L’Oreal’s high-profile hire, a transgender model named Munroe Bergdorf, 29, has just released a racist diatribe against white folks that is not only hate-filled but incredibly ignorant.
She says that: “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.” And it just goes on and gets worse (you can read the full transcript below).
Bergdorf has since deleted the post, but in a Twitter message justifying the outburst, she blamed a Daily Mail article saying: “This “rant” was a direct response to…” But the response was to an article that was actually responding to her rant! So how could it be (unless L’Oreal now provide their models with time machines)?
First up, let's put my words in context, as the Daily Mail failed to do so. This 'rant' was a direct response to… https://t.co/JCSzDDSyLo
— Munroe Bergdorf (@MunroeBergdorf) September 1, 2017
Now that the backpedaling has begun, Munroe is trying to make this an issue about how Western society does not cater for black women, and that there are few beauty products geared towards women of colour. She couldn’t be more wrong!
If you go to almost any African nation, all the products are geared towards the majority population, the same in the middle east. These companies are not racist, they are catering for the market. By her logic, if Western nations are racist against non-white folk for engaging in this practice, then all other cultures are guilty of the exact same thing. Her point and argument is idiotic and fails a basic logic test.
Haters will always find an excuse for their hatred.
A transgender model who claimed “ALL white people are racist,” in a Facebook rant has been fired by his employers shortly after being revealed as “the face of modern diversity.”
The Sun reports Munroe Bergdorf, 29, was one of the five ambassadors for L’Oreal’s “YoursTruly True Match” campaign. The company has since dropped him from the role after he posted a rant on Facebook claiming all white people are racist. L’Oreal said the comments made by Munroe were at odds with its values.
“Honestly I don’t have energy to talk about the racial violence of white people any more. Yes ALL white people,” he reportedly wrote. “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. From micro-aggression to terrorism, you guys built the blueprint for this s***,” the British man claimed. “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,” he said. “Until then stay acting shocked about how the world continues to stay f***** at the hands of your ancestors and your heads that remain buried in the sand with hands over your ears.”
The rant was later deleted.
Munroe’s bosses, however, had already been informed of the comments and delivered swift justice.
“L’Oréal supports diversity and tolerance towards all people irrespective of their race, background, gender and religion,” a L’Oréal Paris UK spokesperson told The Sun. “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.”
“We believe that the recent comments by Munroe Bergdorf are at odds with those values, and as such we have taken the decision to end the partnership with her,” the spokesperson continued. “L’Oréal remains committed to celebrating diversity and breaking down barriers in beauty.”
According to the model, his words were taken out of context.
“This ‘rant’ was a direct response to the violence of WHITE SUPREMACISTS in Charlottesville. It was not written this week,” he told The Sun. “When I stated that ‘all white people are racist’, I was addressing that fact that western society as a whole, is a SYSTEM rooted in white supremacy – designed to benefit, prioritise and protect white people before anyone of any other race.”
“Unknowingly, white people are SOCIALISED to be racist from birth onwards. It is not something genetic. No one is born racist,” he said before attacking his former employers. “The irony of all this is that L’Oréal Paris invited me to be part of a beauty campaign that ‘stands for diversity’.”
“The fact that up until very recently, there has been next to no mainstream brands offering makeup for black women and ethnic minorities, is in itself due to racism within the industry,” he continued. “Most big brands did not want to sell to black women. Most big brands did not want to acknowledge that there was a HUGE demographic that was being ignored. Because they did not believe that there was MONEY to be made in selling beauty products to ethnic minorities.”
“If L’Oreal truly wants to offer empowerment to underrepresented women, then they need to acknowledge THE REASON why these women are underrepresented within the industry in the first place.”
However, in a video for L’Oreal Paris, before he was fired, the model explained how much the opportunity meant to him.
“If I can’t relate to anybody that’s in the media that’s transgender, then hopefully someone can relate to me,” he said. “I definitely set out to empower girls like me. I think that our history definitely wasn’t being told.”
“Not that many people know that it was trans women of colour that fought for gay rights that started the Stonewall riots, which eventually led to the gay rights movement.”
H/T: Milo Yiannopoulos