South Sudanese-Australian model Adut Akech is slamming Australia’s WHO magazine for doing a story on her but using the image of another model.
Clearly, this is another example of people thinking all Black folks look alike.
The 19-year-old wrote on her Instagram, “Last week @whomagazine (Australia) published a feature article about me. In the interview I spoke about how people view refugees and peoples attitude to colour in general. With the article they published a large photo saying it was me. But it was of another black girl.”
The other model was of Flavia Lazarus, 22, and they look absolutely nothing alike.
See Akech below:
See Lazarus below:
Akech continued, “This has upset me, has made me angry, it has made me feel very disrespected and to me is unacceptable and inexcusable under any circumstances. Not only do I personally feel insulted and disrespected but I feel like my entire race has been disrespected too and it is why I feel it is important that I address this issue. Whoever did this clearly the thought that was me in that picture and that’s not okay.”
She also said, “This is a big deal because of what I spoke about in my interview. By this happening I feel like it defeated the purpose of what I stand for and spoke about. It goes to show that people are very ignorant and narrowminded that they think every black girl or African people looks the same.
I feel as though this would’ve not happened to a white model.” See the full post below: