In response to Garage Magazine's infamous "black woman" chair photo, a gay artist from Russia has created a flipped the script in even more NSFW fashion.
The Russian editor-in-chief of Garage, Dasha Zhukova, came under fire for a wildly racist editorial photo showing herself sitting on a "black woman" chair.
At least that's what it looked like. The piece of furniture was made to look like a black woman with a belt around her waist and thighs and her legs up in the air.
Zhukova did apologize for the "regrettable" choice of art, but also defended designer Bjarne Melgaard's intent was a "commentary on gender and racial politics."
Some did not find the apology sufficient, however.
Alexander Kargaltsev, a gay NYC-based photographer and gay activist, decided to stage his own response to the "outrageous and tasteless" portrait.
The image of a naked black man seated on a naked white man, whose legs are folded up to create a "chair," is even crazier than the original, which was his point.
See the uncensored image after the jump ...
"I was forced to leave Russia because of the discrimination I experienced as a gay," Kargaltsev told The Huffington Post in an email statement Friday.
"I'm disappointed that the tradition of xenophobia is so strong in my home country that such an image of Ms. Zhukova can appear as if it is normal and unremarkable."
"Russian people do not seem to realize when people offend the principle of color, nationality, sexual orientation and so on," Kargaltsev explained, adding:
"My own composition reverses the visual injustice and offense perpetrated by that editorial and in a way restores the equality of genders, races, and sexual orientations."
"Sadly, I understand very well that my work will be seen by most Russians as provocative and inappropriate, while [her] repulsive image will hardly make anyone shake their head."
What do you think? Does he have a point?