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Elle Magazine Editor Apologizes For Blackface Costume

The ELLE France Magazine editor who caught much backlash after she donned blackface for a party has now issued an apology for her poor costume choice.

via International Business Times

Some people apparently are still confused about blackface.

Elle France beauty editor Jeanne Deroo, for one, learned the hard way when she donned a costume with an afro and blackface for a private party Saturday and posted a photo of herself on her Instagram account. When the backlash ensued, Deroo quickly pulled it down.

Deroo apologized on Twitter this week, saying:

“I realise how much the fact of painting oneself brown is an offensive act. I didn’t realise the seriousness of my action when I went to a private party last Saturday evening, which the theme was “Icons” and I chose to embody Solange Knowles, of whom I am a fan. During this private party, I posted a picture of myself on my Instagram without intention of hurting anyone.

I deeply regret and would like to present all my apologies. I would also like to indicate that this picture published in a private context does not involve in any way the french ELLE magazine I work for, and I am sorry for the prejudice it has caused.”

SMH. Another day, another person “sorry” for doing something racist……that everybody knows is racist. Do you think any of these apologies for dressing in blackface are genuine?

Instagram/ELLE Magazine



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