L’Oréal Paris has fired its first transgender model after she lashed out at white people in an unhinged Facebook rant.
According to The Sun, the model, 29-year-old Munroe Bergdorf, was hailed by the company as “the face of modern diversity” during the time she spent in her role as one of five ambassadors for L’Oréal’s ‘YoursTruly True Match’ campaign.
Diversity in Bergdorf’s mind apparently doesn’t involve white people judging by her rambling Facebook post, which reportedly read, “honestly I don’t have energy to talk about the racial violence of white people anymore. Yes ALL white people.”
“Because most of y’all don’t even realize 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.”
“Your entire existence is drenched in racism,” she reportedly continued. “From micro-aggression to terrorism, you guys built the blueprint for this s***.”
“Come see me when you realize 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.”
Bergdorf’s Facebook post apparently caught her quite a bit of flack and she promptly removed it – but not before her bosses at L’Oréal Paris caught wind of it.
According to The Sun, the company promptly issued a statement declaring, “L’Oréal supports diversity and tolerance towards all people irrespective of their race, background, gender and religion.”
“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.”
Bergdorf, meanwhile has – surprise – taken to playing the victim and suddenly has negative feelings about the makeup industry she was happily profiting from just yesterday.
“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,” The Sun quotes her as declaring.
“If L’Oréal 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.”
That sort of criticism was interestingly missing from Bergdorf’s swooning over L’Oréal’s inclusion of her in their ad the other day.
Bergdorf’s rant, of course, is yet more evidence that the social justice movement is not about inclusion or acceptance as much as it is about shaming people who are different or who hold different opinions.
The word’s she’s saying really don’t differ all that much from the sort of language used by people like Chanelle Helm, the Black Lives Matter activist who released a list of demands for white people, insisting that it is imperative for all wealth to be transferred from the hands of whites into the hands of blacks.
Social justice warriors like Helm and Bergdorf fall into the trap of assuming that all white people are living large in the world while all blacks are scraping the bottom of the barrel.
You could say that in their self-proclaimed push for diversity they’re ignoring the true diversity of social status within all races.