|VIA GLOBAL GRIND|
"I agree that this is all offensive. And yes there should be a much bigger representation of black, Asian and other non-white models in magazines spreads, beauty campaigns and overall in the mainstream media. Yet, I don’t necessarily believe that using black models in African Queen-type shoots will break down stereotypes of what a black woman is today. Black women everywhere are different. They live in modern and rural settings. They live in Mali and in Manhattan. Using black models in fashion stories that depict them as African Queens might just reinforce the stereotype, ingraining that image in the consumer’s mind."
She later says: