It was inevitable...the mainstream media needs ratings , so they annually come up with "news story" angles to run images from the annual SI swimsuit edition..

And what better news angle than the 'race card',  the card that reaches new heights of absurdity daily...bet even Jesse Jackson never thought of this one...

So ......ABC News studies the issue...closely...using the "upset many people" absurdity...

ABC: ".....controversy over the latest Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. The issue is known for its pictures with scantily clad women in international locations, but there's something else in this year's photos that's raising eyebrows. ABC's Tanya Rivero is here with the story. Hey Tanya."

"TANYA RIVERO: Hey guys. That’s right, certain pictures on the Sports Illustrated website, especially some from a shoot the swimsuit issue did in Namibia, have upset many people. They’re speaking out. Take a look at the pictures and you be the judge..."

"MARC LAMONT HILL: For me the African picture was probably the most offensive because it played on some of the most old and stereotypical images. It showed the African as primitive, almost uncivilized..."

(Isnt the model herself being naked rather 'primitive' and uncivilized?)

"Sports Illustrated gave ABC News this statement saying: “This year's edition went to all seven continents, something no other publication has done, to present the natural beauty of each setting and its people. We apologize to anyone who has taken exception to the way their culture was represented." So they did issue an apology."...

Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2013/02/17/abc-are-some-sports-illustrated-swimsuit-pictures-racist#ixzz2LGM7Fi9I