Amelia Hamlin Responds to ‘Blackfishing’ Accusations

Model Amelia Hamlin received backlash from fans for ‘blackfishing’ in a recent Instagram post. The 19-year-old took to her Insta story shortly after to offer an explanation to these accusations.

The Post

“Whiplash got me like ….” reads the caption of Hamlin’s post . It features three photos of Hamlin sporting a tight braid, a rust-coloured top and a matching manicure.

In the post, Hamlin’s complexion is several shades darker than her natural skin tone.

After receiving a slew of negative attention, she quickly disabled comments but decided to leave the post up nonetheless.

The Explanation

“I am being told that I am ‘Black fishing’ – thank you all for educating me on this topic.” Hamlin wrote on her Insta story shortly after. Hamlin explained that she had been unknowingly engaging in this problematic trend.

“With my Italian heritage I tan very easily. There is no self tanner involved,” she clarified.

The young star had recently returned from a “vacation to the sun” with current boyfriend Scott Disick. The couple have made many headlines for their staggering 18-year age difference but seem to be unbothered by it, reportedly going strong.

Hamlin maintained that she “had a lot of fun creating this look with no malice intention or offense.” The model stressed that it was an honest misstep.

Past Controversies

This is not the first time that Hamlin’s posts have irked her followers on the ‘gram.

Last month, she posed in a lacy white lingerie set and found herself on the receiving end of sharp judgement.

“So young and already can def tell she’s gotten work done on herself, smh. Shame” wrote a user.

Commenters were quick to compare her to Disick’s ex in-laws, saying that Hamlin was “trying her hardest to look like a Kardashian.” 

While Hamlin did not respond to any of the plastic surgery accusations, her mother, “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Lisa Rinna was quick to hop to her defense, asking haters to back down.

What are your thoughts on the Amelia’s “blackfishing” response? Drop a comment below and let us know!

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