January Jones Deletes Instagram Pic Featuring Tribal Adolescents As Photo Is Branded As Racist

January Jones has deleted a photo on Instagram after receiving an online backlash. The 36-year-old actress had posted a Throwback Thursday image of her first modelling gig, featuring her in a tribal-inspired jumper, flanked by two shirtless adolescents of African descent.

However, the Mad Men star has now replaced it with a picture of her standing by herself in a knit sweater, explaining: 'I had to swap my #tbt pics because I was receiving to (sic) many negative comments and assumptions.'

She added: 'This forum should be a happy and fun place i have no patience for hate' preceded by a hashtag.

Jones deleted the first image around two hours after posting it following a rash of comments branding it 'racist'.

It also appeared some of the comments were removed by Jones before she took the step of posting a replacement photograph.

One commentator, called khiyarakrige, wrote: 'Why are my comments about your racist ad being racist being deleted?'

Another Instagram user, named einarragnarjonsson, commented on the picture: 'The representation of naked black women, amidst a white fully-clothed female "model" is problematic.

‘It’s not racist in that it’s discriminatory, but it follows a long history of animalizing black people in relation to (chaste, pure) white womanhood.

'Also the wording of the catalogue is not doing it any favors ("unexpected arrangement of colors" is hopefully not an intentional racial remark.)'

Jones had captioned the image: ‘I finally found it! #tbt to my first paid "modeling" gig for a knitting magazine in South Dakota. #nailedit’

The replacement photo appears to be an ad for the same knitting magazine, wearing a different outfit and carrying a tribal basket under her arm.


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