Russian designer Ulyana Sergeenko was criticized after her friend Miroslava Duma posted a photo on Instagram of a note she sent her with the N-word.
According to an article on Fashionista, Russian designer Ulyana Sergeenko was criticized after her friend and street style blogger Miroslava Duma posted a photo on Instagram of a note she sent her with the N-word. The Tot has also removed Duma from its board of directors.
Ulyana Sergeenko sent Duma a bouquet of flowers and a note that said “to my n*ggas in Paris”. Duma then posted a photo on Instagram of both the bouquet of flowers and note.
She may have thought it was funny but she and Sergeenko are now being criticized for it in comments on both of their Instagram accounts.
Sergeenko posted a photo on Instagram which read,
“I woke up this morning with my phone full of insulting messages ‘you deserve the worst in your life’, ‘die white trash’ .. and so on. I was born in a small town in East Kazakhstan, my daughter is half Armenian, I have never divided people on white or black. Kanye West is one of my favorite musicians, and NP is one of my most favorite songs. And yes we call each other the N word sometimes when we want to believe we are just as cool as these guys who sing it. I am deeply sorry to anyone whom I might have offended. Mira is a dear friend and the fact that she So naively posted my private card to her on her social means that we meant nothing wrong and didn’t realised the consequences. I have certainly learned my lesson and I am grateful for it. There is enough anger in the world out there, please, can we stop it here.”
Duma also posted a photo (below) on Instagram which reads,
“I sincerely apologize for my regrettable Instagram story that went out. The phrase referenced is from a Kanye West and Jay-Z song by the same title. The word is utterly offensive and I regret promoting it and am very sorry. I deeply respect people of all backgrounds and detest racism or discrimination of any kind. My organizations are committed to our core values of inclusion and diversity.”
The Tot has also announced that it has removed Duma from its board of directors.
The brand posted a photo on Instagram saying,
“we at The Tot are deeply shocked by the offensive and racist post shared last night by Miroslava Duma during Paris Fashion Week. In no way do those actions or statements reflect the values of The Tot. Cultural reference or not, racism in any form is unacceptable, regardless of whether it’s accidental or unintentional. Words are powerful and we know those words hurt. Effective immediately, we have removed Miroslava Duma from the board of our company.”
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