Munroe Bergdorf, the first transgender model to appear in a L'Oreal advertising campaign, has been sacked after claiming that 'all white people' are racist in a Facebook post.
Munroe made history recently when it was announced she'd be the face of a L'Oreal UK ad campaign, until the company got word of a Facebook post she made following the Charlottesville riots.
“Honestly I don’t have energy to talk about the racial violence of white people any more. Yes ALL white people,” she said in the (now deleted) Facebook post.
“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 colour. Your entire existence is drenched in racism ... Come see me when you realise that racism isn’t learned, it’s inherited and consciously or unconsciously passed down through privilege.”
Since being sacked, Munroe has appeared on various current affairs programmes being asked about the incident.
L'Oreal tweeted about dropping the model last Friday.
L’Oréal champions diversity. Comments by Munroe Bergdorf are at odds with our values and so we have decided to end our partnership with her.— L'Oréal Paris UK (@LOrealParisUK) September 1, 2017
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