You really wish you could be a fly on the wall to hear how decisions like this one get made:
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.”
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.
What the ____?
A photo spread called “African Queen” and they thought it a good idea to use a white model and darken her skin with makeup? It is so incredulous to think about, I don’t even know what to say. Maybe all the models of African descent, or actual dark skinned models were not available that day.
I know. That doesn’t make sense. Just trying to wrap my brain around this decision.
You can read the full story here and read their explanation and defense.