Amelia Hamlin responded to accusations of “blackfishing” after a collection of images she shared on social media sparked controversy.
On Feb. 25, the mannequin shared a collection of images of herself to Instagram. Within the pics, she is sporting her hair in a protracted skinny braid, and her pores and skin tone seems a number of shades darker than in her different latest images. She captioned the publish, “whiplash received me like….”
Although the 19 yr previous’s feedback at the moment are turned off for this publish, she took to her Instagram Story to share that she acquired damaging feedback in regards to the images, which accused her of “blackfishing.” The time period “blackfishing” refers to when non-Black people use hair or make-up to create the look of sure options that make them look Black or extra racially ambiguous. On this case, it was Amelia’s darkened complexion that made some query her intentions.
The star, who’s courting Scott Disick, wrote on her Story, “im receiving plenty of feedback with reference to my newest photograph. I’m being informed that I’m ‘black fishing’ – thanks all for educating me on this subject. I lately went on trip within the solar, and with my Italian heritage I tan very simply.”