Rihanna definitely has a point.
Recently, when Twitter user @lbertootero told the Work singer she should hire a transgender woman for her next Fenty Beauty campaign, the musician wrote back with an extremely eloquent response.
While the 29-year-old has “had the pleasure of working with many gifted trans women over the years,” she doesn’t “go around doing trans castings” to avoid tokenism.
The Barbados-native adds:
“I don’t think it’s fair that a trans woman, or man, be used as a convenient marketing tool. Too often I see companies doing this to trans and black women alike. There’s always just that one spot in the campaign for the token ‘we look mad diverse’ girl/guy! It’s sad!”‘
On Wednesday, the fan posted the exchange on Twitter, and it has already received over 1500 likes.
When word spread, social media users instantly praised RiRi’s “kind” and “respectful” comments.
good on rihanna to not want to exploit trans women just for the sake of marketing
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As a trans woman I have so much admiration and respect for Rihanna. She worded all of that so perfectly and respectful and kind. She’s a true angel
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Rihanna is truly the voice of reason.
[Image via Rihanna/Instagram.]