Subscribe Now

travelers today

Home » Trending News

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

Text Size: A A A

elle
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.

Share This Story

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.

 


 

 


 

 

© 2014 Traverlers Today, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.
Join Our Conversation

ADVERTISEMENT

Travel Tips

Traveling with Liquids

Travel Hacks: Traveling with Liquids

Liquids can be one of the trickiest parts of packing for a flight, especially if you are bringing a carryon. Either they are over the limit, or they leak in your bag. Whatever the reason they seem to be a nuisance.

Subscribe to our newsletter

Receive the latest travel news, reviews, and more..

Want more Travel?

Most Popular

Holiday Getaway

Why You Should Head To Europe For Your Next Holiday Getaway!

Thinking of traveling this Thanksgiving and Christmas season? But afraid spending much too much over your next last-minute getaway? Here are some of the best tips to follow if you intend to save much while enjoying the perfect European holiday getaway.

New York Pot Arrests

New York Pot Arrests: New Policy Promotes Summonses Instead Of Arrests Since Officers Want To Focus On Other Crimes

New York pot arrests are going to be different this time around after a few changes on the city's marijuana policy have been made.

USS Ross Sailors Attacked By Turkey Youth Union In Istanbul

USS Ross Sailors Attacked By Turkish Mob In Istanbul, Bags Placed Over Heads?

USS Ross sailors attacked by about 20 political activists happened in Istanbul Wednesday. Members of the Turkish Youth Union hurled objects at them, chased the three men and at one point, placed a bag over one of the heads of the USS Ross sailors attacked.

Pack of street dogs

Pack of Dogs Responsible For Wyoming Woman’s Tragic Death

Pack of dogs named responsible to a death in Wyoming on Wednesday.

Napoleon Bonaparte's bicorne hat.

Napoleon Hat $2.4 Million Sold To South Korean Collector; Famous Chapeau Of Napoleon Bonaparte Estimated To Sell At $500K Was Purchased For More Than $2M

Napoleon hat $2.4 million was sold at a recent action. A collector from South Korea, whose identity has not been revealed, purchased the famous chapeau.

White marble statue on tomb of Frederic Chopin (1810-1849), composer and Polish pianist. Bronze statue of Dominique Vivant Denon (1747-1825), engraver, writer, French administrator. Pere Lachaise Cemetery in Paris, France.

Chopin’s Heart Exhumed Secretly? Returned to Warsaw Church for another 50 Years

Chopin Heart Exhumed – The heart Chopin of the iconic composer, Frederic Chopin, has reportedly been secured in a jar of liquor in Poland for 155 years. Chopin’s heart was exhumed recently in order for experts to ensure that the alcohol had not evaporated before they return the organ to its final resting place.

Over 700 Sickened By Virus On Cruise Ship

Crown Princess Norovirus Update: 172 Confirmed Infected, Second Infection This Year

Crown Princess Norovirus update – For the second time this year, another Crown Princess Cruise ship has fallen victim to the Norovirus. After just six months since the first infection spread in one Crown Princess Cruise ship, a second cruise has been infected with 172 people confirmed to be carrying the virus.

Brooklyn Bridge

Brooklyn Bridge Climber Arrested And Charged With Criminal Trespass And Reckless Endangerment; French Tourist States He Was Only Trying To Get Sweeping Photos Of The City

Brooklyn Bridge climber arrested on Monday. The French tourist was charged with reckless endangerment and criminal trespass.

Jekyll Island Resort

Relax Where the Rich Once Played: Jekyll Island

Located in the on the southeastern coat of Georgia is Jekyll Island, a small island retreat nestled in the marshes that the south is known for. While some people have made their permanent home here, the island feels isolated. With few hotels and no major city center, Jekyll Island is the perfect get away spot.

Find Us on Facebook

travelers today

© Copyright 2014 Travelers Today All Rights Reserved.

Subscribe to our newsletter
Real Time Analytics