A UK black women's beauty magazine is apologizing for accidentally putting a glamour shot of a white woman on their cover. According to The Washington Post, an editor for Blackhair says she didn't realize at the time that the woman pictured has no black ancestry.
Meanwhile, the woman pictured took to social media to beg for forgiveness and verbally beat herself to a pulp for committing the grievous sin of "cultural appropriation."
Model Emily Bador wrote on Instagram, "I would deeply and sincerely like to apologise to every one for this, and black women especially. I would like to clarify, I believe this shoot is from when I was around 15 and didn't understand cultural appropriation or the impact it has on POC [people of color]. I was uneducated, which obviously is no excuse, ignorant and immature."
She explained that because she grew up in a very white city, she was obviously clueless about "how often [black women] are persecuted for their hair" and did not realize at the time that she was being extremely "Eurocentric" by copying their hairstyle for the photo shoot.
After repeatedly expressing how sorry she was, she assured her fans that "I'm so glad I've educated myself and surrounded my self with people to teach me what is right and wrong" so I don't make this mistake again.
Then, after apologizing several more times, she then apologized in advance for anything potentially offensive she may have said in her apology. Liberal commenters praised Bador and the magazine for apologizing for their errors.
This incident brings to mind Rachel Dolezal, a blonde white woman from Montana who passed herself off as a black woman and became the NAACP president in Spokane, Washington. She, too, was blasted by the Left for her transformation.
It does beg the question, why are people who try to switch genders praised while those who attempt the much smaller transition of changing races/ethnicities excoriated?