An image of Dasha Zhukova sitting on a chair made to look like a half-naked black woman was published on fashion website Buro 24/7 on Martin Luther King Day to illustrate an unrelated interview about the former model’s new magazine, Garage.
The picture caused widespread anger after it began to circulate.
“This is incredibly racist,” Organising for Women’s Liberation tweeted after discovering the pictures.
While Musa Okwonga wrote: “The slave chair is the perfect metaphor for how black women are treated by the fashion industry.”
Alex Tunzelmann added: “Even in the grim, tasteless world of fashion photography, this revolting racists image published on MLK Day! – stands out.”
Zhukova quickly deleted the image from her Instagram page after she was met with a barrage of irate comments while Buro later cropped out the chair in the picture. Neither party could be reached for comment.
Whoever approved this should have known it wouldn’t go over too well. What are your thoughts?