Michelle Obama Depicted as Slave on Spanish Magazine Cover: WTH?!?

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Fuera de Serie, a Spanish magazine, has sparked controversy with its new cover depicting Michelle Obama as a 19th Century French slave. Seriously.

The First Lady of the United States' face is superimposed over "Portrait d'une négresse," a famous painting by French artist Marie-Guillemine Benoist.

The painting from 1800 depicted a female French slave in a headdress and white gown, one breast exposed. Now Michelle Obama is shown as such:

Michelle Obama Topless Slave Cover

The painting was finished just six years after France's abolition of slavery and has been regarded by art historians as a commentary on both sexism and racism.

Not surprisingly, the image has many critics in the U.S. and Europe wondering if the cover was designed to be more provocative than political ... ya think?!

For its part, the magazine lauds Michelle Obama as the "gran mujer" (great woman) behind her powerful husband. An excerpt of the cover story reads:

"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."

"To find out how Michelle has managed to seduce the American people, [we] detail the secrets of a woman who has won [America's hearts]."

Many believe it smacks of racism and reinforces the historical denial of black female individuality, but artist Karine Percheron-Daniels stands by it.

In fact, she thinks Michelle would "love" the picture and would love to show it to Mrs. Obama one day. We wouldn't hold our breath if we were Karine.

What do you think of this Michelle Obama cover?

 

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When is the issue of National Geographic coming out? With michell's tube socks?

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Allsaints, you're wrong in your post. Mrs. Obama said, "For the first time, I am really proud of my country". That is completely different from what you're saying. It's awful some of the comments written here. I had hoped our country would be moving toward better race relations; instead, it seems we've gone backwards. smh....

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I wanna see Michelle on Nat Geo- with tube sock teets

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she is not really good looking anyway, and hope fully won't be first "lady" for too long anymore.

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@Chely, I will be disrespectful to Queen Bitch Obama. I won respect an uptight person, who has the nerve to say, " I wasn't proud to be an American, until my husband became President." Deal with it, or cut your damn wrists. Like her husband, she doesn't deserve to be in the White House, she is a phony just like Barack. They think they are the King & Queen. They're not worthy of the position, they hold. Romney/Ryan 2012.

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Michelle is also going to be on the cover of National Geographic holding a goat with teets that look like tube socks.

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Allsaints45 ur the only bitch I see on this story. Go back to the Ann Romney story and kiss her ass some more while u disrespect a first lady who has done nothing wrong.

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I don't think the picture is degrading to the Queen bitch. I think, what her husband, King Barack, is doing to The United States, is degrading.

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Michelle would be better suited to be on the cover of National Geographic. She can be one of those Africans with a grass skirt, topless, with deflated tube-sock boobs.

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It is not disrespectful if it is true.... you people are only pissed cuz you are either a lib tard or a n**a