Jesinta Franklin 'hires full-time manager' after blackash over her comments on ...

Jesinta Franklin 'hires full-time manager' after blackash over her comments on ...
Jesinta Franklin 'hires full-time manager' after blackash over her comments on ...

Jesinta Franklin suffered backlash after she said the Cleo Smith case wouldn't have generated the same amount of attention if she were Indigenous.

The model has now hired a 'full time manager' in the wake of the negative response, The Daily Telegraph reported on Friday. 

'Franklin now has a full-time manager, Adam Finch,' the paper reported - however it's unclear if the hire is a direct response to the backlash. 

Hired: Jesinta Franklin (pictured) suffered backlash after she said the Cleo Smith case wouldn't have generated the same amount of attention if she were Indigenous. The model has now hired a 'full time manager' in the wake of the negative response, The Daily Telegraph reported Friday

Hired: Jesinta Franklin (pictured) suffered backlash after she said the Cleo Smith case wouldn't have generated the same amount of attention if she were Indigenous. The model has now hired a 'full time manager' in the wake of the negative response, The Daily Telegraph reported Friday

The Daily Telegraph claimed that Jesinta, through Finch, had continued to decline to comment on the backlash as of Friday. 

While she garnered negative attention, Jesinta also saw support following her comments.  

Supporters flooded the 30-year-old model's Instagram account with praise after she deleted her original post following backlash.

Comment: 'Franklin now has a full-time manager, Adam Finch,' the paper reported. The Daily Telegraph claimed that Jesinta, through Finch, had continued to decline to comment on the backlash as of Friday.  However it's unclear if the hire is a direct response to the backlash. Pictured with her daughter Tullulah

Comment: 'Franklin now has a full-time manager, Adam Finch,' the paper reported. The Daily Telegraph claimed that Jesinta, through Finch, had continued to decline to comment on the backlash as of Friday.  However it's unclear if the hire is a direct response to the backlash. Pictured with her daughter Tullulah

'Thank you for speaking up for Indigenous children. Sorry you were pressured into deleting the post, you said nothing wrong,' one fan commented.

'I support what you said! Indigenous children and children of colour are so overlooked,' added another. 

'Of course Cleo deserves the effort that went into the search but ALL children deserve that! Western culture has a horrible history of sensationalising white missing children.' 

A third said her post was '100 per cent correct', while several others said she was 'spot on' with her assessment.

Support: Supporters flooded the 30-year-old model's Instagram page with praise after she deleted the controversial post amid backlash. Pictured: Cleo Smith

Support: Supporters flooded the 30-year-old model's Instagram page with praise after she deleted the controversial post amid backlash. Pictured: Cleo Smith

'I'm really sorry you deleted your comment about Cleo. Yes, your timing was off but you were absolutely spot on,' commented one fan.

'We need to highlight this as an example of injustices within Indigenous communities.' 

It comes after Jesinta faced backlash after comparing Cleo's case to missing Indigenous children, with many criticising the timing of her post. 

'Thank you for speaking up for Indigenous children. Sorry you were pressured into deleting the post, you said nothing wrong,' commented one fan

'Thank you for speaking up for Indigenous children. Sorry you were pressured into deleting the post, you said nothing wrong,' commented one fan

'Wrong time to bring this up,' wrote one critic, while a second slammed her post as 'utterly insensitive'.

'I'd agree with her if she made concerted efforts to bring this to light consistently prior to this incident, piggy backing is just making it about her!' wrote another.

One accused Jesinta of 'turn[ing] the good-news story of the year into [an] issue of race'.

'Indigenous children and children of colour are so overlooked,' another supporter said

'Indigenous children and children of colour are so overlooked,' another supporter said

In a since-deleted post on Instagram Stories on Wednesday, Jesinta spoke about the disappearance and subsequent discovery of

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