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Photographer Gets Accused Of Racism After His Perfect Black Model ‘Shudu’ Gets Instagram Famous

Published 7 months ago

A 28-year-old-self-taught British photographer named Cameron-James Wilson has created an absolutely gorgeous Instagram model Shudu Gram. Even though everyone praises this stunning dark-skinned model, there is one thing – she doesn’t exist. Being a digital artist that Wilson is, he managed to create a lifelike model that embodies his idea of beauty. As Wilson says himself, “Shudu represents what I’ve always seen as beautiful, but something I don’t see often enough. Although there’s a slight change happening now, more people need to question, what really is beautiful.”

His message of empowerment hasn’t been accepted by everyone, some people online have blamed Wilson for spreading racism and misogyny by saying that he should hire a real dark-skinned model and pay her instead of creating a surreal one.

Wilsons reaction to these accusations remains calm, in an interview with Isiuwa Igodan he says that his main goal was to create the most beautiful woman he could imagine but now it has become a message of empowerment and inclusivity. According to him, ”The point is really that I’m doing something I love. I love technology, Sci-fi films, gaming, CGI movies like Final Fantasy, Shudu is just everything I’m passionate about brought together. She embodies the best parts of the things that inspire me”.

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 Shudu Gram is an Instagram model with more than 57 thousand followers

Her flawless skin and amazing facial features have been praised online

But lately, she generated even more buzz around her

And it is not about her beauty

It’s because of the fact that she’s not actually a real model

Shudu Gram was actually created by Cameron-James Wilson, a self-taught photographer from Great Britain

He says that at first, his goal was to create the most beautiful woman he can imagine

He managed to create her by teaching himself 3D

According to him, “Shudu represents what I’ve always seen as beautiful, but something I don’t see often enough,”

“Shudu is just everything I’m passionate about brought together”

“She embodies the best parts of the things that inspire me”

“Shudu is coming from the other direction”

“She’s a fantasy trying to break through into reality and I have plans to help her do so”

Even though the artist claims he wanted to spread the message of empowerment and inclusivity

There was a huge backlash surrounding this Instagram page

Some people accused the photographer of racism

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Others, though, were standing behind the photographer and his art

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