Vogue: Gisele Bündchen and LeBron James

Famed photographer <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEHST001169" title="Annie Leibovitz" href="/topic/arts-culture/annie-leibovitz-PEHST001169.topic">Annie Leibovitz</a> again incited hysterical reactions when she photographed <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB002221" title="Gisele Bundchen " href="/topic/lifestyle-leisure/gisele-bundchen--PECLB002221.topic">Gisele Bündchen</a> and LeBron James for the April 2008 cover of Vogue. The issue marked the first time a black man had graced the cover of the magazine. But the stark juxtaposition of the two caused a stir, with one critic on ESPN.com concluding, "Vogue's quest to highlight the differences between superstar athletes and supermodels only successfully reinforces the animalistic stereotypes frequently associated with black athletes."<br>
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Issue date: April 2008

( Annie Leibovitz / Vogue / November 22, 2013 )

Famed photographer Annie Leibovitz again incited hysterical reactions when she photographed Gisele Bündchen and LeBron James for the April 2008 cover of Vogue. The issue marked the first time a black man had graced the cover of the magazine. But the stark juxtaposition of the two caused a stir, with one critic on ESPN.com concluding, "Vogue's quest to highlight the differences between superstar athletes and supermodels only successfully reinforces the animalistic stereotypes frequently associated with black athletes."

Issue date: April 2008

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