Lindsey Vonn is on the cover of Sports Illustrated's Winter Olympic preview issue. Lindsey is hoping the Sports Illustrated cover mayhem doesn't come with her too the winter Olympics.
There are some who think that Lindsey Vonn's pose is too provocative and objectifies her as a sex symbol rather than showing her as an athlete. It has drawn the predictable ire from those who claim that it objectifies her. Only about 4% of Sports Illustrated covers feature women athletes.
The Sports Illustrated headline reads "America's best woman skier ever." Lindsey Vonn's SI cover is almost identical to the 1992 SI Winter Olympic preview. The difference is in 1992, the cover featured AJ Kitt, a male. There was no outrage over that cover. Lindsey Vonn's cover, likewise, should not have provoked so much outrage.