Here We Go: Numéro Magazine Apologizes For 'African Queen' Editorial

Here We Go: Numéro Magazine Apologizes For ‘African Queen’ Editorial

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Numéro Magazine has found itself in the middle of a racially-charged firestorm after using a highly bronzed white model in one of its fashion editorials entitled “African Queen.”

In the spread, Ondria Hardin, a 16-year-old, blond-haired, blue-eyed model is seen with darkened skin, striking a pose for the glossy. The Huffington Post reached out to the magazine for comment and received the following statement Wednesday morning via email:

Read the email from Numéro and a separate one from the photographer at BlackVoices.