Henry Cavill’s girlfriend responds to accusations of cultural appropriation caused by a resurfaced photograph.
In a photo widely shared on Twitter, Natalie Viscuso was pictured wearing East African tribal outfit, while her neck was darker in color from the neck down.
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Speaking to Daily mail, the former reality TV star explained that the image was from a 2008 TV show in Namibia.
“First of all, I would like to say that I am sorry if this image that is surfacing has caused an offense,” she began. “This is a 2008 photo for a TV show in Namibia. TThe tribe I lived with painted my skin as part of an initiation ceremony and acceptance of their culture.
Viscuso continued, “Never in a million years did I think it would be offensive, in fact I felt honored that they initiated me. However, with the lessons we are all learning in today’s climate, it is important that I recognize that this is potentially damaging. My deepest and most sincere apologies.
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Cavill and Viscuso made their relationship official on Instagram in April 2021.
The “Superman” actor recently told fans he was “very happy in love and in life,” while also addressing the social media animosity.
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“I would be extremely grateful if you were happy with me. If you can’t bring yourself to be happy with me then at least try to make yourself proud and be the best version of yourself, ”he wrote on Instagram.