The consistently visually stunning Obvious Magazine has just released it's latest fashion issue online amidst a small controversy among some of it's readers.
The glam magazine bills itself as a fashion & lifestyle publication for both men and women with tips, how-to's and the latest information about relationships, empowerment, trends and self-improvement. The magazine does not exclusively cater to the LGBT community. And according to some, the latest spread featuring twins Andrew & Alex Harris shot by Hollywood photographer Jerris Madison is obviously anything but heterosexual.
Obvious Magazine West Coast editor Eddington Howard offered this quote on the concept for the shoot; "I wanted them to keep a level of innocence without compromising their bond."
The readers weigh in:
Samer: models are gorgeous.... poses may come off a little homoish?
Syreeta: agreed! I expected a little bit more for these 2.... decent but I don't think that people will get the right idea about these 2, may be appealing to a certain crowd
Serg: innocence? innocent enough for some man to... i agree, would have expected a little more, c'mon now, there are TWO of them! Ladies do not want to see them touching each other!
Devin: This is fashion people.In fashion there are concepts.Think outside the box.
Right Devin. Uhmm...this is 2009 right? For some reason I felt as if I'd been transported back to a different era when images of men embracing weren't readily available for viewing by the mainstream. I wonder if any of these people have watched professional sports lately? There's plenty of man-on-man ass slapping and embracing going on. SMH.
If you're not familiar with Obvious Magazine then get in the know and check them out here.