Brazilian supermodel, Gisele Bundchen, has recently come under fire after appearing on the cover of Italian Vogue in a pose that some have interpreted as a representation of the devil. The cover of the highly acclaimed fashion magazine's February issue immediately went viral and sparked conspiracy theories on social media.
A Pose with Controversial Connotations
Many social media users linked Gisele's pose to an image of Baphomet, a symbolic creature that has been historically associated with the devil and the 14th century Inquisition. The similarities between the model's gesture and the common depiction of Satan have caused a stir among some members of the online community.
One user asked, "That’s Gisele on the cover of Vogue, when did the preferred aesthetic among celebrities become satanic?" Another commented, "Notice the similarity of expression on her arms, the subliminal horn formed by the lines of the letters O and G, the clothing and colors of a satanic priestess and it’s next to the image of Baphomet." "Gisele Bundchen then and now.
What happened to my favorite supermodel who stood up for her unvaccinated colleague? I am sick of many Vogue and magazines going woke and satanic, just like Netflix, Grammy and else, but sad to see my favorites cooperate with them.
Not see yet?" wrote another.
Some have even gone as far as to argue that the name Gisele means "promise or hostage" and that she is a satanic witch.
Gisele Bundchen then and now. What happened to my favorite supermodel who stood up for her unvaccinated colleague?
I am sick of many Vogue and magazines going woke and satanic, just like Netflix, Grammy and else, but sad to see my favorites cooperate with them.
Not see yet? ? pic.twitter.com/MS3RC6GBWJ — Tu?n Kh? (@TuanKha3112) February 25, 2023
The photographer behind the controversial image, Brazilian photographer Rafael Pavarotti, is responsible for more than 140 Vogue covers featuring Bundchen.
Unfazed by the Attention
Despite the sudden attention, Gisele is likely unfazed, as she has been in the public eye almost non-stop for the past nine months due to her divorce from NFL legend Tom Brady.
Since their split, the model has been working more regularly and is said to have a renewed passion for her career. The recent controversy surrounding Gisele Bundchen and her appearance on the cover of Italian Vogue serves as a reminder of the power of interpretation and the influence of social media in shaping public opinion.