Black Twitter doesn’t let anything fall through the cracks and the latest brand to be dragged through the mud is Victoria’s Secret.
Yesterday (June 7), the lingerie giant trended for all the wrong reasons when Twitter user @CrownedByChina shared a screenshot of model Zuri Tibby from its website. (Fun fact: She is Victoria Secret’s first Black spokesmodel for the PINK label.)
Although the 21-year-old looks fab in a strapless bra, many have accused the brand of leaving her hair unkempt and messy compared to other models on the site.
“Black lives matter! Say her name! We gotta help sis out!!! VICTORIA GOT SIS F*CKED UP,” read the initial caption, which was retweeted over 4,000 times. And although the @CrownedByChina account has since been deactivated, Twitter users have continued to discuss the now viral photo.
Although many don’t see an issue with the Tibby’s ‘do, others have expressed their disappointment in Victoria’s Secret stylists, who they feel should’ve taken better advantage of her versatile texture and created a more flattering look.
Behind-the-scenes diversity continues to be a hot button issue as more models and industry professionals speak out about working with stylists who haven’t been educated on how to work with brown skin or textured hair.
Moments like these will certainly keep the conversation going.