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The Project’s Carrie Bickmore makes awkward mistake introducing Adut Akech

‘I told her I stuff up all the time!’ The Project’s Carrie Bickmore makes awkward mistake introducing model Adut Akech who is at the centre of racial controversy

Australian supermodel Adut Akech was confused for another model by Who Magazine this week, sparking a racial controversy. 

And on Tuesday, the 19-year-old appeared on The Project, with host Carrie Bickmore stumbling as she introduced her. 

‘Our next guest, Adut Akech is fast becoming one of the world’s most…’ Carrie began before flubbing the next line. 

'I told her I stuff up all the time!' The Project's Carrie Bickmore (right) made an awkward mistake introducing model Adut Akech on Tuesday. Pictured with Waleed Aly

‘I told her I stuff up all the time!’ The Project’s Carrie Bickmore (right) made an awkward mistake introducing model Adut Akech on Tuesday. Pictured with Waleed Aly 

‘One of the world’s most… world’s most… recognisable faces!’ she finally completed her sentence. 

Pointing towards her guest, a flustered Carrie quickly said: ‘I just told her I stuff up all the time! See! I just did!’

Adut seemed amused, and held her hand to her heart as she laughed along with the host. 

Awkard: 'Our next guest, Adut Akech is fast becoming one of the world's most...' Carrie began before flubbing the next line. Pointing towards her guest, a flustered Carrie quickly said, ' I just told her I stuff up all the time! See! I just did!'

Awkard: ‘Our next guest, Adut Akech is fast becoming one of the world’s most…’ Carrie began before flubbing the next line. Pointing towards her guest, a flustered Carrie quickly said, ‘ I just told her I stuff up all the time! See! I just did!’

All in her stride: Adut seemed amused, and held her hand to her heart as she laughed along with the host

All in her stride: Adut seemed amused, and held her hand to her heart as she laughed along with the host

The model discussed the Who magazine controversy, telling the panel: ‘I felt disrespected and insulted of course.  

‘How does this happen? How do you mix up two people who look nothing alike? It’s not my first time having this type of incident. 

‘It happened a couple of years ago. I kept quiet about that. And this time I feel like this issue here is bigger than me. And it needs to stop. This should not be happening,’ she added.   

Controversy:  The Australian supermodel was confused for another model by Who Magazine this week, sparking a racial controversy

Controversy:  The Australian supermodel was confused for another model by Who Magazine this week, sparking a racial controversy 

Model Flavia Lazarus was actually pictured

Supermodel Adut Akech spoke of her disappointment about the blunder

Incorrect: Model Flavia Lazarus (left) was published in the magazine when they meant to share pictures of Adut Akech (right) who they interviewed 

The South Sudan-born model was interviewed by Who magazine and discussed the issue of race, and how people view refugees. 

Her quotes were featured alongside pictures of another woman.

Fellow African model Flavia Lazarus was the model who was accidentally pictured in the story, which was published in the magazine earlier this week.

Response: The magazine has since apologised to both models, who labelled the mix up as 'embarrassing' and 'hurtful'. Akech told The Daily Telegraph the apology wouldn't 'undo anything'. Pictured in 2018

Response: The magazine has since apologised to both models, who labelled the mix up as ’embarrassing’ and ‘hurtful’. Akech told The Daily Telegraph the apology wouldn’t ‘undo anything’. Pictured in 2018  

The magazine has since apologised to both models, who labelled the mix up as ’embarrassing’ and ‘hurtful’. 

Akech told The Daily Telegraph the apology wouldn’t ‘undo anything’.

‘It is racist but obviously I know it was not intentional. It was a mistake that wasn’t supposed to happen,’ she said.   

Star: Akech has modelled for some of the biggest brands in the world, including Prada, Miu Miu, Tom Ford and Valentino

Star: Akech has modelled for some of the biggest brands in the world, including Prada, Miu Miu, Tom Ford and Valentino

Daily Mail UK

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