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L’Oréal fires its first Trans model after she called all white people 'racist and violent'

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L’Oréal fires its first Trans model after she called all white people 'racist and violent'
Transgender model, Munroe Bergdorf has been fired from her job aftersharing a post on facebook where she termed all white people violent.
L'Oreal Paris recently announced that she would be a part of their 'Yours Truly True Match' campaign, a YouTube video ad for L'Oreal Paris True Match Foundation, making her the first transgender woman to feature in a L'Oréal UK campaign.
When that happened, she went on twitter to show her appreciation, she tweeted:

However, after reading her sentiments on Facebook, the company decided to let her go.
In a now deleted post she wrote on Facebook earlier this week Bergdorf wrote:
“Honestly I don’t have energy to talk about the racial violence of white people any more. Yes ALL white people,” Bergdorf reportedly wrote, going on to address the privileges afforded to them. “Because most of ya’ll don’t even realise or refuse to acknowledge that your existence, privilege and success as a race is built on the backs, blood and death of people of colour. Your entire existence is drenched in racism. From micro-aggressions to terrorism, you guys built the blueprint for this s***.”
“Come see me when you realise that racism isn’t learned, it’s inherited and consciously or unconsciously passed down through privilege,” she added.“Once white people begin to admit that their race is the most violent and oppressive force of nature on Earth… then we can talk.”
There was a huge outrage on Friday morning after her post went viral, L'Oreal then released a statement to distance themselves from her. They tweeted:
But she came back firing at L'Oreal urging people to boycott L’Oréal Paris,”
“This makeup brand cares about nothing but MONEY. I urge you to boycott L’Oréal Paris,” she wrote. “I can’t express how disappointed I am in the entire team in dealing with misquotes that were entirely placed out of context.”
“If you truly want equality and diversity, you need to actively work to dismantle the source of what created this discrimination and division in the first place,” she wrote. “You cannot just simply cash in because you’ve realised there’s a hole in the market and that there is money to be made from people of colour who have darker skin tones.”
She clarified further:
“When I stated that ‘all white people are racist,’ I was addressing that fact that western society as a whole, is a SYSTEM rooted in white supremacy – designed to benefit, prioritise and protect white people before anyone of any other race,” she wrote. “Unknowingly, white people are SOCIALISED to be racist from birth onwards. It is not something genetic. No one is born racist.”
This was Munroe as a boy.

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