11/27/2012 05:56 pm ET

Ebony Cover With NeNe Leakes Unleashes A Firestorm Of Criticism

Real Housewives of Atlanta firebrand NeNe Leakes graces the current cover of Ebony—bathing in what appears to be a tub of diamonds—and people aren’t happy about it.

The backlash hasn’t let up since Ebony’s esteemed Power & Respect issue hit national newsstands last week. In the comments section of the popular gossip website Young, Back & Fabulous—where the first image of the cover surfaced—a trove of harsh criticism has appeared. “Ebony Magazine has lost any credibility that it once had,” one commenter opined, while another simply asked, “Ebony couldn’t get ANYONE else on the cover???” One comment even called the 45-year-old new grandmother a “Donkey With Diamonds.”

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