Michelle Obama Does Topless Magazine Cover For Filthy Europeans

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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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117 comments

    1. actor212

      *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.

    1. YasserArraFeck

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

    2. sewollef

      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.

  1. actor212

    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.

    1. MacRaith

      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.

  2. Mumbletypeg

    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.

    1. Tundra Grifter

      Maybe the GNoP hired Michael Jackson's makeup artist.

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

  3. FakaktaSouth

    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.

    1. sewollef

      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.

  4. DerrickWildcat

    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.

    1. AbandonHope_

      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.

  5. Chet Kincaid_

    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?!

    1. Limeylizzie

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

    2. Steverino247

      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.

  6. UnholyMoses

    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 …

  7. CapeClod

    "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.

    1. sewollef

      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!

  8. DemmeFatale

    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?)

      1. bobbert

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

  9. Baconzgood

    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.

  10. barto

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

  11. joobajooba

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

  12. BlueStateLibel

    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.

  13. Jus_Wonderin

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

  14. iamrrm

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

  15. Steverino247

    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.

    1. Negropolis

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

  16. TribecaMike

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

  17. Negropolis

    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.

  18. Panty_Buns

    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!

  19. Panty_Buns

    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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