Abramovich’s Girlfriend Says Sorry for Racist Chair Photo

Picture of Dasha Zhukova sitting on "black woman chair" went viral on Martin Luther King Day

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The girlfriend of billionaire Russian oil oligarch Roman Abramovich has apologized after a photo of her sitting on a chair that looks like a half-naked black woman went viral on Martin Luther King Day.

Dasha Zhukova, 32, was pictured on fashion website Buro 24/7 sitting on the shocking seat for an article about her magazine Garage, reports the U.K. Mirror.

The former model has two children with Abramovich, who is also chairman of English soccer club Chelsea F.C. “I utterly abhor racism, and would like to apologize to anyone who has been offended by this image,” said Zhukova.

The picture has received a barrage of abuse on social media.



If it had been a black woman sitting on a white-woman chair, would the same fuss have arisen?


@time_commenter @KevinRyan What is the point, that someone gets "offended" and shes a raciest. Yeah she was probably picked because she was black and because she was a woman , so shes a raciest and a sexist right. Or maybe they just wanted the picture to look good. Please KR enlighten us on the point, because to me, it looks like the point is that society is a bunch on children pointing their fingers on the school yard, it needs to grow up.