If it wasn’t bad enough that this was happening during Halloween, a month later the beauty editor of Elle France decided to wear blackface makeup to a party!
Did she NOT hear about the backlash Julianne Hough and Italian fashion insiders suffered after they pulled the same move??
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:
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