The culprit and repeat offender this time is Número Magazine. Shot by photographer Sebastian Kim, the editorial called "African Queen" features model Ondria Hardin wearing fashions inspired by Mother Africa. The styling is gorgeous. The photography is great. The model looks...hold up. Is that heavy bronzer intentional? Oh yes it is.
Número and photographer Sebastian Kim were quick to issue half-ass apologies. "It was never my intention (nor Numero’s) to portray a black woman in this story. Our idea and concept for this fashion shoot was based on 60's characters of Talitha Getty, Verushka and Marissa Berenson with middle eastern and Moroccan fashion inspiration," explains Kim. "We at no point attempted to portray an African women by painting her skin black. We wanted a tanned and golden skin to be showcased as part of the beauty aesthetic of this shoot."
Basically, they are sorry you're offended but they aren't sorry they did it. Thanks for the clarification.
Sound off: Does this editorial get under your skin or do you think it's just a form of artistic expression?
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