It’s incredible what we can do with technology nowadays. As technology advances, there is one question that continues to arise: “Are we going too far?”
The question resurfaced with this model, Shudu.
Shudu has over 41K followers on Instagram. She gained popularity after Fenty Beauty posted a picture of her wearing their Saw-C lipstick. This quickly increased her followers and made her Instagram famous. Hands down, she is gorgeous and nearly perfect. There’s just one flaw – she’s fake.
London-based photographer, Cameron-James Wilson created the digital model and revealed to Bazaar that she’s a CGI (computer-generated imagery.)
“Basically Shudu is my creation, she’s my art piece that I am working on at the moment,” Wilson explains to BAAZAR. “She is not a real model, unfortunately, but she represents a lot of the real models of today. There’s a big kind of movement with dark skin models, so she represents them and is inspired by them.”
Some people question why he didn’t hire a black model.
He tried to aid the growth of black models by replacing them with technology? 🌚 https://t.co/vgznqWz91N
— Simphiwe (@SimphiweSound) February 28, 2018
First of all, the Black community is not a "trend"
Second of all, just shoot with a real Black model??? Why does this exist. https://t.co/QDKtKisUoY
— crocodile (@pairating) February 28, 2018
Ok. The point still remains that it is indeed a BLACK 3D model when there are REAL BLACK women who desire and work for the exposure but yet here we are. Used for our looks rather than helping us. pic.twitter.com/SVXQ9ScZLh
— hoe. why is you here? (@imsofetch_) February 28, 2018
While others didn’t see a problem with it.
I see nothing wrong with someone creating his own thing . Backlashing him won’t do anything. Let him live biko
— blachiment d’argent (@Bornin_hd) February 28, 2018
this doesn’t have anything to do with race. it has to do with technology advancing. we should be happy. he could have used a white digital model .
— who¿ (@sirajanaze) February 28, 2018
Okay. I understand people think he's appropriating people and his wording choice was poor, but take a minute to actually look at what he's achieved. Normally, any kind of 3D model made to look like a human comes off with a creepy vibe, yet this one doesn't. She's gorgeous.
— 𝖈𝖍𝖊𝖑𝖑𝖊 (𝘤𝘩𝘪𝘤𝘬𝘦𝘯 𝘸/ 𝘢 𝘬𝘯𝘪𝘧𝘦) (@bloonoot) March 1, 2018
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