The show must go on.
After the passing of legend Joan Rivers, many wondered if her show Fashion Police would be able to carry on in her absence.
Well, we finally have our answer.
Read the emotional statement (below):
[Image via E!.]
The editor in question, Jeanne Deroo, attended a private party with the theme “Icons” over the weekend and decided that the only way to fully channel her icon, Solange Knowles, was to color her face. She posted a picture of her offensive choice on Instagram before realizing her mistake, and has since taken it down.
She also released a plethora of apologies via Twitter today, which read:
“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 where 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.”
It’s a little strange that the editor of a trendy magazine would be THAT ignorant about the inappropriateness of blackface, ESPECIALLY after all the dramz surrounding the issue during Halloween, don't U think??
Sounds like someone hasn't been doing her homework, or just work in general! Then again, maybe we should blame the educational systems of the world — are we not explaining this well enough in history class!?!?!
Her apology seems genuine, though. Props for that at least.
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