The Racist Chair


Dasha Zhukova, the Russian editor-in-chief of Garage magazine, a socialite and the girlfriend of oligarch Roman Abramovich, apparently sits on a chair designed to look like a half-naked black woman.

The picture was widely condemned by bloggers and internet users as racist. Zhukova, however, defended the image in a statement: “This photograph, which has been published completely out of context, is of an art work intended specifically as a commentary on gender and racial politics..”


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