March 2, 2018
With the use of 3D imaging, Wilson created the dark-skinned model and built an Instagram feed of professional-looking, model photos featuring her dark skin and highlighting her strong facial features. The digitally-made model’s following skyrocketed after a picture of her wearing Rihanna‘s Fenty Beauty lipstick was reposted by the makeup line and went viral.
As much as I appreciate art I detest the fact that the minute dark skin is finally glamourized by the mainstream media a white man finds a way to commericalize & capitalize off it. Black skin is not a trend. Black skin is not a toy. Black women even more not so. #Shudu #FreeShudu pic.twitter.com/pu79IGcU1s
— Sonia Pratt (@adrianette_) February 28, 2018
A white photographer figured out a way to profit off of black women without ever having to pay one. Now pls, tell me how our economic system is in no way built on and quite frankly reliant on racism and misogyny 🤧🤔 https://t.co/k7tDc7cXLL
— ur local sweetheart✨💛✨ (@hodayum) February 27, 2018
What Cameron-James Wilson did sounds wild until you think about how his ancestors never saw black people as human. Of course he’d think he could make virtual versions of us and profit #Shudu https://t.co/WBXyBH2176
— Daryaaa (@DaryaNicc) March 1, 2018