An incredibly problematic scene from
the hit early-2000s TV show “America’s
Next Top Model” is currently going viral.
with many users asking how it could have
possibly made it to air in the first place.
A clip of a 2005 episode from the show’s fourth
cycle, depicts ANTM’s creative director Jay
Manuel explaining the gist of a modeling challenge.
where the competing women had
to “swap” races for a photoshoot
with the help of a makeup artist.
Christina, a white woman, is told she
will portray an “east Indian woman,” .
while Tiffany, a Black woman, is told
to “be Native American,” and so on.
TikTokers greeted the clip with disgust as well as
shock that so many people must have approved
the concept in order for it to make it to television.
“Who approved this,” said another. “I can’t
believe this happened,” commented a third