Monday, August 26, 2002

Ai-Yi-Yi! That Picture!

Today's Commercial Appeal has a large, above the fold picture illustrating the accomanying article about the growth of Latinos in Memphis. The article's tone is "they love to dance." Slightly stereotypical and mildly offensive. Go take a look at the picture first. Click on the small pic for a Java pop-up enlargement.

A middle-agish looking woman in Britney Spears-cut jeans. Her dance partner has his hand on her butt. The man in the couple next to them is looking at the bared midriff.

On the one hand, I can see why the editor chose it. It has motion and liveliness, especially the swirled-light effect of the exposure. But on the other hand, it's a pretty offensive picture for children, and many adults, to see over breakfast.

Typical of the CA to choose this kind of photo.

Until next time,
Your Working Boy

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