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There is racism and there is observation. In South Africa, there are photos of a baby being circulated and there are people calling him the world’s darkest baby. This, of course, is an unofficial rumour and there is no official confirmation for the same. There are reports that the baby’s name has been registered in the Guinness book of World Records. Those reports again, were quashed recently. Also Read - Adil Rashid Confirms Racism Allegations Against Michael Vaughan, Backs Azeem Rafiq's Accusation on Former England Captain During Yorkshire Days
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Humans continue to be fascinated with colour, height weight etc and this baby’s photo has simply played along to that narrative. This photo has evoked a lot of intrigue amongst netizens. Meanwhile, there are photos of another baby, a two-year-old who is still learning how to walk that has also made a lot of noise online.
Certain sections say that this baby is registered as the darkest in the world. Only time will tell how much these reports are true. There are even rumours of the baby being a photoshopped exhibit. Will the world’s darkest baby please stand up…or simply appear to lend clarity to this battle for ‘darkness’ please.