NOT Lupita Nyong’o
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Updated Tuesday, May 19, 3:22 p.m. EDT: According to an email from Cosmopolitan, the photo was sourced from a photo agency that misidentified Lupita Nyong’o. It has since removed the photo.


Someone, please get the people behind Cosmopolitan's Twitter account a pair of eyeglasses, because apparently they can’t tell Lupita Nyong’o apart from other random black women.

On Monday the magazine tweeted out the following photo of a dark-skinned woman in a bikini that was taken in Cannes, France:

If you were to take a quick glance, maybe, just maybe, you’d think it was the award-winning actress from 12 Years a Slave, but even those on Twitter attempted to inform the magazine that it wasn’t.


Just like the last tweet above, apparently we all do look alike. And to make matters worse, the photo is still being displayed on Cosmo’s account.

Now, all it takes is a simple Google image search to find out that the woman in the photo isn’t Nyong’o. Apparently, Cosmopolitan took the word of a random French gossip site, which probably also thinks all black people look alike, and snatched the photo of the random woman from its site.


Not Lupita Nyong’o in a bathing suit:

Lupita Nyong’o in a bathing suit:

It’s getting hard to keep up with Cosmo’s social media fails.