In the beauty world, your job is just to be a pretty face. You’re never hired for your opinions. Transgender model, Monroe Bergdorf, learned this the hard way when L’Oréal Paris UK fired her 3 days in from hiring her for speaking out on white privilege on her Facebook. It has since been deleted.
According to People, the black 26 yr old model wrote, “Honestly I don’t have energy to talk about the racial violence of white people any more. Yes ALL white people. Because most of ya’ll don’t even realise or refuse to acknowledge that your existence, privilege and success as a race is built on the backs, blood and death of people of color.”
She goes on to say “Your entire existence is drenched in racism. From micro-aggression to terrorism, you guys built the blueprint for this s—. Come see me when you realise that racism isn’t learned, it’s inherited and consciously or unconsciously passed down through privilege. Once white people begin to admit that their race is the most violent and oppressive force of nature on Earth… then we can talk.