Wednesday, February 27, 2013

A White Model For An African Queen Fashion Shoot

A French magazine Numéro has sparked controversy by booking a white model you see above for an 'African Queen' fashion shoot - then heavily bronzing her face and body to make her appear black. What nonsense!! Click read more below--
Twitter users were also outraged by the move. Check out what some have to say:

Black girls can't even get work as an African!' Twitter furore

Jaeda Laurez: '16 year-old white model Ondria Hardin. Painted brown.  Black girls can’t even get work as African...

Januari Afrasiabi: If I ever see Ondria Hardin on the street I am throwing eggs at her for wearing blackface...

Paula:If you're going to fetishise "Africa" (a massive CONTINENT) you could use a woman of colour as your model.. 
Abigail Ayoola: Numéro Magazine # 141 | March 2013 | Ondria Hardin: It Does Matter If You're Black Or White

The North Carolina teenager has been embroiled in a number of underage modelling fiascos, including when she walked for Marc Jacobs at the age of 14 and appeared in Vogue China before her 16th birthday, seemingly flouting the magazine's policy not to employ models under 16.
Vogue later claimed the spread had been commercial and therefore out of their jurisdiction.

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