Lara Bingle posts racially charged Instagram post

She's been no stranger to controversy during her time in the spotlight.

And Lara Worthington (née Bingle) is at the centre of another bungle after posting a an ill-advised Instagram post to spruik her cosmetic wares.

On Wednesday, the 30-year-old shared an image of 19th-century painting Olympia that had been digitally manipulated to make the subject visibly tanner than originally depicted.

That's one way to sell fake tan! On Wednesday, Lara Worthington (née Bingle) took to Instagram to share an image of historically Olympia that had been manipulated to make the woman featured appear to have tanner skin

That's one way to sell fake tan! On Wednesday, Lara Worthington (née Bingle) took to Instagram to share an image of a 19th-century painting Olympia which has been historically criticised for its racist overtones

'Jeanne' "Woman on a bed" wearing Instant Tan Mousse,' Lara captioned the post.

The model then added hashtags '#artseries' and '#justjoking' before directing followers to a link to buy her fake tan.

First posted on her makeup brand The Base by LB just over a week ago, the image has raised eyebrows thanks to its inclusion of such a racially charged artwork.

Throughout history, the painting - created just 15 years after the abolition of black slavery in France -  has drawn criticism from black feminists for encouraging harmful stereotypes about people of colour.

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