Model Sophie Applegarth Wore Blackface To ‘Praise’ Venus and Serena Williams

Here are some ways to honor your favorite sports stars: Buy a jersey with their name on it. Create an Instagram account dedicated to their athletic feats. Build a shrine to them in the back of your closet. Ways to honor them do not include evoking historically racist symbols. Judging from Australian model Sophie Applegarth’s blackface photos, in which she and two unidentified women painted their skin darker for a sports star-themed pool party, she must have missed that memo. Bustle has reached out to Applegarth for comment and did not receive a response by time of publication.

Original Source: An Australian Model Wore Blackface To A Party & People Are Outraged