Munroe Bergdorf hits out out the fashion industry’s ‘transgender quota’ in amazing tirade
Transgender model and activist Munroe Bergdorf has outlined how the fashion industry and media can treat trans people.
Bergdorf hit the headlines last year when she was fired by L’Oréal for condemning white supremacy and called on her followers to boycott the company.
She was set to be the first trans woman to lead a UK campaign for the huge makeup company, but was fired after condemning white supremacy and white privilege on Facebook.
And the activist was told to be quiet when she opened up about trans abuse on Good Morning Britain.
“I am now in a more privileged position than most trans women of colour, especially most black trans women,” she has written on Twitter.
“Whilst I’m in this position I think it’s important to acknowledge how I can use this as a way to pull others up,” Bergdorf wrote.
“I’m primarily an activist but I also have roots in the beauty and fashion industries so I want to outline some points in which these industries and the media can push things forward and utilise me as a catalyst for doing so…,” Bergdorf said.
“Casting me does not fill your trans quota. We are not trends or tokens.” she said.
“I am light-skinned and binary. What are you doing to lift up our dark-skinned and non binary siblings who are so poorly represented in all industries. Don’t know any models? Ask me, I do!”
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