Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Time for a remake of Mandingo...

... starring Tiger Woods.

I wasn't going to say anything about this nonsense, but every time I see this photo of Tiger Woods, I just have to chuckle. All the while he was running around in that tired, red polo shirt talking about he's Calibasian...

... it took the brilliantly, twisted eye of the desperate and bankrupt photographer, Anne Leibovitz to show him as the true Mandingo that he really is.

Irony much?

9 comments:

Emerge Peoria said...

Eldrick running the field (oops… I mean “golf courses”) with blond women. Wantonly swiveling his hips and freely swinging his stick (oops… I mean “golf clubs”); only to be captured (oops… I mean “photographed”) and put in irons (oops… I mean “with iron weights”) by a morally decrepit and bankrupt soul snatcher (oops… I mean “Leibovitz”).

At this point Leibovitz's portrayal of black men (oops… I forgot Eldrick is not black) is predictable. Lest we forget the LeBron James Vogue cover.

Just one more "famous" person clowned by Annie Leibovitz.

Middle Aged Woman Blogging said...

Very funny! Leibovitz is very talented when it comes to portraying people in a different light. Sad she is in such financial trouble. Tiger never really did it for me. I have always been in awe of his talent on the golf course, but he never seemed personable or very humorous. I wondered when all of this was going to catch up with him. I know people who were in Shanghai when he was there several years ago, and they were very much aware of what went down after he left the course. Apparently he doesn't just like white women, he's VERY fond of Asian women also. I'm surprised it took so long to come out.

PeoriaGuy said...

"...morally decrepit and bankrupt soul snatcher..."

That's pretty harsh.

...and probably more aptly applies to Tiger himself than to Liebovitz.

She is arguably the greatest living photographer in America, if not the world.

Emerge Peoria said...

Arguably is correct.

She has the uncanny ability to photograph a person's vulnerabilities (inner demons, if you will) and sell the photos for enormous sums of money. She gets “richer”, her subjects are exposed.

Her greatness is subjective.

PeoriaGuy said...

Arguably simply means "a valid argument may be made for".

Bottom line is Tiger, LeBron, and all others came to her as consenting adults to be photographed, based on her skills and artistry ("uncanny ability").

And, yes, ALL art is subjective.

Emerge Peoria said...

Arguably also means susceptible to debate, challenge, or doubt; questionable.

It doesn't matter with Leibovitz if you are a consenting adult, she controls how you are portrayed. By the way, remember the portraits she took of Miley Cyrus?

kcdad said...

Mandingo is a racist term used by insecure white males. (BTW, Not all of Tigers conquests were blond)

Since Tiger is NOT a black slave breaking his chains to ravish willing white masters' wives, this characterization of him can only be denounced as the lowest form of racism.

Emerge Peoria said...

I agree. Annie Leibovitz knew what she was depicting. That is my point.

Anonymous said...

The man is lifting weights. Any comparison to the Mandingo DVD cover of Ken Norton is someone desperately seeking offense.