– Written By @DanielleBTV
South Sudanese-Australian supermodel Adut Akech took to Instagram to share her anger and disappointment after a major Australian magazine published an article about her, but with the image of a different black model.
#AdutAkech shared that ‘Who Magazine (Australia)’ published a feature article about her, and in the article, she spoke about how people view refugees and peoples attitude to color in general. The feature took place ahead of Melbourne Fashion Week. However, the magazine published a large photo of a different black model, Flavia Lazarus, who was mistaken as Akech.
Akech told her 498,000 IG followers, “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.”
The supermodel said, “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.”
Akech stated that ‘Who Magazine’ did apologize to her, but she felt the need to “publicly address the issue.”
In August, Akech was featured on three Vogue covers, for British Vogue, Vogue Japan, and Vogue Germany and all at the same time.