The LA Times magazine’s startlingly stylized fashion photos of basketball great Kobe Bryant clad in all-white have drawn some interesting comments and harsh criticism on the Web.
Some have called the photos racist, comparing the shots to 19th century minstrel black face advertisements.
]]>befuddled by his wardrobe in the shoot. The stylist at the photo shoot says she was trying to conjure up Tupac Shakur. But some blogs have called it closer to Ted Danson and Al Jolson.
Kobe himself has said that it felt the shots were a little “too artsy” but he had a “nice time” during the shoot.
What do you think of these shots of the basketball hero? To be fair, there seems to have a method to the fashion photo madness. The headline for the Kobe profile the photos accompany is “Kobe Bryant White Hot.” Oh, now we get it.
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