A white woman on a throne surrounded by black women.
How to see the controversial images, which have emerged from the brazilian modeboss Donata Meirelles' 50-year birthday party. It writes The Guardian.
the Day after the party wrote Donate Meirelles on Instagram, that the chair was actually an artifact from the afro-brazilian religion 'candomblé', and that the clothes, as the black women were dressed in traditional costumes from the Bahia region.
- If I have given any other impression, then I'm sorry, she writes.
the Debate about Donata Meirelles's birthday party was big on the social media. Among the other the singer Elza Soares has written about it. Photo: Dvora/REX/Shutterstock
the Photos also found their way to Twitter, where a user asked if it was in tune with the Vogue values to hold such a celebration.
- Donata Meirelles, the director of Vogue Brazil, had a birthday party inspired by the 'Brazilian slave colonies' and even had black models dressed as slaves to the images. I'm asking for a friend: Is it in tune with your company's values? Write user Nina Borges.
Hey @CondeNast, Donata Meirelles, the director of Vogue Brazil, had her birthday party inspired in "Brazil Slavery Colonies" and even hatred black models dressed as slaves to use as photo props. Asking for a friend: does this align with your company's values? #VogueRacista pic.twitter.com/7K0DmnK7nd— Partido do Suco de Laranja (@ninaborges) February 9, 2019
the Apology on Instagram, however, was not enough to save the job for Donata Meirelles. She came out, she had chosen to resign from his position.
Vogue Brasil came to you with an opinion on Instagram.
- Vogue Brasil apologize sincerely for what happened, and hope that the resulting debate can be a lesson, they write.
the Magazine is being criticised for not using enough black models. According to The guardian brought the first time a black woman on the cover in 2011, which was 36 years after the magazine first published.