Trans model #MunroeBergdorf is out of a job after sharing her sentiments on white people. Earlier this week, #LOrealParis had just announced that she would be apart of their Yours Truly True Match campaign, making her the first transgender woman featured in a L’Oréal UK campaign. However, after learning of comments she made about white people and how they “all” are violent, the company decided to part ways.
Munroe wrote a long Facebook post calling out the “racial violence” of white people. “Honestly I don’t have energy to talk about the racial violence of white people any more,” the model writes. “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 continued: “Your entire existence is drenched in racism. From micro-aggression to terrorism, you guys built the blueprint for this s***,” Munroe said in her original Facebook post, which has since been deleted. “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.”
L’Oréal’s reasoning for the split is that they support “diversity and tolerance towards all people irrespective of their race, background, gender and religion. The L’Oréal Paris True Match campaign is a representation of these values and we are proud of the diversity of the Ambassadors who represent this campaign,” the company said in a statement to PEOPLE.
“We believe that the recent comments by L’Oréal Paris UK Spokesperson Munroe Bergdorf are at odds with those values, and as such we have taken the decision to end the partnership with her. L’Oréal Paris remains committed to the True Match campaign and breaking down barriers in beauty.”
Do you guys think that there is some truth to Munroe’s comments? Do you guys think that she deserves to be fired?
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