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Following up on photographer Sebastian Kim‘s statement yesterday, Numéro has issued an apology for the offensive blackface editorial that ran in its March 2013 issue. Problem is, they don’t really seem to be all that sorry at all.
Photographer Sebastian Kim has released a statement in response to the controversy surrounding his “African Queen” editorial for Numéro, which stars 16-year-old white model Ondria Hardin painted in apparent blackface.
The fashion industry is by no means all bad, but it does have its moments of being incredibly tone-deaf and out-of-touch, and the latest comes inside the pages of Numéro‘s March issue, which features an “African Queen” editorial. But instead of, you know, hiring a black model, the magazine painted a white model in blackface.