Amelia Hamlin defended herself after fans on social media accused her of “black fishing” in a recent post.
The 19-year-old daughter of “Housewives” star Lisa Rinna and actor Harry Hamlin posted a series of photos on Instagram where her skin tone appeared several shades darker than her natural complexion.
“Whiplash made me like …” he captioned the photos. Followers noted that her complexion appeared unnatural and manipulated.
“Blackfishing” is a term that refers to someone who intentionally modifies their appearance to appear black or racially ambiguous.
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“I am receiving a lot of comments regarding my last photo. I have been told that I am ‘black fishing’. Thank you all for educating me on this subject. I recently went on vacation in the sun and with my Italian heritage I tan very easily”, wrote the model in her Stories.
“There is no self tanner involved. Or the intention to look darker than my natural skin color,” Hamlin explained. “I had a lot of fun creating this look with no intention of malice or offense,”
Hamlin has since disabled the comment section.
The vacation she is referring to was her recent trip to Miami, Florida, with her supposed boyfriend Scott Disick, 37. They have reportedly been dating since October.
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Disick shared three children with his ex-girlfriend, Kourtney Kardashian.