On newsstands in Spain for the August cover of Magazine Fuera de Serie, First Lady Michelle Obama sports an American flag … and nothing else. In fact, her nipple is showing.

While she’d probably never pose for a photo like this, one has to ask about the motivation Michelle Obama Shown as Partially Nude Slave on Cover of Spanish Mag

One black British writer explains the gesture is blatant racism that somehow almost got overlooked.

This isn’t the first time European media has attempted to push things under the radar with no apology.

Remember that time when Dutch magazine, “Jackie,” wrote a story about Rihanna with the headline “Niggabitch?”

But this time, Michelle’s article is accompanied with a controversial headline: “Michelle Tataranieta De Esclava, Dueña De América” (Michelle Granddaughter of a Slave, Lady of America).

The cover artwork is actually a mashup created by French/English artist Karine Percheron-Daniels and is a play on an enslaved African Guadeloupean painted by French artist Marie-Guilhelmine Benoist in the 1800s.

Racism or not, the piece is a part of a series of famous nudes-Princess Diana, Queen Elizabeth II, Abraham Lincoln, and President Barack Obama.

The artist says the piece offers, “an alternative unexpected reality,” that allows you to, “view famous individuals in a different way.”

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