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Nova edição norte-americana da Vogue causa polêmica

A ginasta Simone Biles foi fotografada pela celebrada retratista Annie Leibovitz. Só que uma parcela do público criticou a revista por não ter contratado uma fotógrafa negra para retratar a atleta

por Revista FHOX

Parece que tudo polariza nos mais diferentes assuntos e temas. E não foi diferente com a capa da edição de agosto da Vogue dos Estados Unidos. A super ginasta negra Simon Biles foi parar na capa da revista e com ensaio para Annie Leibovitz. O problema é que muitos leitores e internautas e estão dizendo que a fotógrafa pesou a mão no tratamento deixando a ginasta “mais branca”. E teve gente reclamando da qualidade fotográfica mesmo. Reclamaram até da luz das fotos. A repercussão ganhou as redes sociais justamente nas postagens da revista tanto no Twitter quanto no Instagram. Quem reclama diz que Annie não sabe fotografar tons de pele de pessoas negras. Mas não se trata só de saber ou não fotografar (ainda mais em se tratando de Leibovitz). O que muitos dizem reclamando é que a revista poderia e deveria ter chamado um profissional negro para os cliques. E a polêmica segue repercutindo nas redes sociais.

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@simonebiles stars on the cover of our August issue! With the 2020 Olympics postponed and a shadow hung over American gymnastics, Biles–who is widely regarded as the greatest gymnast of all time—has had to be resilient as never before. When Biles was first photographed in February and interviewed in March for this cover story, America was also a different place. Since then, the coronavirus pandemic has upended regular patterns of life and #BlackLivesMatter protests have occurred from coast to coast. “We need justice for the Black community. With the peaceful protests it’s the start of change, but it’s sad that it took all of this for people to listen,” Biles said. “Racism and injustice have existed for years with the Black community.” At the link in our bio, Vogue reports on a champion looking ahead. Photographed in Feb. 2020 by @annieleibovitz, styled by @phyllis_posnick, written by @abbyaguirre, Vogue, August 2020

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In recent years, August cover star @simonebiles's rise has taken place against a horrific backdrop. The revelation that Larry Nassar sexually abused hundreds of gymnasts, including all five members of the 2012 Olympic team and four of the five members of the 2016 team, was the first horror. Then it became clear that Nassar had enablers—at Michigan State, where he was on faculty, but also at USA Gymnastics and the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee. Amid the fallout, Biles emerged as a powerful check on her sport’s governing body. She is the only Olympic gymnast who disclosed abuse by Nassar and continued competing at the elite level. Her willingness to speak out from within the sport has made her an even bigger hero and invited yet more comparisons to iconic athletes with iron moral codes, like Muhammad Ali, though even this parallel is inexact. Sexual abuse inflicts a uniquely isolating mix of stigma and shame. And that’s what this issue's cover story was supposed to have been about: an athlete of unprecedented dominance returning to the Olympics, where to compete at all she has to represent the very organizations that wronged her, and which she has spent the last two years staring down. But then something even more unprecedented happened. The Olympics—well, they disappeared. Overnight, years of carefully laid plans were thrown into limbo. Tap the link in our bio to read the full profile. Photographed in Feb. 2020 by @annieleibovitz, styled by @phyllis_posnick, written by @abbyaguirre, Vogue, August 2020

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Introducing @simonebiles’s exclusive digital cover for our August issue. With the 2020 Olympics postponed and a shadow hung over American gymnastics, Biles–who is widely regarded as the greatest gymnast of all time—has had to be resilient as never before. When Biles was first photographed in February and interviewed in March for this cover story, America was also a different place. Since then, the coronavirus pandemic has upended regular patterns of life and #BlackLivesMatter protests have occurred from coast to coast. “We need justice for the Black community. With the peaceful protests it’s the start of change, but it’s sad that it took all of this for people to listen,” Biles said. “Racism and injustice have existed for years with the Black community.” At the link in our bio, Vogue reports on a champion looking ahead. Photographed in Feb. 2020 by @annieleibovitz, styled by @phyllis_posnick, written by @abbyaguirre, Vogue, August 2020

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