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Elle Magazine Mistake: Magazine Mixes Up 2 Black Actresses in Instagram Post

Travelers Today       By    Katie McFadden

Updated: Jan 25, 2013 05:27 PM EST

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Elle Magazine mistook actress Danai Gurira from “The Walking Dead,” but they identified her as Nene Leakes from “The Real Housewives Of Atlanta.”(Photo : Instagram)

Elle Magazine made a mistake on their Instagram account which some were not too happy about.  The Elle Magazine Instagram account incorrectly identified a black actress, which some deemed as racist.

Elle Magazine posted a photo of actress Danai Gurira from "The Walking Dead," but they identified her as Nene Leakes from "The Real Housewives Of Atlanta" in the caption. The caption read, "#NeNeLeakes looking gorgeous in #alexanderwang and @hot diamonds #ellewitv," and the mistake instantly caught the attention of many who weren't too pleased.

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Many were highly offended by the mistake, mostly because of the race of the two actresses.

"Wow highly disappointed! Its bad enough that black actresses and black women in general are almost invisible in Hollywood and fashion, now a major fashion publication cannot seem to tell them apart. A huge fail Elle! But with that I'll 'chuck' one up to 'Everyone makes mistakes' - we all do" Instagram user "chiclovestyle" commented on the photo.

"I guess all black women look alike huh??" user "thelovelythings" posted on Instagram.

The caption was eventually removed at Elle was notified of the mistake. The wrote a response, saying "Apologies-clearly someone on our team needs glasses! The fabulous Danai Gurira looking stunning as ever!"

Despite the apologies, the damage was already done as other users took to Twitter to criticize Elle's mistake.






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