This morning, advertising expert Donny Deutsch and actress and writer Nancy Giles sat down with Ann Curry on the Today show to talk about the Lebron James Vogue cover. Deutsch had no problem with the image, because he's a "dumb white guy" and a sports fan — Vogue's very demographic! Nancy Giles was more measured and articulate than Deutsch, but no real earth-shattering revelations were made. Still, Today producers: When you're trying to investigate whether something is offensive to — and a negative portrayal of — black men, how about you ask a black man? Because as we mentioned, over at Concrete Loop, actual black people have found this image troublesome. (Clip above.)
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