From Glamazons Blog: Franca Sozzani‘s Vogue Italia often explores black culture from the Vogue Italia black issue to their salute to Black Beauty. It’s rare that those pieces are not met with criticism and even outrage. Recently, their Haute Mess editorial was sandblasted for being ‘racist’ and the website also came under fire for referring to hoops as Slave Earrings. Their latest offense comes in a troubling article on “Rapper Style” which they name the “Trend of the Day.”
Written by Selene Oliva, the article starts out by saying that rapper style emerged in the 90s with Michael Jordan’s Nike commercial:
Rapper style is making a comeback next season; it was launched in the 90s with basketball champion Michael Jordan appearing in commercials for Nike. Since then rappers have invaded the world with their hits proposing not only their sound but also their style.
Wait, what? Is Mike a rapper now? I must have missed that album. They go on to say “pants should never be tight-fitting, see those sported by Jay-Z.”