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L’Officiel Hommes #19 | Keep It Goin’ Louder–Arthur Sales by Milan Vukmirovic

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Landing a dedicated issue of L’Officiel Hommes is a significant career highlight in the life of a model, but unfortunately for Arthur Sales, this honor is tainted by controversy. In one of the many editorials photographed by Milan Vukmirovic, dark makeup is applied to Arthur as well as an afro. After a whirlwind of a year for female models undergoing blackface with less than favorable reactions, it is surprising to say the least that L’Officiel Hommes would take a risk and charter this territory.

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173 Comments

  1. RoyalRJ

    February 19, 2010 at 5:38 am

    Not okay. Seriously? There are too many African American male models to be playing games like this. I'm not even mad. Seriously, I'm just saddened. People still think like this. And to be quite honest, he looks like a fucking fool.

  2. RoyalRJ

    February 19, 2010 at 5:38 am

    Not okay. Seriously? There are too many African American male models to be playing games like this. I'm not even mad. Seriously, I'm just saddened. People still think like this. And to be quite honest, he looks like a fucking fool.

  3. RoyalRJ

    February 19, 2010 at 5:38 am

    Not okay. Seriously? There are too many African American male models to be playing games like this. I'm not even mad. Seriously, I'm just saddened. People still think like this. And to be quite honest, he looks like a fucking fool.

  4. RoyalRJ

    February 19, 2010 at 5:38 am

    Not okay. Seriously? There are too many African American male models to be playing games like this. I'm not even mad. Seriously, I'm just saddened. People still think like this. And to be quite honest, he looks like a fucking fool.

  5. RoyalRJ

    February 19, 2010 at 5:38 am

    Not okay. Seriously? There are too many African American male models to be playing games like this. I'm not even mad. Seriously, I'm just saddened. People still think like this. And to be quite honest, he looks like a fucking fool.

  6. ana parisi

    February 19, 2010 at 5:41 am

    I loove it! Arthur is incredible! 😀

  7. ana parisi

    February 19, 2010 at 5:41 am

    I loove it! Arthur is incredible! 😀

  8. ana parisi

    February 19, 2010 at 5:41 am

    I loove it! Arthur is incredible! 😀

  9. ana parisi

    February 19, 2010 at 5:41 am

    I loove it! Arthur is incredible! 😀

  10. ana parisi

    February 18, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    I loove it! Arthur is incredible! 😀

  11. Christina

    February 19, 2010 at 5:43 am

    This is ridiculous. So freaking tacky. I don't understand how people still think things like this are a good idea. It's depressing.

  12. Christina

    February 19, 2010 at 5:43 am

    This is ridiculous. So freaking tacky. I don't understand how people still think things like this are a good idea. It's depressing.

  13. Christina

    February 19, 2010 at 5:43 am

    This is ridiculous. So freaking tacky. I don't understand how people still think things like this are a good idea. It's depressing.

  14. Christina

    February 19, 2010 at 5:43 am

    This is ridiculous. So freaking tacky. I don't understand how people still think things like this are a good idea. It's depressing.

  15. Christina

    February 19, 2010 at 5:43 am

    This is ridiculous. So freaking tacky. I don't understand how people still think things like this are a good idea. It's depressing.

  16. Desi

    February 19, 2010 at 6:09 am

    I am just surprised that most people don't even understand blackface. This is hardly it. Only picture I could even find barely offensive (as a black man) is the one with the cross in his mouth but really none of this offends me. I am not Jesse Jackson and this in no way is actually close to mocking African Americans. Now if he had grits dripping from his mouth and he sat on a porch saying "ma say git gon n clean duh zink!" than yeah I would be offended. A little too much white guilt going on in here.

  17. Desi

    February 19, 2010 at 6:09 am

    I am just surprised that most people don't even understand blackface. This is hardly it. Only picture I could even find barely offensive (as a black man) is the one with the cross in his mouth but really none of this offends me. I am not Jesse Jackson and this in no way is actually close to mocking African Americans. Now if he had grits dripping from his mouth and he sat on a porch saying "ma say git gon n clean duh zink!" than yeah I would be offended. A little too much white guilt going on in here.

  18. Desi

    February 19, 2010 at 6:09 am

    I am just surprised that most people don't even understand blackface. This is hardly it. Only picture I could even find barely offensive (as a black man) is the one with the cross in his mouth but really none of this offends me. I am not Jesse Jackson and this in no way is actually close to mocking African Americans. Now if he had grits dripping from his mouth and he sat on a porch saying "ma say git gon n clean duh zink!" than yeah I would be offended. A little too much white guilt going on in here.

  19. Desi

    February 19, 2010 at 6:09 am

    I am just surprised that most people don't even understand blackface. This is hardly it. Only picture I could even find barely offensive (as a black man) is the one with the cross in his mouth but really none of this offends me. I am not Jesse Jackson and this in no way is actually close to mocking African Americans. Now if he had grits dripping from his mouth and he sat on a porch saying "ma say git gon n clean duh zink!" than yeah I would be offended. A little too much white guilt going on in here.

  20. Desi

    February 19, 2010 at 6:09 am

    I am just surprised that most people don't even understand blackface. This is hardly it. Only picture I could even find barely offensive (as a black man) is the one with the cross in his mouth but really none of this offends me. I am not Jesse Jackson and this in no way is actually close to mocking African Americans. Now if he had grits dripping from his mouth and he sat on a porch saying "ma say git gon n clean duh zink!" than yeah I would be offended. A little too much white guilt going on in here.

  21. theglossyqueen

    February 19, 2010 at 6:20 am

    i think its just stupid to publish these after all the controversy similar womenswear editorials caused. but just as it did before these images will get people talking therefore giving the magazine the hype it wants and needs – that's how they sell advertising! so people, if you don't want to see anymore of this stop giving it attention!

  22. theglossyqueen

    February 19, 2010 at 6:20 am

    i think its just stupid to publish these after all the controversy similar womenswear editorials caused. but just as it did before these images will get people talking therefore giving the magazine the hype it wants and needs – that's how they sell advertising! so people, if you don't want to see anymore of this stop giving it attention!

  23. theglossyqueen

    February 19, 2010 at 6:20 am

    i think its just stupid to publish these after all the controversy similar womenswear editorials caused. but just as it did before these images will get people talking therefore giving the magazine the hype it wants and needs – that's how they sell advertising! so people, if you don't want to see anymore of this stop giving it attention!

  24. theglossyqueen

    February 19, 2010 at 6:20 am

    i think its just stupid to publish these after all the controversy similar womenswear editorials caused. but just as it did before these images will get people talking therefore giving the magazine the hype it wants and needs – that's how they sell advertising! so people, if you don't want to see anymore of this stop giving it attention!

  25. theglossyqueen

    February 19, 2010 at 6:20 am

    i think its just stupid to publish these after all the controversy similar womenswear editorials caused. but just as it did before these images will get people talking therefore giving the magazine the hype it wants and needs – that's how they sell advertising! so people, if you don't want to see anymore of this stop giving it attention!

  26. fashgonerogue

    February 19, 2010 at 6:29 am

    Please tell me you are being sarcastic…

  27. fashgonerogue

    February 19, 2010 at 6:29 am

    Please tell me you are being sarcastic…

  28. fashgonerogue

    February 19, 2010 at 6:29 am

    Please tell me you are being sarcastic…

  29. fashgonerogue

    February 19, 2010 at 6:29 am

    Please tell me you are being sarcastic…

  30. fashgonerogue

    February 19, 2010 at 6:29 am

    Please tell me you are being sarcastic…

  31. BurningChrome

    February 19, 2010 at 7:40 am

    I am a black female. I once went the museum of modern art to see the exhibition of a german artist who had been co-opted by the nazis into doing propaganda posters. My older companion did not see it as art. I told this story to a white Columbia art student who was annoyed at the statement/question is it art. My companion was a holocaust survivor. It is not art when you live through it. White guilt?

  32. BurningChrome

    February 19, 2010 at 7:40 am

    I am a black female. I once went the museum of modern art to see the exhibition of a german artist who had been co-opted by the nazis into doing propaganda posters. My older companion did not see it as art. I told this story to a white Columbia art student who was annoyed at the statement/question is it art. My companion was a holocaust survivor. It is not art when you live through it. White guilt?

  33. BurningChrome

    February 19, 2010 at 7:40 am

    I am a black female. I once went the museum of modern art to see the exhibition of a german artist who had been co-opted by the nazis into doing propaganda posters. My older companion did not see it as art. I told this story to a white Columbia art student who was annoyed at the statement/question is it art. My companion was a holocaust survivor. It is not art when you live through it. White guilt?

  34. BurningChrome

    February 19, 2010 at 7:40 am

    I am a black female. I once went the museum of modern art to see the exhibition of a german artist who had been co-opted by the nazis into doing propaganda posters. My older companion did not see it as art. I told this story to a white Columbia art student who was annoyed at the statement/question is it art. My companion was a holocaust survivor. It is not art when you live through it. White guilt?

  35. BurningChrome

    February 19, 2010 at 7:40 am

    I am a black female. I once went the museum of modern art to see the exhibition of a german artist who had been co-opted by the nazis into doing propaganda posters. My older companion did not see it as art. I told this story to a white Columbia art student who was annoyed at the statement/question is it art. My companion was a holocaust survivor. It is not art when you live through it. White guilt?

  36. filipe

    February 19, 2010 at 1:27 pm

    people, stop seeing racism on everything. if he was dressed like a chinese would it be because they don't like chinese people?
    open your mind and try to understand the whole concept of the shoot. i think there's more than a white guy pretending to be black.
    i think arthur and milan did a great job here. great photos, beautiful model. waiting for the remaining spreads of the issue

  37. filipe

    February 19, 2010 at 1:27 pm

    people, stop seeing racism on everything. if he was dressed like a chinese would it be because they don't like chinese people?
    open your mind and try to understand the whole concept of the shoot. i think there's more than a white guy pretending to be black.
    i think arthur and milan did a great job here. great photos, beautiful model. waiting for the remaining spreads of the issue

  38. filipe

    February 19, 2010 at 1:27 pm

    people, stop seeing racism on everything. if he was dressed like a chinese would it be because they don't like chinese people?
    open your mind and try to understand the whole concept of the shoot. i think there's more than a white guy pretending to be black.
    i think arthur and milan did a great job here. great photos, beautiful model. waiting for the remaining spreads of the issue

  39. filipe

    February 19, 2010 at 1:27 pm

    people, stop seeing racism on everything. if he was dressed like a chinese would it be because they don't like chinese people?
    open your mind and try to understand the whole concept of the shoot. i think there's more than a white guy pretending to be black.
    i think arthur and milan did a great job here. great photos, beautiful model. waiting for the remaining spreads of the issue

  40. filipe

    February 19, 2010 at 1:27 pm

    people, stop seeing racism on everything. if he was dressed like a chinese would it be because they don't like chinese people?
    open your mind and try to understand the whole concept of the shoot. i think there's more than a white guy pretending to be black.
    i think arthur and milan did a great job here. great photos, beautiful model. waiting for the remaining spreads of the issue

  41. LUCIO

    February 19, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    THERE IS NO RACISM IN THIS PHOTOS. iT'S A GREAT JOB!!!

  42. LUCIO

    February 19, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    THERE IS NO RACISM IN THIS PHOTOS. iT'S A GREAT JOB!!!

  43. LUCIO

    February 19, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    THERE IS NO RACISM IN THIS PHOTOS. iT'S A GREAT JOB!!!

  44. LUCIO

    February 19, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    THERE IS NO RACISM IN THIS PHOTOS. iT'S A GREAT JOB!!!

  45. eric granwehr

    February 19, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    i don't really care about the racism but he just looks dumb… it's so heavily photoshopped; he doesn't even look human. he looks like the old navy mannequins!

  46. eric granwehr

    February 19, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    i don't really care about the racism but he just looks dumb… it's so heavily photoshopped; he doesn't even look human. he looks like the old navy mannequins!

  47. eric granwehr

    February 19, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    i don't really care about the racism but he just looks dumb… it's so heavily photoshopped; he doesn't even look human. he looks like the old navy mannequins!

  48. eric granwehr

    February 19, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    i don't really care about the racism but he just looks dumb… it's so heavily photoshopped; he doesn't even look human. he looks like the old navy mannequins!

  49. Michael

    February 19, 2010 at 11:04 am

    Epic fail on the part of L'Officiel. I was totally gonna buy this issue, until I saw this mess of an editorial. Shit like this doesn't help the perception of the fashion industry as inherently racist, and is a further slap in the face of black male models, who have to work it twice as hard to get the 2 percent of the work they currently get. Has L'Officiel ever even had a black male on it's cover?

  50. Michael

    February 19, 2010 at 11:04 am

    Epic fail on the part of L'Officiel. I was totally gonna buy this issue, until I saw this mess of an editorial. Shit like this doesn't help the perception of the fashion industry as inherently racist, and is a further slap in the face of black male models, who have to work it twice as hard to get the 2 percent of the work they currently get. Has L'Officiel ever even had a black male on it's cover?

  51. Michael

    February 19, 2010 at 11:04 am

    Epic fail on the part of L'Officiel. I was totally gonna buy this issue, until I saw this mess of an editorial. Shit like this doesn't help the perception of the fashion industry as inherently racist, and is a further slap in the face of black male models, who have to work it twice as hard to get the 2 percent of the work they currently get. Has L'Officiel ever even had a black male on it's cover?

  52. Michael

    February 19, 2010 at 11:04 am

    Epic fail on the part of L'Officiel. I was totally gonna buy this issue, until I saw this mess of an editorial. Shit like this doesn't help the perception of the fashion industry as inherently racist, and is a further slap in the face of black male models, who have to work it twice as hard to get the 2 percent of the work they currently get. Has L'Officiel ever even had a black male on it's cover?

  53. Michael

    February 19, 2010 at 11:04 am

    Epic fail on the part of L'Officiel. I was totally gonna buy this issue, until I saw this mess of an editorial. Shit like this doesn't help the perception of the fashion industry as inherently racist, and is a further slap in the face of black male models, who have to work it twice as hard to get the 2 percent of the work they currently get. Has L'Officiel ever even had a black male on it's cover?

  54. yo momma

    February 19, 2010 at 4:39 pm

    “i don’t really care about the racism but he just looks dumb… it’s so heavily photoshopped; he doesn’t even look human. he looks like the old navy mannequins!”
    true. People need to look past all the controversy and take the art as it is.

  55. yo momma

    February 19, 2010 at 4:39 pm

    “i don’t really care about the racism but he just looks dumb… it’s so heavily photoshopped; he doesn’t even look human. he looks like the old navy mannequins!”
    true. People need to look past all the controversy and take the art as it is.

  56. yo momma

    February 19, 2010 at 4:39 pm

    “i don’t really care about the racism but he just looks dumb… it’s so heavily photoshopped; he doesn’t even look human. he looks like the old navy mannequins!”
    true. People need to look past all the controversy and take the art as it is.

  57. yo momma

    February 19, 2010 at 4:39 pm

    “i don’t really care about the racism but he just looks dumb… it’s so heavily photoshopped; he doesn’t even look human. he looks like the old navy mannequins!”
    true. People need to look past all the controversy and take the art as it is.

  58. yo momma

    February 19, 2010 at 8:39 am

    “i don’t really care about the racism but he just looks dumb… it’s so heavily photoshopped; he doesn’t even look human. he looks like the old navy mannequins!”
    true. People need to look past all the controversy and take the art as it is.

  59. RoyalRJ

    February 19, 2010 at 5:42 pm

    PLEASE explain the whole concept of the shoot because I sat here and look through these photos for a while trying to figure it out.

  60. RoyalRJ

    February 19, 2010 at 5:42 pm

    PLEASE explain the whole concept of the shoot because I sat here and look through these photos for a while trying to figure it out.

  61. RoyalRJ

    February 19, 2010 at 5:42 pm

    PLEASE explain the whole concept of the shoot because I sat here and look through these photos for a while trying to figure it out.

  62. Boo!

    February 19, 2010 at 5:43 pm

    Art? Fart.

  63. Boo!

    February 19, 2010 at 5:43 pm

    Art? Fart.

  64. Boo!

    February 19, 2010 at 5:43 pm

    Art? Fart.

  65. Boo!

    February 19, 2010 at 5:43 pm

    Art? Fart.

  66. Boo!

    February 19, 2010 at 5:43 pm

    Art? Fart.

  67. rice

    February 19, 2010 at 6:26 pm

    art exists within society, not separate – we can't look past the controversy because it is a part of the art

  68. rice

    February 19, 2010 at 6:26 pm

    art exists within society, not separate – we can't look past the controversy because it is a part of the art

  69. rice

    February 19, 2010 at 6:26 pm

    art exists within society, not separate – we can't look past the controversy because it is a part of the art

  70. Kenn

    February 19, 2010 at 7:51 pm

    Serious lack of ideas.

  71. Kenn

    February 19, 2010 at 7:51 pm

    Serious lack of ideas.

  72. Kenn

    February 19, 2010 at 7:51 pm

    Serious lack of ideas.

  73. Kenn

    February 19, 2010 at 7:51 pm

    Serious lack of ideas.

  74. Aisha

    February 19, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    No one said this was because they dislike African Americans. They're saying that they could've just used a African American model. Do you even KNOW the concept of the shoot?

  75. Aisha

    February 19, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    No one said this was because they dislike African Americans. They're saying that they could've just used a African American model. Do you even KNOW the concept of the shoot?

  76. Aisha

    February 19, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    No one said this was because they dislike African Americans. They're saying that they could've just used a African American model. Do you even KNOW the concept of the shoot?

  77. Aisha

    February 19, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    No one said this was because they dislike African Americans. They're saying that they could've just used a African American model. Do you even KNOW the concept of the shoot?

  78. Aisha

    February 19, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    No one said this was because they dislike African Americans. They're saying that they could've just used a African American model. Do you even KNOW the concept of the shoot?

  79. atelierboz

    February 19, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    Wow.
    Total fail.
    Showing lack of diversity is really a new way to attract attention

  80. atelierboz

    February 19, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    Wow.
    Total fail.
    Showing lack of diversity is really a new way to attract attention

  81. anonymous

    February 19, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    pushing boudaries and getting people to think is what art is about………do i find this interesting,,no. do i find it tacky,,no. this is not my taste but at least some people can get something out of it. seriously though. this is not black face in what black face was really about back before the civil rights movement. its someone with paint on themself…..lol whether its black, green, white, orange, or whatever……its just color…..don't be so sensitive. :)

  82. anonymous

    February 19, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    pushing boudaries and getting people to think is what art is about………do i find this interesting,,no. do i find it tacky,,no. this is not my taste but at least some people can get something out of it. seriously though. this is not black face in what black face was really about back before the civil rights movement. its someone with paint on themself…..lol whether its black, green, white, orange, or whatever……its just color…..don't be so sensitive. :)

  83. atelierboz

    February 19, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    Wow.
    Total fail.
    Showing lack of diversity is really a new way to attract attention

  84. anonymous

    February 19, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    pushing boudaries and getting people to think is what art is about………do i find this interesting,,no. do i find it tacky,,no. this is not my taste but at least some people can get something out of it. seriously though. this is not black face in what black face was really about back before the civil rights movement. its someone with paint on themself…..lol whether its black, green, white, orange, or whatever……its just color…..don't be so sensitive. :)

  85. Justin

    February 20, 2010 at 6:27 pm

    This is silly. I don’t think it’s silly because of the black face thing, I think it is because the shoot looks campy and cheesy. My question is, does anyone no what the article was about? Maybe they were trying to make some political statement about the US, It is a French magazine. It’s not like they tried to trick the audience into thinking the guy was black. His arms and chest were still white. I think as black people, culturally we’ve grown too sensitive. We are ready to cry wolf about everything. Of course we know there is still a lot of racism in the world but when we start complaining about Axe commercials because the guy was made of chocolate, it gets to the point were the media is walking on eggshells with “black matters”, and everything gets convoluted. No point is made but don’t offend the “blacks”.

  86. Justin

    February 20, 2010 at 6:27 pm

    This is silly. I don’t think it’s silly because of the black face thing, I think it is because the shoot looks campy and cheesy. My question is, does anyone no what the article was about? Maybe they were trying to make some political statement about the US, It is a French magazine. It’s not like they tried to trick the audience into thinking the guy was black. His arms and chest were still white. I think as black people, culturally we’ve grown too sensitive. We are ready to cry wolf about everything. Of course we know there is still a lot of racism in the world but when we start complaining about Axe commercials because the guy was made of chocolate, it gets to the point were the media is walking on eggshells with “black matters”, and everything gets convoluted. No point is made but don’t offend the “blacks”.

  87. Justin

    February 20, 2010 at 6:27 pm

    This is silly. I don’t think it’s silly because of the black face thing, I think it is because the shoot looks campy and cheesy. My question is, does anyone no what the article was about? Maybe they were trying to make some political statement about the US, It is a French magazine. It’s not like they tried to trick the audience into thinking the guy was black. His arms and chest were still white. I think as black people, culturally we’ve grown too sensitive. We are ready to cry wolf about everything. Of course we know there is still a lot of racism in the world but when we start complaining about Axe commercials because the guy was made of chocolate, it gets to the point were the media is walking on eggshells with “black matters”, and everything gets convoluted. No point is made but don’t offend the “blacks”.

  88. Justin

    February 20, 2010 at 6:27 pm

    This is silly. I don’t think it’s silly because of the black face thing, I think it is because the shoot looks campy and cheesy. My question is, does anyone no what the article was about? Maybe they were trying to make some political statement about the US, It is a French magazine. It’s not like they tried to trick the audience into thinking the guy was black. His arms and chest were still white. I think as black people, culturally we’ve grown too sensitive. We are ready to cry wolf about everything. Of course we know there is still a lot of racism in the world but when we start complaining about Axe commercials because the guy was made of chocolate, it gets to the point were the media is walking on eggshells with “black matters”, and everything gets convoluted. No point is made but don’t offend the “blacks”.

  89. Justin

    February 20, 2010 at 6:27 pm

    This is silly. I don’t think it’s silly because of the black face thing, I think it is because the shoot looks campy and cheesy. My question is, does anyone no what the article was about? Maybe they were trying to make some political statement about the US, It is a French magazine. It’s not like they tried to trick the audience into thinking the guy was black. His arms and chest were still white. I think as black people, culturally we’ve grown too sensitive. We are ready to cry wolf about everything. Of course we know there is still a lot of racism in the world but when we start complaining about Axe commercials because the guy was made of chocolate, it gets to the point were the media is walking on eggshells with “black matters”, and everything gets convoluted. No point is made but don’t offend the “blacks”.

  90. vreelandschild

    February 21, 2010 at 1:49 am

    ONE WORD – LAME!!!!!!!!!!! First of all it's offensive and second it's really lame of Milan to copy the work of the other photographers who did the same thing with female models recently. Trying to jump on the controversy boat after it sailed to get attention for your work and the magazine and then doing it in a lowe quality way – come on. The quality of the photography and the styling is really bordering on cheeszy !

    Learn a lesson from Helmut Newton – if your going to do something that some people may find offensive – at least make it visually sophisticated and visually stunning. By doing a sloppy job you look bad all around.

  91. vreelandschild

    February 21, 2010 at 1:49 am

    ONE WORD – LAME!!!!!!!!!!! First of all it's offensive and second it's really lame of Milan to copy the work of the other photographers who did the same thing with female models recently. Trying to jump on the controversy boat after it sailed to get attention for your work and the magazine and then doing it in a lowe quality way – come on. The quality of the photography and the styling is really bordering on cheeszy !

    Learn a lesson from Helmut Newton – if your going to do something that some people may find offensive – at least make it visually sophisticated and visually stunning. By doing a sloppy job you look bad all around.

  92. vreelandschild

    February 21, 2010 at 1:49 am

    ONE WORD – LAME!!!!!!!!!!! First of all it's offensive and second it's really lame of Milan to copy the work of the other photographers who did the same thing with female models recently. Trying to jump on the controversy boat after it sailed to get attention for your work and the magazine and then doing it in a lowe quality way – come on. The quality of the photography and the styling is really bordering on cheeszy !

    Learn a lesson from Helmut Newton – if your going to do something that some people may find offensive – at least make it visually sophisticated and visually stunning. By doing a sloppy job you look bad all around.

  93. Betty

    February 21, 2010 at 7:16 am

    "if he was dressed like a chinese would it be because they don't like chinese people? "

    It wouldn't mean they don't like Chinese people, but if he's yellowface, YES it would by freaking offensive too.

  94. Betty

    February 21, 2010 at 7:16 am

    "if he was dressed like a chinese would it be because they don't like chinese people? "

    It wouldn't mean they don't like Chinese people, but if he's yellowface, YES it would by freaking offensive too.

  95. Betty

    February 21, 2010 at 7:16 am

    "if he was dressed like a chinese would it be because they don't like chinese people? "

    It wouldn't mean they don't like Chinese people, but if he's yellowface, YES it would by freaking offensive too.

  96. lucio

    February 21, 2010 at 10:31 pm

    In brazilian carnival in rio de janeiro white people paint black face (vila isabel). In our country nobody is only white or black. No problem with the photos.

  97. lucio

    February 21, 2010 at 10:31 pm

    In brazilian carnival in rio de janeiro white people paint black face (vila isabel). In our country nobody is only white or black. No problem with the photos.

  98. lucio

    February 21, 2010 at 2:31 pm

    In brazilian carnival in rio de janeiro white people paint black face (vila isabel). In our country nobody is only white or black. No problem with the photos.

  99. Paola

    February 22, 2010 at 6:56 pm

    I think so too, Lucio!
    The photos are well done, and they show the miscigenation of all kind of races and cultures (soooo common in Brazil, the birth place of Arthur Sales). I don't think it's supposed to be racist, it's supposed to bring concepts together, not apart.

    But maybe that's exactly what the magazine wants: controversy.
    As the quot says: there's no such thing as bad publicity…

  100. Paola

    February 22, 2010 at 6:56 pm

    I think so too, Lucio!
    The photos are well done, and they show the miscigenation of all kind of races and cultures (soooo common in Brazil, the birth place of Arthur Sales). I don't think it's supposed to be racist, it's supposed to bring concepts together, not apart.

    But maybe that's exactly what the magazine wants: controversy.
    As the quot says: there's no such thing as bad publicity…

  101. Paola

    February 22, 2010 at 6:56 pm

    I think so too, Lucio!
    The photos are well done, and they show the miscigenation of all kind of races and cultures (soooo common in Brazil, the birth place of Arthur Sales). I don't think it's supposed to be racist, it's supposed to bring concepts together, not apart.

    But maybe that's exactly what the magazine wants: controversy.
    As the quot says: there's no such thing as bad publicity…

  102. Paola

    February 22, 2010 at 6:56 pm

    I think so too, Lucio!
    The photos are well done, and they show the miscigenation of all kind of races and cultures (soooo common in Brazil, the birth place of Arthur Sales). I don't think it's supposed to be racist, it's supposed to bring concepts together, not apart.

    But maybe that's exactly what the magazine wants: controversy.
    As the quot says: there's no such thing as bad publicity…

  103. Chelsea

    February 22, 2010 at 9:57 pm

    i personally think it would have been awesome to have a white model and a black model with faces/bodies that were half their natural color and half the opposite race's color. like a true black and white statement.

  104. Chelsea

    February 22, 2010 at 9:57 pm

    i personally think it would have been awesome to have a white model and a black model with faces/bodies that were half their natural color and half the opposite race's color. like a true black and white statement.

  105. Chelsea

    February 22, 2010 at 9:57 pm

    i personally think it would have been awesome to have a white model and a black model with faces/bodies that were half their natural color and half the opposite race's color. like a true black and white statement.

  106. Chelsea

    February 22, 2010 at 9:57 pm

    i personally think it would have been awesome to have a white model and a black model with faces/bodies that were half their natural color and half the opposite race's color. like a true black and white statement.

  107. Chelsea

    February 22, 2010 at 9:57 pm

    i personally think it would have been awesome to have a white model and a black model with faces/bodies that were half their natural color and half the opposite race's color. like a true black and white statement.

  108. grace

    February 23, 2010 at 12:11 am

    Simple question, whats the reason behind painting these white models black? Why not just hire a black model? Or would that not suit your target audience?

  109. grace

    February 23, 2010 at 12:11 am

    Simple question, whats the reason behind painting these white models black? Why not just hire a black model? Or would that not suit your target audience?

  110. grace

    February 23, 2010 at 12:11 am

    Simple question, whats the reason behind painting these white models black? Why not just hire a black model? Or would that not suit your target audience?

  111. grace

    February 23, 2010 at 12:11 am

    Simple question, whats the reason behind painting these white models black? Why not just hire a black model? Or would that not suit your target audience?

  112. grace

    February 23, 2010 at 12:11 am

    Simple question, whats the reason behind painting these white models black? Why not just hire a black model? Or would that not suit your target audience?

  113. helen

    February 23, 2010 at 12:32 am

    Apparently what's really too edgy in this industry is actually hiring a black guy.

    And damn, if you're going to trot out the "but it's Aaaaaart" defense, the "art" shouldn't suck.

  114. helen

    February 23, 2010 at 12:32 am

    Apparently what's really too edgy in this industry is actually hiring a black guy.

    And damn, if you're going to trot out the "but it's Aaaaaart" defense, the "art" shouldn't suck.

  115. helen

    February 23, 2010 at 12:32 am

    Apparently what's really too edgy in this industry is actually hiring a black guy.

    And damn, if you're going to trot out the "but it's Aaaaaart" defense, the "art" shouldn't suck.

  116. helen

    February 23, 2010 at 12:32 am

    Apparently what's really too edgy in this industry is actually hiring a black guy.

    And damn, if you're going to trot out the "but it's Aaaaaart" defense, the "art" shouldn't suck.

  117. helen

    February 23, 2010 at 12:32 am

    Apparently what's really too edgy in this industry is actually hiring a black guy.

    And damn, if you're going to trot out the "but it's Aaaaaart" defense, the "art" shouldn't suck.

  118. Vina

    February 23, 2010 at 2:26 am

    This is so AMAZINGLY wrong.

  119. Vina

    February 23, 2010 at 2:26 am

    This is so AMAZINGLY wrong.

  120. Vina

    February 23, 2010 at 2:26 am

    This is so AMAZINGLY wrong.

  121. Vina

    February 23, 2010 at 2:26 am

    This is so AMAZINGLY wrong.

  122. Vina

    February 23, 2010 at 2:26 am

    This is so AMAZINGLY wrong.

  123. Black Power

    February 23, 2010 at 7:07 am

    I'm black and I don't find this offensive. What's wrong with it?

  124. Black Power

    February 23, 2010 at 7:07 am

    I'm black and I don't find this offensive. What's wrong with it?

  125. Black Power

    February 23, 2010 at 7:07 am

    I'm black and I don't find this offensive. What's wrong with it?

  126. Black Power

    February 23, 2010 at 7:07 am

    I'm black and I don't find this offensive. What's wrong with it?

  127. Black Power

    February 22, 2010 at 11:07 pm

    I'm black and I don't find this offensive. What's wrong with it?

  128. private

    February 23, 2010 at 7:27 am

    there are enough male models. nkt!

  129. private

    February 23, 2010 at 7:27 am

    there are enough male models. nkt!

  130. private

    February 23, 2010 at 7:27 am

    there are enough male models. nkt!

  131. private

    February 23, 2010 at 7:27 am

    there are enough male models. nkt!

  132. private

    February 22, 2010 at 11:27 pm

    there are enough male models. nkt!

  133. CHEROTICH

    February 23, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    I'M A BLACK WOMAN I DON'T SEE ANYTHING WRONG WITH THIS PHOTOS, IT'S SIMPLY CALLED ART OF STYLING!…… I THINK WE BLACK PEOPLE OVER REACT WHEN NON-BLACKS USE THE TERM BLACK OR DO ANYTHING BLACK…. RELAX BROTHERS AND SISTERS CHANGE WILL ONLY START WHEN YOU START BELIEVE IN YOUR SELVES.

  134. CHEROTICH

    February 23, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    I'M A BLACK WOMAN I DON'T SEE ANYTHING WRONG WITH THIS PHOTOS, IT'S SIMPLY CALLED ART OF STYLING!…… I THINK WE BLACK PEOPLE OVER REACT WHEN NON-BLACKS USE THE TERM BLACK OR DO ANYTHING BLACK…. RELAX BROTHERS AND SISTERS CHANGE WILL ONLY START WHEN YOU START BELIEVE IN YOUR SELVES.

  135. CHEROTICH

    February 23, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    I'M A BLACK WOMAN I DON'T SEE ANYTHING WRONG WITH THIS PHOTOS, IT'S SIMPLY CALLED ART OF STYLING!…… I THINK WE BLACK PEOPLE OVER REACT WHEN NON-BLACKS USE THE TERM BLACK OR DO ANYTHING BLACK…. RELAX BROTHERS AND SISTERS CHANGE WILL ONLY START WHEN YOU START BELIEVE IN YOUR SELVES.

  136. CHEROTICH

    February 23, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    I'M A BLACK WOMAN I DON'T SEE ANYTHING WRONG WITH THIS PHOTOS, IT'S SIMPLY CALLED ART OF STYLING!…… I THINK WE BLACK PEOPLE OVER REACT WHEN NON-BLACKS USE THE TERM BLACK OR DO ANYTHING BLACK…. RELAX BROTHERS AND SISTERS CHANGE WILL ONLY START WHEN YOU START BELIEVE IN YOUR SELVES.

  137. CHEROTICH

    February 23, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    I'M A BLACK WOMAN I DON'T SEE ANYTHING WRONG WITH THIS PHOTOS, IT'S SIMPLY CALLED ART OF STYLING!…… I THINK WE BLACK PEOPLE OVER REACT WHEN NON-BLACKS USE THE TERM BLACK OR DO ANYTHING BLACK…. RELAX BROTHERS AND SISTERS CHANGE WILL ONLY START WHEN YOU START BELIEVE IN YOUR SELVES.

  138. lj98

    February 23, 2010 at 4:04 pm

    to all the people who aren't getting it, this is very racist: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blackface

    Perhaps you're not aware of American history but for those of us who are, it's very offensive.

  139. lj98

    February 23, 2010 at 4:04 pm

    to all the people who aren't getting it, this is very racist: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blackface

    Perhaps you're not aware of American history but for those of us who are, it's very offensive.

  140. lj98

    February 23, 2010 at 4:04 pm

    to all the people who aren't getting it, this is very racist: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blackface

    Perhaps you're not aware of American history but for those of us who are, it's very offensive.

  141. lj98

    February 23, 2010 at 4:04 pm

    to all the people who aren't getting it, this is very racist: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blackface

    Perhaps you're not aware of American history but for those of us who are, it's very offensive.

  142. lj98

    February 23, 2010 at 4:04 pm

    to all the people who aren't getting it, this is very racist: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blackface

    Perhaps you're not aware of American history but for those of us who are, it's very offensive.

  143. Luciana

    February 23, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    Very good Dherotich, nothing wrong with the photos.

  144. Luciana

    February 23, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    Very good Dherotich, nothing wrong with the photos.

  145. Luciana

    February 23, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    Very good Dherotich, nothing wrong with the photos.

  146. Luciana

    February 23, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    Very good Dherotich, nothing wrong with the photos.

  147. Luciana

    February 23, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    Very good Dherotich, nothing wrong with the photos.

  148. 很大很大

    February 26, 2010 at 9:56 am

    Milan Vukmirovic of World.

  149. 很大很大

    February 26, 2010 at 9:56 am

    Milan Vukmirovic of World.

  150. 很大很大

    February 26, 2010 at 9:56 am

    Milan Vukmirovic of World.

  151. 很大很大

    February 26, 2010 at 9:56 am

    Milan Vukmirovic of World.

  152. 很大很大

    February 26, 2010 at 9:56 am

    Milan Vukmirovic of World.

  153. Chris O

    February 27, 2010 at 4:44 am

    It seems like the fashion shoot is influenced by the french film, Agathe Clery, which came out sometime in 2008~2009, about a cosmetic saleswoman whose skin turns darker due to hyper pigmentation. Think it raises racial discussion, not discrimination, etc. I would think if this was the case, then wouldn't fake tanning and skin bleaching also end up being racial issues, not just "fashionable" options? Having said that, aesthetics wise, I don't like the shoot itself – but not because of any colour-related reasons.

  154. Chris O

    February 27, 2010 at 4:44 am

    It seems like the fashion shoot is influenced by the french film, Agathe Clery, which came out sometime in 2008~2009, about a cosmetic saleswoman whose skin turns darker due to hyper pigmentation. Think it raises racial discussion, not discrimination, etc. I would think if this was the case, then wouldn't fake tanning and skin bleaching also end up being racial issues, not just "fashionable" options? Having said that, aesthetics wise, I don't like the shoot itself – but not because of any colour-related reasons.

  155. Chris O

    February 27, 2010 at 4:44 am

    It seems like the fashion shoot is influenced by the french film, Agathe Clery, which came out sometime in 2008~2009, about a cosmetic saleswoman whose skin turns darker due to hyper pigmentation. Think it raises racial discussion, not discrimination, etc. I would think if this was the case, then wouldn't fake tanning and skin bleaching also end up being racial issues, not just "fashionable" options? Having said that, aesthetics wise, I don't like the shoot itself – but not because of any colour-related reasons.

  156. Chris O

    February 27, 2010 at 4:44 am

    It seems like the fashion shoot is influenced by the french film, Agathe Clery, which came out sometime in 2008~2009, about a cosmetic saleswoman whose skin turns darker due to hyper pigmentation. Think it raises racial discussion, not discrimination, etc. I would think if this was the case, then wouldn't fake tanning and skin bleaching also end up being racial issues, not just "fashionable" options? Having said that, aesthetics wise, I don't like the shoot itself – but not because of any colour-related reasons.

  157. Chris O

    February 27, 2010 at 4:44 am

    It seems like the fashion shoot is influenced by the french film, Agathe Clery, which came out sometime in 2008~2009, about a cosmetic saleswoman whose skin turns darker due to hyper pigmentation. Think it raises racial discussion, not discrimination, etc. I would think if this was the case, then wouldn't fake tanning and skin bleaching also end up being racial issues, not just "fashionable" options? Having said that, aesthetics wise, I don't like the shoot itself – but not because of any colour-related reasons.

  158. J.J.

    March 2, 2010 at 3:13 am

    I find nothing wrong with this, except that the shoot royally sucks…. Nothing worked

  159. J.J.

    March 2, 2010 at 3:13 am

    I find nothing wrong with this, except that the shoot royally sucks…. Nothing worked

  160. J.J.

    March 2, 2010 at 3:13 am

    I find nothing wrong with this, except that the shoot royally sucks…. Nothing worked

  161. J.J.

    March 2, 2010 at 3:13 am

    I find nothing wrong with this, except that the shoot royally sucks…. Nothing worked

  162. J.J.

    March 2, 2010 at 3:13 am

    I find nothing wrong with this, except that the shoot royally sucks…. Nothing worked

  163. Luis

    March 5, 2010 at 4:30 pm

    It's actually paying homage to the amazingly cool style african americans have had for a long time. From dapper jazz players (Duke Ellington) and geniuses (Miles Davis (check some of his 80s styling… whacky stuff!)) to the shut-up-mutha-fucka meanness of Black Panthers (it's not my intention to de-politize their actions).
    The white models portrayed here want to convert themselves and pay homage to all those great people and its symbolized through the painting.
    I really don't see anything offensive here apart from the naivety of the idea.

  164. Luis

    March 5, 2010 at 4:30 pm

    It's actually paying homage to the amazingly cool style african americans have had for a long time. From dapper jazz players (Duke Ellington) and geniuses (Miles Davis (check some of his 80s styling… whacky stuff!)) to the shut-up-mutha-fucka meanness of Black Panthers (it's not my intention to de-politize their actions).
    The white models portrayed here want to convert themselves and pay homage to all those great people and its symbolized through the painting.
    I really don't see anything offensive here apart from the naivety of the idea.

  165. Luis

    March 5, 2010 at 4:30 pm

    It's actually paying homage to the amazingly cool style african americans have had for a long time. From dapper jazz players (Duke Ellington) and geniuses (Miles Davis (check some of his 80s styling… whacky stuff!)) to the shut-up-mutha-fucka meanness of Black Panthers (it's not my intention to de-politize their actions).
    The white models portrayed here want to convert themselves and pay homage to all those great people and its symbolized through the painting.
    I really don't see anything offensive here apart from the naivety of the idea.

  166. Luis

    March 5, 2010 at 4:30 pm

    It's actually paying homage to the amazingly cool style african americans have had for a long time. From dapper jazz players (Duke Ellington) and geniuses (Miles Davis (check some of his 80s styling… whacky stuff!)) to the shut-up-mutha-fucka meanness of Black Panthers (it's not my intention to de-politize their actions).
    The white models portrayed here want to convert themselves and pay homage to all those great people and its symbolized through the painting.
    I really don't see anything offensive here apart from the naivety of the idea.

  167. Luis

    March 5, 2010 at 4:30 pm

    It's actually paying homage to the amazingly cool style african americans have had for a long time. From dapper jazz players (Duke Ellington) and geniuses (Miles Davis (check some of his 80s styling… whacky stuff!)) to the shut-up-mutha-fucka meanness of Black Panthers (it's not my intention to de-politize their actions).
    The white models portrayed here want to convert themselves and pay homage to all those great people and its symbolized through the painting.
    I really don't see anything offensive here apart from the naivety of the idea.

  168. IntelligentBeing

    March 11, 2010 at 11:39 am

    This is actually disgusting! I am appalled that people don't understand the history of Blackface and how racially demeaning it is. I am an African American woman who is shocked that there are people on here agreeing with this mockery. This isn't art. This is Ayrianism . The fact that someone would portray an ad like this makes a joke of all the pain and anguish that people of African descent had to endure during the Al Jolson era and beyond. For centuries African peoples have been dehumanized and degraded by Europeans, since the beginning of slavery and I see no end in sight. It's up to intelligent African persons such as myself to point out hate propaganda and expose it for what it really is. This is racism pure and simple and anyone who says different is purely delusional. Wake up African peoples and stop letting Europeans make fun of your entire existence!

  169. IntelligentBeing

    March 11, 2010 at 11:39 am

    This is actually disgusting! I am appalled that people don't understand the history of Blackface and how racially demeaning it is. I am an African American woman who is shocked that there are people on here agreeing with this mockery. This isn't art. This is Ayrianism . The fact that someone would portray an ad like this makes a joke of all the pain and anguish that people of African descent had to endure during the Al Jolson era and beyond. For centuries African peoples have been dehumanized and degraded by Europeans, since the beginning of slavery and I see no end in sight. It's up to intelligent African persons such as myself to point out hate propaganda and expose it for what it really is. This is racism pure and simple and anyone who says different is purely delusional. Wake up African peoples and stop letting Europeans make fun of your entire existence!

  170. IntelligentBeing

    March 11, 2010 at 11:39 am

    This is actually disgusting! I am appalled that people don't understand the history of Blackface and how racially demeaning it is. I am an African American woman who is shocked that there are people on here agreeing with this mockery. This isn't art. This is Ayrianism . The fact that someone would portray an ad like this makes a joke of all the pain and anguish that people of African descent had to endure during the Al Jolson era and beyond. For centuries African peoples have been dehumanized and degraded by Europeans, since the beginning of slavery and I see no end in sight. It's up to intelligent African persons such as myself to point out hate propaganda and expose it for what it really is. This is racism pure and simple and anyone who says different is purely delusional. Wake up African peoples and stop letting Europeans make fun of your entire existence!

  171. IntelligentBeing

    March 11, 2010 at 11:39 am

    This is actually disgusting! I am appalled that people don't understand the history of Blackface and how racially demeaning it is. I am an African American woman who is shocked that there are people on here agreeing with this mockery. This isn't art. This is Ayrianism . The fact that someone would portray an ad like this makes a joke of all the pain and anguish that people of African descent had to endure during the Al Jolson era and beyond. For centuries African peoples have been dehumanized and degraded by Europeans, since the beginning of slavery and I see no end in sight. It's up to intelligent African persons such as myself to point out hate propaganda and expose it for what it really is. This is racism pure and simple and anyone who says different is purely delusional. Wake up African peoples and stop letting Europeans make fun of your entire existence!

  172. IntelligentBeing

    March 11, 2010 at 3:39 am

    This is actually disgusting! I am appalled that people don't understand the history of Blackface and how racially demeaning it is. I am an African American woman who is shocked that there are people on here agreeing with this mockery. This isn't art. This is Ayrianism . The fact that someone would portray an ad like this makes a joke of all the pain and anguish that people of African descent had to endure during the Al Jolson era and beyond. For centuries African peoples have been dehumanized and degraded by Europeans, since the beginning of slavery and I see no end in sight. It's up to intelligent African persons such as myself to point out hate propaganda and expose it for what it really is. This is racism pure and simple and anyone who says different is purely delusional. Wake up African peoples and stop letting Europeans make fun of your entire existence!

  173. rJ

    March 24, 2011 at 4:26 am

    Brazilians always say theirs is a racism free society. Hardly! I don’t remember seeing a blonde girls of German heritage being “discovered” in the favelas! Let’s get real.

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