Australian magazine Who is under fire tonight for running a picture of the wrong African chick alongside an interview with model Adut Akech.
According to incensed teh ghey guys on Twitter, there was no excuse for this. Akech is kind of a big deal, having been on literally every magazine cover in the world. Or has she? LOL
Akech herself is just as upset. On Instagram, she remarked that this wouldn't have happened to a white chick. Also, she'd like to know what Who magazine has done for her lately.
The weird thing about it is, the girl whose picture they ran, Flavia Lazarus, doesn't look anything like Adut Akech.
Even if you don't spend enough time around African models to be able to distinguish between them, in much the same way that it can be difficult for an American to tell two Asians apart, it should have been obvious from the fact that they don't even have the same haircut.
Akech has a short afro, known as the Little Brother, while Lazarus has a bald Caesar, which is called the Skee Ball. I could have broken that down for them, but they probably don't employ any black people behind the camera.
They may have thought that Akech buzzed her 'fro for some other shoot and let it grow back, not realizing that black women's hair can't just spontaneously generate like that. That's part of the reason they don't want you to touch it.