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Black Model Refuses to Wear Monkey-Like Accessories During NY Fashion Show


There IS something to see here, and the photo below speaks a thousand words.

Seems that NYC’s Fashion Institute of Technology is right smack dab in the middle of the latest disgustingly, racist controversy involving the fashion industry.

According to the New York Post, Black model Amy Lefevre protested against racist monkey-like accessories during a fashion show at the school on February 7.

 She told the newspaper, that after refusing to wear “monkey ears” and oversized lips, she was told it was “fine.”

“I stood there almost ready to break down telling the staff that I felt incredibly uncomfortable with having to wear these pieces and that they were clearly racist.  I was told that it was fine to feel uncomfortable for only 45 seconds.”

In 4 years in modeling and walking numerous runways, Lefevre said she has never witnessed such blatant racism.

Other non-white models wore the costume during the show, Lefevre did not, according to the New York Post.

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