2020 Australian Open - Day 3
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Ukrainian tennis star Dayana Yastremska recently deleted images from a photoshoot she shared on social media that featured her partially in blackface. On Thursday, she called the photos “misunderstood,” but ultimately defended her decision to share them.

The No. 25 ranked tennis star added that she “doesn’t consider it as blackface” and “had only good intentions.” In the four erased photos, Yastremska had half of her body and face black.

“Earlier today I posted pictures that I thought would spread a message of equality,” Yastremska tweeted. “It clearly did not and has been misunderstood. I have been warned about the negative impact but I did not — and…

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