Cindy Crawford’s Instagram page incorrectly tagged supermodel Iman instead of Beverly Johnson in a picture celebrating
DailyMail.com understands that it was not Cindy herself that made the error, but a member of her social media team – however, eagle-eyed fans were quick to point out the snafu which was then swiftly corrected.
The 55-year-old supermodel’s post attempted to pay homage to the women in the industry which made her a household name as she shared a throwback with a host of models – including Johnson, who was initially tagged as Iman.
Oh no: Cindy Crawford’s Instagram post incorrectly tagged Iman instead of Beverly Johnson in a picture celebrating International Women’s Day on Monday morning
She stood alongside Linda Evangelista, Lauren Hutton, Beverly Johnston, Christy Turlington Burns and Naomi Campbell.
‘Where would I be without strong women in my life?’ Crawford captioned the snap. ‘Today we celebrate all the fearless women who paved the way for us — and our daughters.’
Instagram user @BriaHuff was quick to point out: ‘That is not Iman. That is Beverly Johnson.’
Many followers caught on to the massive mistake as Frank Menden noted, ‘That’s Beverly Johnson, not Iman!’
Whoops: But eagle-eyed fans noticed that Cindy’s post had marked Beverly’s picture with Iman’s name, sparking a war of words online on a day meant to uplift and encourage women around the world
She knows the handle: Cindy’s previously posted about having a real ‘girl crush moment’ when she ran into Iman in New York city, and correctly tagged the supermodel on her Instagram account, @The_Real_Iman
Nearly an hour after posting the photo with the tag of Iman, Cindy’s post was updated to reflect the new tag with Beverly’s name, and deleted a host of comments.
Cindy’s previously posted about having a real ‘girl crush moment’ when she ran into Iman in New York city, and correctly tagged the supermodel on her Instagram account, @The_Real_Iman.
The women have been mainstays in the industry for decades having ruled the runways as the most influential faces of the ’90s.
Model behavior: The women have been mainstays in the industry for decades having ruled the runways as the most influential faces of the ’90s; Cindy and Beverly seen in 1990
Johnson famously ushered in a new era for Vogue as the first Black model to star on its cover in August 1974.
‘Forty-six years after my Vogue cover, I want to move from being an icon to an iconoclast and continue fighting the racism and exclusion that have been an ugly part of the beauty business for far too long,’ Johnson told the
In an interview with
In a wide-ranging piece, Johnson revealed she first experienced racism when she was ’12 or 13′ as white neighborhood kids threw bottles and yelled the N-word at her when she would ride her bike. (Beverly grew up in Buffalo, New York.)
Last year, her former publicist accused Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour of being rude to his supermodel client, adding how hard he had to work to score his client an invite to Vogue’s 100th anniversary party in 1992.
Hester said that Johnson was nearly snubbed at the 1992 bash, in an interview with PageSix. ‘Beverly made history as the first African American model to grace the cover of Vogue and they refused to invite her,’ he said.
Legend: Johnson famously ushered in a new era for Vogue as the first Black model to star on its cover in August 1974