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?


Well please excuse me for my thoughts, but that cover is very degrading to the First Lady of the United States. She is an Harvard University graduate. The artist must not even graduated kindergarten. Come on get real it is racist and degrading.. may God Bless Our president and Our Fist Family.. What next the kids on a cover also. We as a Nation should be a proud Nation. For we have over come many obstacles. Let's continue to go forward not in reverse..be Blessed America and you too Mexico


@Tm8.....uhhhh quit being a fuggin bigot! Its a SPANISH magazine! Meaning its from fuggin SPAIN your racist douche! Mexico and Spain are NOT the same country!! Ugh before u wanna critize and say how racist they are (which i believe it was uncalled for to do what they did and disrespectful)make sure ur not being a disrepectful douche in the process trying to defend the 1st lady.....ugh people can we think before we fuggin speak!!

Wv peach

I never saw Princess Diana in any pics with her boob exposed. It's a disrespectful picture, regardless of your opinion.


Do a little research and don't derive your judgements from an opinion sect on a Gossip site...stupid


But then again, Americans are predisposed to bias, right?
Stupid fools..


Princess Di, Lincoln, b Obama... According to clutch magazine re: the artist herself.
Good thing Michelle's teet is exposed for all u cry babies who want to claim everything is racism. Boo hoo

Wv peach

@ROR: so tell us who some of those public figures are.


I'd rather see lil wayne on this cover. This is not appropriate.


Tm8: be careful, that's "racist".
Ppl need to knock chips off their shoulders, daaaaaang


Depicting our first lady as a slave with one breast exposed is supposed to FLATTER her? And the US public? I wonder if we depicted the Mexican Presidents wife as a drug-smuggling-landscaping-illegal immigrant, if that would go over well?

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