to any one questioning why Mrs.Obama and not any other FLOTUS... welll 1 shes current...2 shes iconic. .... 3 she is not alone.... every Woman that has been mentioned in these comments has been potrayed by a female impersonator(s) ... on countless occasions.... so please dont feel like Mrs Obama has been singled out!!!!!
After reading this article I feel compelled to do wht i dont normally do.... Comment.... in the article it is suggested that the cover foto is depicting Mrs. Obama as a Transgendered woman... and thats not the case... in fact its exactly the opposite. i have found that with transgendered women they usually impersonate a popular/famous, well loved/hated personality ... usually one they love.... not to ridicule or demean but to pay homage... To suggest that this foto is or could be found offensive is to suggest that being transgendered or a female impersonator is offensive!!!! The cover foto itself is awesome... reflecting the artist and models view of the First Lady!!! why hate!?!?!
To me it is a compliment. Transgenders will portray people who they admire. Who is one of the most admired women in this nation, Michelle Obama. She's all that. I believe that Michelle would not take this as an insult. Get over it people, expand your mind.
I find it very offensive, Michelle Obama is a woman and to a Transgender so why make a mockery of her ?. I've got nothing against Transgender people but I don't get the concept of the picture and what its saying, is it because she's tall they're trying to say she's a transgender person?, that's kind of how I see it!
No, I don't view this as offensive at all. There is no difference btwn White people making a white Jesus, Black people making a black Santa and the Transgender people creating this. I see it as a compliment. They love her THAT much. After-all, imitation is the best form of flattery.
Btw- No ethnic race wants to claim the devil, he's red. I've seen scores of depictions of God in all races.
I don't see it as disrespectful at all, if u ever go to the Baton Club in Chicago u will see many famous figures and important people portrayed in drag. I say this is classy and it shows people of all races and genders love and respect our First Lady. Job Well done Candy Magazine and the face on the cover.
This magazine cover is disrespectful but, I am not bothered by it and neither is "The First Lady
Michelle Obama"! Really....she has to much on her very intelligent mind to let an album cover of this degree bother her the way most "Black Americans" are letting this before a main factor in their lives! I not even going to count the other races.... not because of prejudices...but because as a "Black Woman" I will be belittling myself and Mrs. Obama by
letting such a small insult stray me away from the real issues of life! For instance.... what happened last week...do you seriously think she has time to feel bad about a "Transvestite"
on the cover of a magazine posing as the most Classy, Fashionably, Well Fit, and Banging the "Man of the Year" Woman! No..... I don't think so! Give ourselves more credit than that.... Weigh what is important in this life! A magazine with a "Transgender" imitating her (which is the highest form of a compliment) on a magazine is only good for boosting that magazines ratings!
This isn't offensive at all - black people need to stops being so homophobic (and in this case, transphobic)! It isn't getting us anywhere and the irony of how we've been oppressed in the past and how we're now trying to oppress another group makes it even more pitiful. And by the way, NewsOne, it's "transgender," not "transgendered." Huge difference.
I think it is disrespectful. It illustrates the lack of respect for our president. I'm even more appaled by a black site repeating this. Have we ever seen Mrs. Bush, mrs. Bush, Mrs. Kennedy or any other presidents wife treated with such disrespect. It eats away at me everytime I hear someone call him Obama. We don't have enough respect to addressing him as President Obama.
Yes it's offensive! Michelle Obama is a woman-the person on the magazine is a man with tons of makeup on his face.
Much ado about nothing. Michelle has always been very supportive of the LGBT community. And remember Joe Biden said equal rights for transgender people was the civil rights issue of our time.
@Truth: Transsexualism (mind-body mismatch) is a scientifically proven congenital birth condition, NOT a choice.
YES, THIS OFFENSIVE!!! Why Michelle Obama and why not Laura Bush or Mitt's Romney's wife. This shows a lack of respect for President Barack Obama and the First Lady Michelle Obama. The First Family is one ofa few Black and African American families we as members of our race and origin respect. This depiction and the thought/idea this would not be offensive illustrates how morbid some individuals have evolved. I am sure if anyone ask Michelle Obama she would say this depiction of her is offensive. President Obama is really reaping what he has sown . . . a jambalaya of everything goes for his re-election.
No more offensive than a portrayal of Marilyn Monroe, Cher, Liza Minelli, etc. Mrs. Obama has become an iconic figure. It comes with the territory.
Hunter - first of all, everyone is entitled to an opinion no matter how baseless. Second, Gender and race are separate social issues,TRANSgender is clearly a choice, race is not. Just because someone is black doesn't mean they are obligated to support every minority group. Whether the cover is offensive or not is up to the person depicted, but I understand how it can go either way (no pun intended).
I don't think it's offensive at all. With Americans electing our first African American president, we've made great strides toward equality. If i was transgender i would be very proud to see Michele as someone like me. She is admired by many as a strong and powerful person with that being said i think the cover is great.
Ms. Harris, your comment is baseless and without merit. It is possible for any American to assend to political office. This pic really has less to do with FLOTUS and more to do with the barriers that have been dismantled by her and her husband assention to their respective levels of success. Its sad when Americans, especially Blacks continue to perpetuate the same oppressive hate and bigotry that still plagues every aspect of our lives....clearly...
This is just plain stupid and ridiculous