Why won't these folks just hire black models instead of painting one black? Please! It couldn't be any cheaper! There are plenty of black girls out there who would have done beautifully for this shoot.
For me the creative work that went into this shoot was lost due to sensationalism. They were trying to drum up controversy and sell a few more magazines. I'm more insulted by the fact that they cheated a black model out of work , recognition and money than I am of the image.