What Numéro Magazine’s Apology For ‘African Queen’ In Blackface Actually Meant
[ione_embed src=http://www.blackplanetnext.com/resources/js/goodies/NEXT.embeder.min-ck.js?url=http%3A//www.blackplanetnext.com/embed/post/97c86ce55417aaaa9358bc4f1cc26f2b%3Fheight%3D348 service=bpnext type=script] Numéro Magazine has now apologized for their “African Queen” fashion spread where they used a White American model, Ondria Hardin, painted in blackface. Even though the model is from the Ford Models agency, where there are a plethora of models to choose from who have Black faces that don’t need painting.
Now here’s the thing, the apology doesn’t evoke any real sense of regret, in my opinion. Their words are carefully (minus the grammatical errors) placed in such a way, that reading between the lines was quite simple. Check out their apology below and what they really meant.