Fayetteville model comes under fire for posing in blackface

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Ondria Hardin in the March issue of Numero (WTVD photo)

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. –A Fayetteville model is receiving backlash after she posed in blackface for a magazine spread, WTVD reports.

16-year-old Ondria Hardin appeared in the magazine Numero’s March issue wearing what appears to be blackface with the title, “African Queen.”

Hardin’s family says she was simply doing her job and had no idea of the spread’s title.
“It is not even something that comes to light in our world. Therefore, she has no way of creating an issue because she’s never had any training for that. It’s never been a part of her lifestyle. Never been a part of her. I’m out of words,” her grandfather told WTVD.

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