on my facebook, some which reacted the way some did here, others who reacted the opposite….same as here. The big difference was MOST of the ones who did no reacted badly were fellow colleges buddies from…..art college.

  91. Jefferson Faudan

    Luis Lopez hi sorry… it's not intended to you… my fault posted on the wrong thread… :D oh… since it's about slavery, i shouldn't be talking with you Luis, since i am Filipino and you're a Spaniard who once colonized our country and still calls us "indios" till now…Lols! Kidding! :D that's what i am trying to tell that guy named Larry Jones Sr. just above this thread… the past is something we have to learn from and move forward and no matter what whining you do, it's part of our history and such should be a heritage to embrace. Some people just love whining. :D

  92. Larry Jones Sr.

    I will tell you where this anger is coming from*when people like you rationalize stupidity* I just read your face book page and its hard to believe you are a Fillpino* its must be that White Spanish genetic material in your blood that making you think and act like a whiteboy and rationalizing stupidity thats why you dont see nothing Wrong with that Stupid painting* its apparent you dont know less than nothing about my people or my Culture* with your ass 5000 miles in the Phillipines and you of all people should know that the Spanards Colonized your country for 300 years corrupted your Original Culture raped your woman and gave you their Surnames and when the American military was in your country Created Strip bars,Porno Clubs and turned some of your woman into Hoes [Prostitutes] and created so many problems for your people that the Navy was kicked out of Subic Bay! and as far as ADHD is concerned you seem to suffer from it more than any 1 I know Fredreco* and if anybody is a revived Slave would be you Coconut*and you need to take that Slave BS and sell it to yo mama because you are barking up the wrong tree Fredreco*and like said in my Earlier comment only a Unthinking Moron* or a Uncultured Fool would think that Stupid painting of our First Lady was tasteful I tell you what you paint a picture like that of your First Lady and I Garrantee 24 hours from now you ass will be standing in front of a Firing Squad! in The Phillipines.

  93. Luis Lopez

    I was not replying to you Jefferson. My mistake. I should have tagged the proper person, which in this case was Jen Giordano.

  94. Jefferson Faudan

    wait? people like me??? now who's racist??? do you have any idea how BLATANTLY whitening lotions are promoted all over Asia on OUR LOCAL TV sets???

  95. Jefferson Faudan

    Dave Rogers since the guy is all over… i think i have a solution!!! let the exiled people of australia go back to Britain and so does all the white men of america then let the red indians populate their lands once again… then we let all the black people go back to africa and kill all mixed race so we all can identify our race right???? then all the jews go back to israel then we have war in every country that tries to visit each country… PERFECT! caveman thinking is always best

  96. Larry Jones Sr.

    That shows how Self Hatered has Afflicted the Asian woman in your part of the world and their Low Self Esteem in that they are not proud of who they are * I think Asian women are some of the most prettiest women next my African American on this Planet and it takes a WEAK Mind to suscribe to that false sense of Eurocentric standard of Beauty in fact I was married to a Woman from Incheon Korea who is half African American and she has full cofidence in her beauty and calling me a Racist is B.S just because as a Black man calls thems as I see them thats what the whiteboy says to cover his insecure, inadequacies so you can shove that racist nonsense because it dose not fly here*.

  97. Larry Jones Sr.

    Jefferson Faudan its based on something you missed while you where sleeping in School* staring you dead in your face *and if you dont know about your own women then I cant help you* and if you have to ask then you are MIA* and another thing you would be better off if you stop thinking like a whiteboy*and you will be better off because thinking like that will only drive you Crazy or Insane*and end up doing Crazy sh-t like Jumping off Bungie Cords into Volcano,s .

  98. Aireal Ash

    dear larry i thought you should know that i am a white woman living in America and i am struggling just as much as people in your neighborhood, i was impregnated by an African American who ran away like a chicken as soon as he heard i was pregnant don't go talking about how the white people are the in-just ones when it is people of all races who are ignorant, it doesn't matter the colour of a persons skin but what is on the inside that counts we are all bright red under our epidermis….

  99. Aireal Ash

    oh and one more thing your people who you think so highly of in africa sold your kind to the white people because they were a burden to their tribes the white people didnt just steal the africans they were practically given to the white people of our past

  100. Jefferson Faudan

    "think like a white boy" exciting how you put that all together… people will never get along when people cannot learn to shake off one's shoulder…. must you be too busy to get through all those anguish… too much idle time???

  101. Larry Jones Sr.

    Aireal Ash The fact you where Impegnated by a Black man who was irresponsible was your Bad Choice and I hope you learn how to pick better partners*next time home girl !because you aint the only white girl who laid down with a Brother and got ganked and you wont be the Last either* and dont tell me how I should express myself because as far as I am Concerned as long as a white man is Breathing anywhere in AmeriKKKa we as Black people will allways suffer from your mens weakness Arrogance and Racism! and only 3 things will change that #1 Jesus himself will have to come here and deal Cosmic justice for all the Crimes your Boys committed ,#2 white mans Mind,Heart and Spirit are changed or #3 his Ass is Completely overthrown and defeated ! it is True you will find Ignorance in All races of people but it is your men that Ignorance seem,s to Reign Supreme* *and FYI it is right here in AmeriKKKa where the Color dose matter because of some of your people Arrogant Racist Nature its in your DNA* and some of you cant help it and I will always think Highly of my African peoples even though they sold their own people into slavery out of Ignorance* which was a very small minority but it was the Bulk of your people are the 1,s who profited the most off the Blood and Sweat of my Ancestors and turned it into a institution! that lasted 435 years and is still effecting my people even till this Day! so whitegirl next time you want to make a half ass uninformed comment reguarding MY People read the Whole history not the propaganda you read from*, your people have a bad habit of telling false histories* to cover up your crimes*and your ancestor did not Steal my Ancestors they Kidnapped them!.

  102. Larry Jones Sr.

    Jefferson Faudan Think like a white boy* is right if thats how your mind works* and it is you who,s Anguished what I need to shake off is these left handed comments I keep getting from you for a Fillipino you come off like a like a white boy who mind is traped in too much Bullsh-t so idle time that and get you some business because you gets Nadda here homes*.

  103. Larry Jones Sr.

    Aireal Ash and 1 more thing you as a white woman you will NEVER have to Struggle as much as Black people have* just because the white color of Your skin gives you all the Advantage and Privileges that can be had in this World so you can stop trying to sell that Nonsense because aint nobody in my Neighborhood is buying it!.

  104. Dionne Roberts-Emegha

    What is not lost in translation is the fact that no magazine has every depicted a white American first lady topless, despite it being "no big deal" in Europe. It's also not lost in translation that African Americans are anywhere between 40 – 10% European because Spanish and French men had their way with their slave women, either brutally raping them or forcing them to choose between sexual relationships as concubines vs. staying in their menial positions as house or field slaves. If this magazine had painted First Lady Bush, or any other first lady in this manner, it would be just another front page cover.

  105. Luis Lopez

    The same artist has nude paintings of Queen Elizabeth, Princess Diane, Prince Willians, Princess Kate, Einstein, President Obama…etc. .

    Whe outrage surpasses common sense you get this sort of comment.

  106. Dionne Roberts-Emegha

    Luis Lopez, your link does not direct to a web page. Nevertheless, are you saying that Karine Percheron-Daniels depicted the Queen of England, Princess Diana, Princess Kate and Mother Teresa with bare breasts? I can't find those images on the internet? I agree with Pat, this is an attempt to sexualize our first lady in a manner no other first lady of America in our history has been portrayed. If art is expression, what exactly does it express to show the first Black First Lady of the United States dressed as a slave bare chested. Why not depict her with her Harvard robe or even dressed like the Statute of Liberty – why a slave?

  107. Jefferson Faudan

    "white boy thinking" you are a racist of your own race and put emphasis over something that not everyone cares about. it is you who's killing your own self… should i whine that "indios" is still is a part of the vacabulary of spain? should i whine about old natives were once raped by the japanese and were turned into sex slaves??? should all australians of 2012 whine about their forefathers being exiles and criminals??? this is my heritage and so is the heritage of the once people of africa who were once bought and sold as slaves which no matter how much you whine about will and always be a part of history thay you cannot do nothing about… but really there's a lot more important things that you can bother yourself with than this…. after all, if you really want to make a big deal out of this and you feel very much offended, you can go back to africa so you wouldn't have to keep trying to "fit-in"… you have to understand that you will always be an american by name but not by blood nor by race just so as so many foreign races who migrated and will never be americans by blood but only on documents.

  108. Bruce Selter

    We as americans should be greatly offended, I know i am. This is our First Lady: regaurdless of politics, race, or any other opinion; this in an affront to our nation and should be dealt with. Although this portrat origionally depicted the end of french slavery, potoshoping Michelle on the piece is still insensitive to American taste and culture.

  109. Anonymous

    Jesus. So intent means nothing? So the fact they paint her in a POSITIVE light in the article and put her face on an IMPORTANT art piece that shows an IMPORTANT woman is Spain's way of keeping the black man down? Are you serious?

    You DO know you're the reason why people can't take any REAL racist topics seriously? First off all, you're painting a pretty broad "Whitey" scenario. I'm sure you don't even know "Whites" can be broken down in to regional/tribal/nomadic people's not related to each other except distantly. (Which in that case, you might as well say Africans are white, too, since if you go far back enough we all came from the same ape species that evolved super intelligence.)

    This also pertains to "Blacks" that can be further broken down into other regional and tribal nomads in Africa/Asia. Try to be friends with a few down there now, even with the same colored skin, will get you killed in various warrior tribes that don't give a SQUAT what your color is. So I wouldn't be assuming all "Blacks" are with you that can't neatly be called "Uncle Toms".

    Underground railroad, end of slavery, and equal rights…whites were also apart of the movement and died in the process. It seems like a slap to the face to all those that did the right thing for overall HUMAN rights and believing we are all equal. You dishonor your forefathers and the men/women that put their lives and careers in danger to ensure you can paint you "WHITEY BAD" message online along with the KKK that you hypocritically bring up.

  110. Anonymous

    Ron Harris Then that's up to me to interpret. I'm not so uncultured as to NOT KNOW CONTEXT. Also, if my mom was in POLITICS or in the MEDIA, I would know these things are a part of the package.

    Why get angry at something that would empower my mother? Old christian paintings have MORE male/female nudity than this painting and do you think this would be as much of an issue if her face was a female, black figure in religion? I bet the nudity wouldn't even be an issue anymore. Then it would be a pissy fit about why they're holding Michelle at the standards of biblical figures.

    If it's not one damn thing, it's another. Context and GETTING OVER IT are the two things Americans need to work on.

  111. Anonymous

    Ron Harris Then that's up to me to interpret. I'm not so uncultured as to NOT KNOW CONTEXT. Also, if my mom was in POLITICS or in the MEDIA, I would know these things are a part of the package.

    Why get angry at something that would empower my mother? Old christian paintings have MORE male/female nudity than this painting and do you think this would be as much of an issue if her face was a female, black figure in religion? I bet the nudity wouldn't even be an issue anymore. Then it would be a pissy fit about why they're holding Michelle at the standards of biblical figures.

    If it's not one damn thing, it's another. Context and GETTING OVER IT are the two things Americans need to work on.

  112. MacArthur Nelson

    There will always be strife among the people of the earth and all we can do is attempt to educate others and be accountable for our own actions. Each and every one of us. There are other powers and principalities at work behind all of this…believe it or not.

  113. Larry Jones Sr.

    Jefferson Faudan Its Stupid Statements like that is the Main! reason your world is the way it is not only do you dont know what you are talking about because you dont dont know my peoples history or the struggles they went to*, and by Rationalizing about me whining is the PURE Ignorance of an Alien mind who has never suffered* as my people have and still do till this day fool* the more you rationalize stupidity the less credible you sound and you need to stop while you are behind* because you are making me think you where exposed to White Radiation* posining and it is rotting your brain*

  114. Larry Jones Sr.

    Ron Harris that was a half way decent response but in the scheme of things it is Black people in amerikkka who are supposed to laugh when aint nothing funny cry when it aint nothing to cry about and sing when it anit no music playing now you need to stop that left handed logic because the only clown I know is at the circus which I have not seen in 30 years so what point are you trying to make? dont be another 1 of those individuals who are Deaf,Blind and Dumb to REALITY* homes.

  115. Dionne Roberts-Emegha

    Tee, nice try but African Americans in general do understand context perfectly clear. While Luis' comments are insightful, they don't change the context of this photo as it pertains to American race relations and the way in which African American women are sexualized and demeaned. In fact, Spaniards were one of the most aggregious violators of the African women during slavery. It is precisely because of their torrid rapes and mistreatment of Black women that we, as a "race" of people are on average 25-30% European. It is worth noting that neither this magazine, nor any other magazine in history that I'm aware of has "honored" female dignitaries in this manner. They have never attempted to strip down the Queen or any other female dignitary. Likewise, they wouldn't dare depict a First Lady of the Middle East in this manner because they know that would result in a fatwa on their heads. So context dictates that we understand the reasons for an action today, it dictates we understand it in comparison to the past and to others in similar circumstances. Don't be so quick to denounce your people to appease others. There is a context for that as well. As an African American conservative, I firmly believe in the spirit of your comments, that it's important to think for yourself and reason for yourself – not just because your black – but you also must use judgment based on experience and history.

  116. Dionne Roberts-Emegha

    Tee, nice try but African Americans in general do understand context perfectly clear. While Luis' comments are insightful, they don't change the context of this photo as it pertains to American race relations and the way in which African American women are sexualized and demeaned. In fact, Spaniards were one of the most aggregious violators of the African women during slavery. It is precisely because of their torrid rapes and mistreatment of Black women that we, as a "race" of people are on average 25-30% European. It is worth noting that neither this magazine, nor any other magazine in history that I'm aware of has "honored" female dignitaries in this manner. They have never attempted to strip down the Queen or any other female dignitary. Likewise, they wouldn't dare depict a First Lady of the Middle East in this manner because they know that would result in a fatwa on their heads. So context dictates that we understand the reasons for an action today, it dictates we understand it in comparison to the past and to others in similar circumstances. Don't be so quick to denounce your people to appease others. There is a context for that as well. As an African American conservative, I firmly believe in the spirit of your comments, that it's important to think for yourself and reason for yourself – not just because your black – but you also must use judgment based on experience and history.

  117. Jefferson Faudan

    Larry Jones Sr. if i don't make any sense, have heard of the word "MOVE ON?"… and wait… retired social security admin??? since you were getting personal… get a living off the green bucks…

  118. Jefferson Faudan

    all these time, most clients and business owners i worked with are mostly black people but i have never heard of any pathetic whiney remarks such as yours…

  119. Chad Duhon

    Hey larry, about you just shut the fuck up cuz you making yourself look stupid. You going on a rant about "white america" when this happened in spain? Come the fuck on! And in the process of yelling racism against blacks, you being racist against whites? Bitch, you a hypocrite! Go fuck yourself

  120. Adam Wright

    Larry you're a fucktard. People say worse shit about Bush's wife, and Romneys wife. Sorry if you don't understand satire but the fact you suggested that 'men in black' be sent and make the artist disappear shows you have NO TOLERANCE in you. You'd kill someone for making a PICTURE that you disagree with? Yeah you're a "man". I bet the only speech you feel should be free is speech you agree with.

    Your intolerance is worse than anything that picture depicts.

  121. Adam Wright

    Larry Jones Sr. Since you can't spell do you want to come work out in my yard? I need some trees moved while I watch the football game.

  122. Adam Wright

    Terri, you don't understand the history behind the french painting do you? You also don't seem to understand this magazine comes from SPAIN.

  123. Beverly Maccabe Peterson

    You're being pure ignorant. How in the hell is that picture "racist"?? It's a historical painting w/ her photoshopped on it- nothing more. Disrespectful- absolutely and I'm sure whoever did that will be in major trouble as they should be. But it is NOT "racist" – that word gets thrown around EVERY single time ANYTHING happens. Racist is when a race excludes other races in things such as Miss Black America, United Negro College Fund, Black Engineers Society and on and on. I am NOT racist in the least but I am sick and tired of the true racism I see everyday and it's perpetuated by black Americans with the examples above. What would happen if we started a Miss White America or United White College Fund or any of the mulltiple "black" organizations? I also do NOT believe in African American term, my ancestry is from Ireland, others from Germany, Korea, China etc, but we aren't called anything but AMERICAN which is what we ALL are no matter where our forefathers came from. STOP playing the "race card" at every single thing that happens for God's sake..

  124. Larry Jones Sr.

    This is to Chad duhon /Adam wright and any other dum ass Ignorant fools who decides to leave stupid ass remarks ! first of all Cracker I have a Zero Tolerance for Ignorant Fools such you *and it is Bitches like you the reason this world is Fucked up and you cowards talk a big game while hiding behind this computer which shows me that you come from a race of Cowards and chad duhon you are as Ignorant as they come! ass wipe!your mother should have did the world a favor and aborted your stupid ass because you have nothing valuble to add to this world except your Ignorance and there is no 1 lookin stupid but you fool! what you call satire is Ignorant Sh-t* and adam wright call you spell Cracker! and the only work I will doing will be on your ass dirt bag* you are some of the most Ignorant MF on this page* both of you asses need to take a Cyanide pill and go to hell with this stupid nonsense .

  125. Larry Jones Sr.

    I will leave when you and the rest of the thieves who stole this country from the people who where here first go ! until then you can sit your ass down and shout up!

  126. Earl King

    This was nothing but total disrespect to the United States of America.And I hope Spain, gets that chicken coming home to roost , just like Fox news. that country is in now , 89% unemployed.the gov of Spain should apologize to America for this insult.

  127. Oche Pritchard

    Tee Godson Jay I dont know what books you have been reading, but this is the real world.. People with hate have no interest in the lecture that you have to share… Only ignorant people would try to disguise hate as a piece of art and have someone like you defend it… And try to say the same darn thing that we are angry black folks to call it like it is and not sugar coat it..

  128. Richard Greene

    Tgoodson are you sure your an African American? You sound like an Anglo Saxson pretending to be person of colour. Perhaps if your person of colour a good dragging behind a red necks tractor shall awaken you from your Rip Van Winkle slumber perhaps not. Speaking in broad sweeping general terms trying in vain not to offend your masters perhaps?

  129. JoAnne Braley

    Yes, I found the images Luis was speaking of..even Mother Teresa is naked it seems. Get over it, and find what Luis was speaking of…Thanks Mr. Lopez. We have freedom of speech, and I suppose much art, there are all kinds of ways at looking at things. Most of the comments about this picture being racist or bad are ill informed, and hateful.

  130. Faith Kolb

    I think that art is beautiful and right out of the gate, I will tell you I VOTED FOR ROMNEY…Having said that…I would never purposely disrespect OUR FIRST LADY….OUR PRESIDENTS WIFE….Michelle Obama and I feel that they have gone way too far…As an American…I WILL back everyone that is my fellow American from harm….SO BOO! TO THIS…AND DON'T MESS WITH THE USA! It is the old entity…I can call my sister a…but if you call my sister a…I will come and get you!

  131. Faith Kolb

    Larry…No offense…but you did not live as a slave and neither did your parents…so move on…I did not enslave you…my parents did not enslave you…or your parents…so move on…Furthermore…The north help free the south…YOU HAD OUR HELP….WE GAVE IT FREELY…..The intelligent WHITE new that some of the STUPID WHITE were WRONG…and ….2010 census…shows that only 13.2% of Americas population is black…Did you really think that Obama won on the black vote alone…MOVE ON…America is just made of of alot of different color and a lot of different opinions…some you may not agree with….but I would be there to defend you in the event of an attack from another country….So God Bless you any way….and I am white and I voted for Romney!!!

  132. Adam DeLeon

    She is too ugly…..no slave trader would buy her. No other first lady's of your country have degraded themselves to post in such manner. It is a disgrace to our country.

  133. Trig Trigger

    ."WE are inventors! If you don't believe me watch how white America steals everything we say and do."
    Oh, brother. Steve Jobs stole from you? Bill Gates stole from you?
    Grow up.

  134. Mary Kops

    Art is art, but if it were my wife or sister or mother( and I am white ) I would be totaly upset over this picture. I do not care what it represents it is just distasteful. No harm meant toward blacks either, its just distasteful period.

  135. Brianna Gilliam

    Larry, you are a disgrace to our race, stating really irrational things, and blaming white people for everything. Not all white people are bad. Quit using our past and heritage to get some kind of personal satisfactory revenge on people who don't agree with you. Also, the picture was in a SPANISH magazine, based off a FRENCH painting. Although the photoshopping kinda sucked, one of the messages was supposed to be like "behind every great man, is a great woman". ….do a history search on “Portrait d’une négresse”

  136. Kenneth Woods

    Larry, Larry, Larry, relax. No matter how incensed you are you are nonetheless an American. Very few people outside of the U.S. live or think like us. To some people worlwide nothing is more offensive than rap and hip-hop. To others it may be the way we dress. Still it is tolerated and accepted as "free speech", what we supposedly encourage worldwide.

  137. Samuel Barrett

    There area lot of sensitive( and culturally ignorant) Americans out there, and unfortunately their world view is seen through a very narrow American perspective. this country is very diverse(well, on the East & West coasts at least.) and that diversity includes a lot of ignorant people, who tend to be louder and angrier than most people(look at Rush Limbaugh, Bill O'Reilly, etc..) As a fairly cultured and well informed American, my first reaction before reading the information about this picture was one of offense, mostly because of the context it was displayed under and the misleading headline, and I'm not familiar with the original image. A tiny bit of reading before posting angry replies would have made a lot of folks look a little less ignorant.

  138. Samuel Barrett

    Art is powerful, right? from you or I it provoked a thoughtful response, and made us want to know more about the image before passing judgement, while in this other guy (and a lot of others) it provoked an unintelligible stream of hate and impotent rage.

  139. Amna Mohammad

    Goodness grief no need to argue over this, this is extreamly disrespectful & shallow move Period.
    I totally agree with the person below, how would you react if they had your mother or wife's picture morphed that way? This is the Wife of Presedent of America for God's sake!

    P.s I'm not a black person.

  140. Kristine Blake

    THANK YOU FOR THROWING ALL WHITE PEOPLE IN THE SAME POT. You could have made your point without insulting all of us. Pretty much you are showing your ignorance instead of pointing out that you find it distasteful and racist. There are many terrorist groups like the KKK in the US, but it does not mean that you should generalize and call us all racists…that would pretty much make you one right now. THINK ABOUT THAT~

  141. Kristine Blake

    Thank you…not all white people are racist, and, not all black people are not either. There is always a "side", to take instead of just seeing it for what it is…If I were Michelle Obama I would be all over them. We do not know, maybe she approved it…I highly doubt it, but I imagine the person that did this would be worried about now if they did not get her approval in writing. Lets just let this family be…they are always getting bashed and I for one, LOVE the OBAMA'S…the whole family, they are all lovely and smart and good looking and I wish them all the best on this journey they are on to make this nation more accepting of each other and our differences. Lets all play nice~

  142. Kristine Blake

    I MADE A TYPO on the first sentence and it will not let me edit it or even copy, delete and then redo it…so sorry in advance for my mistake…I meant not all black people are racist either…it works both ways. All races and culture can be racist. Sorry I could not fix my error….

  143. Role Guy

    None of you have a clue what the original piece represented…it's not about nudity! There is no disrespect, just your cultural ignorance.

  144. Role Guy

    All I read in these comments are racist statement by blacks. You just don't get it, blinded by your mistaken beliefs. Blacks still harbor far more hatred than non-blacks do in 2012. You are still your own worst enemies.

  145. Dale Clark

    Wesley Baby! As a 20-year-old vietnam vet in 1968 I worked at the Oakland airport with a 30-year-old, Oakland black! We got on the subject of being blasck in the day! This man laughed at me, saying "the best thing that ever happened to him, was being black!" The government treated him like a king. Payed to set up his cleaning business, paid his employees who were black! Paid for his wifes colledge education! And also matched his rent payments because he hired poor little black chillen.
    Give it a break… The only poor black chillen I know are just between their welfare checks!!!!!