Tyra Banks puts America's Next Top Model contestants Nicole Fox, Laura Kirkpatrick in blackface

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Just weeks after supermodel Lara Stone posed in blackface for French Vogue and an Australian sketch comedy group parodied the Jackson Five in blackface, models on the latest episode of Tyra Banks' America's Next Top Model appeared in blackface for a photo shoot challenge.

On Wednesday's episode of "ANTM" cycle 13, Banks asked the six remaining contestants to pose as "hapa" or women from mixed cultural backgrounds in a sugar cane field in Hawaii.

"What happens when men and women from different places come together? Babies! Lots of babies that are from different cultures. A mix. Hapa. Hapa means half in Hawaiian," Banks explained.

The red-headed and fair skinned Nicole Fox was transformed into "Malagasy and Japanese," and southern blond Laura Kirkpatrick, whose pale skin was sunburned from the Maui sun, was made to look "Mexican and Greek." Offering inspiration, Tyra told bleached blond Erin Wagner, who was made up to look "Tibetan, like the Dali Lama, and Egyption" to, "Think about the people in Egypt and what they've been through!"

The shoot has the media calling foul.

"Tyra crossed the fine line from tasteless over to offensive when she put the remaining six contestants in ethnic garb and gave them biracial identities," wrote Gazelle Emami at the Huffington Post. "Call it what you want, but that's basically a euphemism for putting them in blackface."

On Entertainment Weekly's PopWatch blog, Margaret Lyons wrote that the "real" challenge for the six models was "Acting like there's nothing socially charged at all about race-as-costume!" and at AOL, a recap of the episode ran under the headline "Tyra Banks Puts 'Top Models' in Blackface. When Did This Become OK?"

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