Friday, April 12, 2013

"African Queen" young caucasian model bronzed to portray as an African American woman

Numéro Magazine has found itself in the middle of a racially-charged firestorm after using a highly bronzed white model in one of its fashion editorials entitled "African Queen."

numero magazine african queen
In the spread, Ondria Hardin, a 16-year-old, blond-haired, blue-eyed model is seen with darkened skin, striking a pose for the glossy.
 This is what the young model actually looks like...

Although the magazine has apologized for this, but I think there is more than just an apology that needs to be said in the situation.
Here are some articles and a video to look at:

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