Italian 'Vogue' Shocks, Awes, Makes Civil War Sexy

Seeing how the fashionistas over at Italian Vogue are photographing that American freakshow known as Michael Jackson, it should come as no surprise, really, that they'd be equally as brazen with their glamorization of the war in Iraq. Sexy! Fun! Exposed nipples! That's the vibe emanating from fashion photographer Steven Meisel's shoot in the current issue of the magazine, which features dirty, sweaty soldiers (fully dressed) feeling up hot models (mostly undressed) in the middle of a supposed war-zone. Meisel (the man behind Madonna's controversial Sex book) claims to be making a "Make Love, Not War" statement. But some women feel otherwise! Women In Media and News says the shoot is pornographic, not because the photographs feature women in various stages of undress — seriously, what's up with a dress that exposes the entirety of both boobs? — but because the images sexualize a horrific situation and suggest that violence is erotic. True, yes, but have they ever heard of Hollywood?

The Pornography Of War (Literally) [WIMN]