Richard Williams (left) and film star Will Smith, who is slated to play him in the biopic “King Richard”. Photos: AP

‘Colourism’ row: is Will Smith black enough to play tennis dad Richard Williams?

  • The father of tennis stars Serena and Venus Williams will be the subject of a Hollywood film
  • But the casting of Will Smith to play the darker-skinned Richard Williams has sparked a backlash over ‘colourism’
Topic |   Racism

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Richard Williams (left) and film star Will Smith, who is slated to play him in the biopic “King Richard”. Photos: AP
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Two of the covers of the debut edition of Vogue Hong Kong, featuring Chinese model Fei Fei Sun (left) and Sun with Gigi Hadid.

Instagram backlash over first Vogue Hong Kong cover featuring Gigi Hadid, accused in China of racism

  • Magazine posted first cover online, featuring Chinese model Fei Fei Sun and Hadid, but took down image of the latter after a flood of negative comments
  • Picturing Sun in Chanel haute couture may also put sister publication Vogue China’s nose out of joint; its April cover has Sun in a very similar Chanel outfit
Topic |   Fashion in Hong Kong and China

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Two of the covers of the debut edition of Vogue Hong Kong, featuring Chinese model Fei Fei Sun (left) and Sun with Gigi Hadid.
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