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GQ Magazine is facing backlash after decided to put quotation around “Woman” on Serena Williams latest cover shoot. This is a popular men’s magazine and they named Serena this year’s “Woman of The Year,” but unlike other covers featuring GQ’s woman of the year picks, Serena “woman” was left in quotations.
On the cover, Serena can be seen wearing a black long-sleeved turtleneck leotard on one of four GQ’s December covers. She was also given “Champion of the Year.” Women were first introduced to its “Men of the Year” honorees in 2003. Michael B. Jordan and two others appeared on this year’s edition.
Via Baller Alert, “The controversial quotes have spread throughout social media igniting confusion amongst users. The typography was handwritten by designer Vrigil Abloh, who often uses quotation marks in his work. Abloh has previously worked with Williams and Mike for player’s US Open outfit which featured “Serena” in quotations on her trainers and “Logo” on her tutu dress, according to CNN.”
GQ has yet to respond to any news outlets but GQ search manager, Mike Rouse responded to critics on Twitter stating, “Because it was handwritten by Virgi Abloh off Off-White who has styled everything in quotation marks as of later.”
It will be interesting to see what the magazine has to say about this overall, despite the backlash.
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Source: Baller Alert
Written By: Fantasia Harvey