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Amelia Hamlin Turns Off Instagram Comments After Being Accused of 'Blackfishing' in Latest Post

Amelia Hamlin Turns Off Instagram Comments After Being Accused of 'Blackfishing' in Latest Post

Amelia Hamlin is reacting to claims of “blackfishing” in her latest Instagram post.

The 19-year-old model posted a series of photos on Thursday (February 25) with tanned skin and her hair in a long thin braid.

Commenters accused Amelia of “blackfishing”, a practice where non-Black people use hair or makeup to make themselves appear Black or racially ambiguous.

She responded to the claims on her Instagram stories, writing, “im receiving a lot of comments in regards to my latest photo. I am being told that I am ‘black fishing’ – thank you all for educating me on this topic. I recently went on vacation in the sun, and with my Italian heritage I tan very easily.”

“There is no self tanner involved. Or intention of looking darker than my own natural skin color. I had a lot of fun creating this look with no malice intention or offense,” she continued.

After posting the message, Amelia kept the original photos up but turned the comments on the post off.

Amelia was recently spotted on a night out in Miami with her boyfriend Scott Disick. Click here to see the pics!

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