The Lightest and Darkest skin colour. Human Diversity is amazing.
The photograph of two men appears online frequently, especially on image sharing websites, claiming that it shows the lightest and darkest human skin colours in the world, and that human diversity is amazing. Yes, human diversity is certainly amazing, but the claims associated with the photograph are not facts as such.
The two models pictured in the striking photograph are Papis Loveday and Shaun Ross. The photograph was a part of 2011 editorial titled ‘Out of Circulation’ from CHAOS Magazine’s The Wicked Issue. The photograph was shot by Rebecca Latchfield and the models were styled by Alexis Knox. But as you can infer from the below picture showing genuine photographs of Shaun Ross and Papis Loveday, the extreme light and dark skin colours of the models are not real. Moreover, on the stylist Alexis Knox’s website alexisknox.com, you can see her applying make up to Papis Loveday, and another photograph shows Shaun Ross not as white as he appears in the photograph in question. Shown in the video are few glimpses from the photo shoot for CHAOS magazine.
So the claim that the photograph shows lightest and darkest human skin colours in the world is a hoax; the models have applied make up for a magazine’s photo shoot.
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