FLOTUS FILES  10:33 am August 31, 2012

Michelle Obama Does Topless Magazine Cover For Filthy Europeans

by Blair Burke

That's MRS. Flotus to you...Here is the great news for those of us who have longed for some FLOTUS in our lives these past few days: Michelle Obama is involved in another scandal again, and surprise surprise, it involves Spain and France and being an African and, oh wait, NUDITY. And once our nation’s bucket hat-wearing slobs and zombie white ladies finish fantasizing about what Clint Eastwood would say to them if they were an empty chair (gross!) they will probably get around to being “appalled” that our First Lady is a naked slave on a foreign magazine. Or they will fight for as many copies as they can get their creepy, trembling hands on. Actually, they will probably experience both of these reactions simultaneously. So what now, Ann Romney, homemaker/equestrian?

Is it racist? Is it art? Is it the result of a free 30-day trial of Photoshop gone awry? Let’s ask these questions while staring at a blurred-out cartoon boob!

[Fuera de Serie] either decided to go provocative or political when featuring a manipulated image of the first lady pictured as a topless, enslaved woman.

Taken from the “Famous Nudes” series done by artist Karine Percheron-Daniels, the painting was created by superimposing Obama’s face onto the body of the Black enslaved woman shown in the 1800 “Portrait d’une négresse” by French artist Marie-Guillemine Benoist.

“By choosing to use such a jarring image to tell the story of how America’s first lady “seduced the people of the United States” and “stole the heart of Barack Obama,” as Fuera de Serie describes her,” writes Brande Victorian of Madame Noire, “it’s clear the magazine agrees with that mentality and wants to spread the message loud and clear: todavía estamos esclavos. We are still slaves.”

But no, an involuntary topless magazine cover is supposed to be empowering. You are getting it all wrong!

Percheron-Daniels has even updated her website with a statement regarding the controversial Fuera de Serie cover:

If any of you have found this piece of art insulting I would like to say that my GENUINE intention was never to chock [sic] or upset anyone. I created this picture as part of a series of other famous nudes. As an artist I only paint and create pictures of people I admire and feel passionate about Michelle Obama is one of these people. In my eyes, the picture I created here is of a beautiful woman with a beautiful message: The first Lady of America in the first time in history is a black woman who proudly and confidently displays her WOMANHOOD (the nude) her ROOTS (the slave) and her POWER (the First Lady of America embraced by the American flag). This picture, is a celebration of EVERYTHING GOOD, it is a celebration of achievment and in my opinion is not a racist slur.

So, uh, anyways, does anyone know who won that cookie bake-off? OH WHO CARES Michelle Obama is pretend-naked on the cover of a magazine! Sorry, Family Circle magazine, you lose this round. Four more years! [HuffPo/Styleite]

 
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actor212 August 31, 2012 at 10:35 am

BE IN MY BUNK!

actor212 August 31, 2012 at 10:37 am

*whew*

OK, where was I?

Oh, right. Well, hell, it sells magazines. I'm shocked, Blair, you didn't post it here for the cheap hits. I mean, I still get weekly hits for a photo I posted four years ago of Dara Torres…in a bikini.

ChernobylSoup August 31, 2012 at 10:36 am

Two words: Predator drones.

actor212 August 31, 2012 at 10:38 am
sbj1964 August 31, 2012 at 10:38 am

This is an outrage! Where can I get a copy?

eggsacklywright August 31, 2012 at 10:39 am

I'm always getting Percheron-Daniels confused with Clydesdale-Smith.

No_Wire_Hangers August 31, 2012 at 10:40 am

It could be worse, people. It could be a nude of Chris Crispie Creme.

YasserArraFeck August 31, 2012 at 12:12 pm

Also a slave – to his voracious appetite (and don't get me started on his magnificent mannaries……Oy!)

sewollef August 31, 2012 at 2:21 pm

Oh for god's sake….. good job for you I've just eaten lunch, young (wo)man!

That's all Ima gonna say about this.

BaldarTFlagass August 31, 2012 at 10:41 am

I've seen it. Nice rack.

actor212 August 31, 2012 at 10:41 am

they will probably get around to being “appalled” that our First Lady is a naked slave on a foreign magazine.

Why? About a third of the country will probably think this is an actual portrait taken during her "Whitey Tape" phase.

An_Outhouse August 31, 2012 at 12:27 pm

It was a phase?

mavenmaven August 31, 2012 at 10:42 am

Will we get an Ann Romney Grande Odalisque?

Lucidamente1 August 31, 2012 at 10:42 am

Just be thankful they didn't go with Malia.

ChernobylSoup August 31, 2012 at 10:46 am

Mitt wants the US to use the military more, that would do it.

RadioBowels August 31, 2012 at 10:42 am

This is good news for Joe Biden.

SorosBot August 31, 2012 at 10:43 am

I'm sure the righties will find a way to claim this was the Obamas fault.

ChernobylSoup August 31, 2012 at 10:51 am

"Uppityness"

SorosBot August 31, 2012 at 10:52 am

It wasn't a legitimate photoshopping.

actor212 August 31, 2012 at 11:05 am

You mean they used cloning?

MacRaith August 31, 2012 at 11:00 am

If he'd never been elected President, nobody ever would have photoshopped her face onto a half-naked slave body. So there. He just forced them to do it, the same way he always forces the GOP to be racist.

Mumbletypeg August 31, 2012 at 10:43 am

All the photoshopping in the world, however, cannot explain how Condi's complexion shone like a star so bright white the other night.
It was like someone had taken one of those wig-powdering puffs to her like they used to do holding a cone to the wig-wearers face — except without using the cone.

Biff August 31, 2012 at 10:49 am

I think it was the contrast of the blood lipstick on her front teeth…

thatsitfortheother1 August 31, 2012 at 10:53 am

No offense (yeah), but that chick could eat popcorn out of a coke bottle.

RadioBowels August 31, 2012 at 10:54 am

Michael Jackson's cosmetologists have a lot of free time on their hands now.

Mumbletypeg August 31, 2012 at 11:21 am

no sooner had you spoken the Gloved One's name — and here I find Ms. Percheron-something delivers!

RadioBowels August 31, 2012 at 7:02 pm

Thank Zeus they at least covered his junk.

Tundra Grifter August 31, 2012 at 11:05 am

Maybe the GNoP hired Michael Jackson's makeup artist.

I'm old enough to remember when Michael was Blah.

Mittens Howell, III August 31, 2012 at 10:44 am

As punishment, Percheron-Daniels has been ordered to do a Barbara Bush portrait.

actor212 August 31, 2012 at 10:49 am

Thanks for the warning so I can pluck my own eyes out first.

Tundra Grifter August 31, 2012 at 11:05 am

Just look on any one dollar bill.

FakaktaSouth August 31, 2012 at 10:44 am

Bleh. I don't care what this lady fake picture maker says her intentions were, she sucks. I like shirtless Joe on a Camaro much much better.

sewollef August 31, 2012 at 2:25 pm

I'm thinking of the image of Joe Pesci on a Camaro right now, and it's not a pretty sight I can tell you.

DerrickWildcat August 31, 2012 at 10:45 am

This doesn't surprise me at all. European ladies are always parading around naked. Even on TV they are always naked. "My name is Helga and I'm selling dish soap. Better take off my clothes and wash the dishes."
It's like they don't even care that they ain't got no clothes on.

thatsitfortheother1 August 31, 2012 at 10:55 am

Why do you think I married one and stayed here?

James Michael Curley August 31, 2012 at 11:01 am

Do you care?

DerrickWildcat August 31, 2012 at 11:05 am

Of course I do! I care a lot!

actor212 August 31, 2012 at 11:06 am

She could catch cold in that kitchen!

DerrickWildcat August 31, 2012 at 11:22 am

Or worse!

AbandonHope_ August 31, 2012 at 11:55 am

You know, people say that, but when I was in the Netherlands on business I watched a lot of television in my hotel room… for, um, cultural education purposes… and didn't see nudity in the commercials at all. Except for some late-night infomercials for phone sex lines, but I'd actually be more surprised if the ladies in those commercials were clothed.

BigSkullF*ckingDog August 31, 2012 at 10:46 am

TITS OR GTF …
Nevermind, there they are.

IncenseDebate August 31, 2012 at 10:46 am

This is just awful and outrageously hot!

C_R_Trogloraptor August 31, 2012 at 10:46 am

Tonight on "Bad Racist Political Cartooning" with Leonard Pinth-Garnell…

thatsitfortheother1 August 31, 2012 at 10:56 am

Can you spot the metaphor for American boobs?

Mumbletypeg August 31, 2012 at 10:46 am

Leave it to HuffPo to let the sideboob phenom go to boom from bust.

Chet Kincaid_ August 31, 2012 at 10:48 am

Ludicrous, racist insult. Oh, Europe is so advanced and racially enlightened. Why did America make it do all those bad things throughout history right up to yesterday?!

Limeylizzie August 31, 2012 at 11:20 am

We fought against that, you and I, naked on the floor of that bakery as the filthy Boche searched for us.

Chet Kincaid_ August 31, 2012 at 4:04 pm

And after the rumble of boots faded and the searchlights turned their cruel gaze elsewhere, we eased into the bath together, and I de-floured you.

Limeylizzie August 31, 2012 at 6:11 pm

You were like yeast, rising in my hand.

Chet Kincaid_ August 31, 2012 at 6:24 pm

Again and again, you pounded my rising dough.

Steverino247 August 31, 2012 at 11:55 am

Agreed. Could have used any number of other images to put her head on, but as a young slave? Ugh! Could have put her on the velvet painting above Scatman Crother's bed in The Shining.

UnholyMoses August 31, 2012 at 10:48 am

You can tell by the kerning that it's totally faked …

No_Wire_Hangers August 31, 2012 at 10:49 am

Oh yeah, and the one with Barry's peen….
http://fineartamerica.com/featured/president-bara

viennawoods13 August 31, 2012 at 11:12 am

Jesus. This woman has issues.

CindynEncinitas August 31, 2012 at 2:44 pm

Why so small?

DerrickWildcat August 31, 2012 at 10:49 am

Oh wait, I just looked at the picture. I think it's totally photoshopped.

HistoriCat August 31, 2012 at 11:45 am

You can tell by the kerning, right?

emmelemm August 31, 2012 at 1:16 pm

The pixels. Seen a few 'shops in my time.

UnholyMoses August 31, 2012 at 10:49 am

I'm sure someone will find this very easy to masturbate to.

Jus_Wonderin August 31, 2012 at 10:51 am

Twice?

actor212 August 31, 2012 at 11:07 am

Gimme a minute. I have to catch my breath.

natoslug August 31, 2012 at 1:05 pm

AOTK

Schmannnity August 31, 2012 at 10:49 am

Next month: Ann Romney as Lady Godiva on Refalca.

eggsacklywright August 31, 2012 at 10:53 am

Now there's a hardoff.

Jus_Wonderin August 31, 2012 at 11:17 am

Just the thought transformed my manhood from my manhood to my vajayjay.

thatsitfortheother1 August 31, 2012 at 10:57 am

Not even with yours.

actor212 August 31, 2012 at 11:04 am

Or Catherine the Great UNDER Rafalca

Someone had to go there, and who better?

ThundercatHo August 31, 2012 at 11:13 am

golf clap

UnholyMoses August 31, 2012 at 10:51 am

Now just imagine how loud the Rightwing Wurlitzer of Pseudooutrage and Whine would be had they done this to Laura Bush.

Granted, they'd have to have Photoshopped her face onto a mannequin to ensure it was more lifelike than she really is, but still …

weejee August 31, 2012 at 10:51 am

Will our beloved FLOTUS be debating Egg Rmoney. And if so, will the event be sponsored by NPR or Larry Flynt?

vulpes82 August 31, 2012 at 10:52 am

Une uppité négresse!

CapeClod August 31, 2012 at 10:52 am

"As an artist I only paint and create pictures of people I admire and feel passionate about."

Photoshopping famous peoples faces onto some one else's art work doesn't make you an artist. It makes you a college sophomore.

Chet Kincaid_ August 31, 2012 at 10:54 am

Or a Breitard.

PsycWench August 31, 2012 at 10:55 am

Everyone knows that's not really her because the arms aren't buff enough.

YasserArraFeck August 31, 2012 at 12:16 pm

Needs moar plough-pulling

Jus_Wonderin August 31, 2012 at 10:55 am

I think Obama needs to apologize for this.

Chet Kincaid_ August 31, 2012 at 10:57 am

Never forget: America was Europe's idea.

Jus_Wonderin August 31, 2012 at 10:59 am

"You didn't discover that."

fuflans August 31, 2012 at 1:23 pm

this is really really funny.

sewollef August 31, 2012 at 3:15 pm

On behalf of my peeps, I'm sorry.

But in fairness, we've given you 400 years to fix up the place and look what a fucking shambles it's turning in to?

I think Americans should be made to clean their rooms or no bombing another country for the rest of the year!

DemmeFatale August 31, 2012 at 10:59 am

Snark Off. I'm so sick of this shit!

Hey Frenchie!
Protest all you want.
It's not just the subject, it's the TONE that's racist!
(Would you have done this to a white first lady?)

viennawoods13 August 31, 2012 at 11:14 am

Well, she did nudes of Elizabeth II and Diana, so there's that… http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/karine-percher

I think she's just nucking futs.

bobbert August 31, 2012 at 1:35 pm

I think she's found herself a little commercial niche and is trying to justify it by pretending it's "art".

DemmeFatale August 31, 2012 at 2:35 pm

No nudes of Hillary or Margaret Thatcher or Angela Merkel or …

Sensational AND condescending.
Nice gimmick!

MacRaith August 31, 2012 at 11:02 am

When the UN troops go marching into Lubbock, Michelle Obama will be leading the charge, topless.

YasserArraFeck August 31, 2012 at 12:17 pm

Marianne Obama?

Mumbletypeg August 31, 2012 at 12:40 pm

It's Manifest Breastiny.

rickmaci August 31, 2012 at 11:03 am

Art? It's not even good Photoshop.

Tundra Grifter August 31, 2012 at 11:06 am

Probably wouldn't be a good idea to paint a portrait of a naked Mohammad.

sewollef August 31, 2012 at 3:17 pm

FATWA!

Baconzgood August 31, 2012 at 11:07 am

Where's Jessie Helms with his going crazy about Andres Serrano's Piss Christ? If they would have done that with Barbra Bush (shudder) the FOX would have gone ape shit.

barto August 31, 2012 at 11:11 am

It would be "todavia somos esclavos", not "estamos". At any rate, gotta luv the FLOTUS, nudenik or not!

BaldarTFlagass August 31, 2012 at 11:11 am

Maybe they'll do one with the face of [insert name of notorious right wing female of your choice here] shopped onto the topless gal in Delacroix's "Liberty Leading the People." That'd be a good one.

C_R_Trogloraptor August 31, 2012 at 11:16 am

Barbara Bush?

actor212 August 31, 2012 at 11:50 am

Chris Christie?

I mean, he's got the boobs for it…

Tundra Grifter August 31, 2012 at 1:15 pm

Go down the page to the painting of Adelita. What a great t-shirt. Always a hit when I wear it in Old Mexico.
http://davidandmarta.blogspot.com/2009/01/sf-burr

ThundercatHo August 31, 2012 at 11:14 am

I guess that nice lady from the other day was right.

Jus_Wonderin August 31, 2012 at 11:20 am

In the sense this doesn't look like my First Lady, hmmmmm…maybe so.

joobajooba August 31, 2012 at 11:15 am

So that's what a First Lady "who acts like a First Lady and looks like a First Lady” looks like.

BlueStateLibel August 31, 2012 at 11:16 am

So when does Hopey declare war on France and Spain? Why not, back in the day this would have been an international incident. Besides, he'd have the angry white guy vote in the bucket if he declared war on the Frenchies.

Jus_Wonderin August 31, 2012 at 11:19 am

Okay, Wonkette, remember our W photoshop contest? Please give us a goal. My Shop chops need sharpenin'.

iamrrm August 31, 2012 at 11:26 am

Our lovely FLOTUS is lovely. Regardless.

iamrrm August 31, 2012 at 11:30 am

If I could but place a gentle kiss upon her cheek it would be worth having my head stomped by the MIB.

Swampgas_Man August 31, 2012 at 11:40 am

DAMN you people and the Froggies for getting my hopes up.

duh_du August 31, 2012 at 11:45 am

That pic really got my dander up!

Steverino247 August 31, 2012 at 11:53 am

That was pretty bad, but it could have been a LOT worse. It's tone deaf, but not quite as bad as those completely fucked up toys the Japanese come up with. I mean, it's not like FLOTUS is having purple tentacle sex or something. National Geographic used to do worse every issue.

Negropolis September 1, 2012 at 3:15 am

Not sure "it coulda' been worse" is the relevant kind of reply to tone deafness, more like a distraction, to me.

ttommyunger August 31, 2012 at 12:27 pm

Bathe her and bring her to my tent!

DahBoner August 31, 2012 at 12:58 pm

"Dr Laura's Beaver"

DON'T GOOGLE IT

fuflans August 31, 2012 at 1:24 pm

thanks for the tip.

lulzmonger August 31, 2012 at 1:10 pm

Proof that Obama is morally weak?
You're fapping to it.

Tundra Grifter August 31, 2012 at 1:20 pm

I may not know art (or Art, for that matter) but I do know what I like:
http://fineartamerica.com/featured/catherine-duch

Toomush_Infer August 31, 2012 at 2:29 pm

Okay, okay, but hubba hubba…

TribecaMike September 1, 2012 at 2:44 am

I haven't drooled this much over a First Lady since Bess Truman exhibited her bloomers at a Washington Senators game.

Negropolis September 1, 2012 at 3:11 am

Of course she “seduced the people of the United States”, because that's all that black women are good for and at, right? If the picture wasn't enough, she goes and puts in words the tired, old stereotype she was trying to get across.

Good intentions don't count for nothing, but they aren't everything. Not even close.

Panty_Buns September 1, 2012 at 12:50 pm

At first I thought “How DARE the Huffington Post publish a CENSORED (pixelated-out) First Lady breast (see uncensored photoshopped photo titled “First Lady”) !!! Don’t they realize how intolerable this kind of sex discrimination is? SHOW US THOSE NIPPLES! Do they censor men’s nipples too? Then I come to find out (or find out to come) that the painting FLOTUS face was photoshopped onto was not one of a “slave” at all contrary to all the faux controversy. The premise for the Huffington Post’s intended-to-be-titilating question was entirely false. As a reader pointed out, those breasts were copied from the commissioned self-portrait of Marie-Guillemine Benoist who was never a slave. HuffPo and Fuera de Serie totally WHIFF. So the “artist” (photoshopper) has denied they intended for the Huffington Post to use it the way they did, trying to generate controversy where there was none to be had? What a shock. The photo is not offensive but HuffPo’s question and headline are. There’s plenty of real celebrity T + A in the news and will be at the MTV VMAs. See y’all there!

Panty_Buns September 1, 2012 at 12:55 pm

At first I thought "How DARE the Huffington Post publish a CENSORED (pixelated-out) First Lady breast (see uncensored photoshopped photo titled "First Lady") !!! Don't they realize how intolerable this kind of sex discrimination is? Show those nipples! Do they censor men's nipples too? THEN I come to find out (or find out to come) that the painting FLOTUS face was photoshopped onto was not one of a "slave" at all contrary to all the faux controversy. The premise for the Huffington Post's intended-to-be-titilating question was entirely false. As a reader pointed out, those breasts were copied from the commissioned self-portrait of Marie-Guillemine Benoist who was never a slave. HuffPo and Fuera de Serie totally WHIFF. So the "artist" (photoshopper) has denied they intended for the Huffington Post to use it the way they did (intending to generate controversy where there was none to be had)? What a shock. The photo is not offensive but HuffPo's question and headline are. I think I'll look elsewhere for coverage of all the wank-worthy T + A that's likely to present itself at the MTV VMAs Thursday.

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