The spread, called “African Queen,” received much criticism on news and fashion blogs. Users expressed disappointment that a black model was not cast in the editorial that seemed created for a model of black descent.
âYou donât use the terminology âAfrican Queen,ââ said Hardison. âIt normally goes towards someone definitively of a certain color.â
Numero magazine and the photographer who shot the editorial have both apologized for the photos.
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