Saturday, March 22, 2008
IS IT JUST ME?
Or...Does this look like a modern day hollywood movie poster of "King Kong"?
Why in the sam hill would NBA Star LeBron James agree to pose for the April 2008 edition of Vogue magazine, being only the 3rd man to ever do so & the FIRST BLACK MAN ever to do so, agree to looking like a hunched over growling gorilla holding the (so-called) damsel-in-distress (while grinning) white woman?
Three Questions swirling in my mind:
1. Why would LeBron even pose in this manner knowing the white man perceives the black man as an crazy ape, monkey, gorilla...in essence a THREAT to him?
2. Why would the "handlers" closest to LeBron James (if he didn't have enough common sense of his own) agree to the FIRST BLACK MAN EVER on the cover of one of the whitest magazines on the planet striking this particular pose? And why wouldn't these "handlers" not tell him, "We don't think you looking like a growling gorilla holding the proverbial in-need-of-assistance white woman on the white man's magazine is an appropriate image for you to send out to the already racist white world?"
3. Where in the world is this man's mama?
Nothing against brother LeBron but with all the money this man is making due to his talents on the basketball court why in the name of Jesus did he allow himself to be demeaned with this pose that quite clearly resembles the pose of KING KONG holding the white woman?
This picture is totally unacceptable!
And quite frankly FUCKED UP!!!
This is my opinion.
What is yours?
FOOTNOTE ADDED MARCH 25, 2008:
(In the comment section of this entry, a question was raised by "Kevin LeMasters". Basically, he said I "absolved LeBron James of any responsibility" on how he viewed himself on the cover of Vogue Magazine then went on to ask the question, "What does Lebron James think of posing on the cover in this manner"? I thought of this question myself AFTER the publishing of this entry however, I did not go back to include it. My additional response to my entry & the raising of this question was as follows: "LeBron James with a nice suit, tie and some Stacy Adams holding his basketball would've been more DIGNIFIED than his "King Kong holding the White Woman pose".
We here at "The Black Fist Blog" value the views and opinions of our readers and when they have good points, finds one of our contributors in error of some sort and/or feel the "addition to" a particular subject would be fitting to the discussion, we have no problem in returning to the entry in question and adding a footnote, correction or deletion.
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