Michelle Obama appears on Spanish Magazine cover as topless slave
From online dispatches
The cover of a Spanish magazine, on which Michelle Obama's face was superimposed over a famous painting showing a half-nude female slave, has caused an uproar, BuzzFeed.com has reported.
The magazine, "Fuera de Serie," has come under heavy criticism for alleged racism after using the cover for its August 2012 issue.
The cover shows Obama sitting on a chair with one of her breasts exposed. There is also an American flag in the image, different from the original portrait.
The original portrait was painted by French artist Marie-Guillemine Benoist in 1800 after slavery had been abolished in France, and it is currently being exhibited in Louvre Museum in Paris.
"Portrait d'une négresse"