I’ve never used a trigger-warning on TLA before, but the text above is likely to be triggering for some people, so please proceed with caution.
I was on Twitter talking with Sweets about Britney Spears’ new lingerie collection. The video uses the phrase “let me feel like a little girl,” and that is super weird because we’re talking about lingerie for, I presume, grown women.
And then Sweets’ directs to the page above, for a lingerie brand called Morgan Lane. Now, I’ve heard of Morgan Lane, and I like their lingerie. But I’ve apparently never looked at their About Page because I was shocked when I saw this.
I’m having a hard time coming to terms with the fact that someone published this as part of their official brand statement. I had to read it, and then read it again, and then read it again because I couldn’t believe I just read the stuff I thought I read.
My entire perception of this brand is forever changed.
This is why I have never posted about Morgan Lane. I read this when I first learned about he brand a year ago and was turned off for life. No thank you.
The *incredible* Ashley Graham, modelling Anna Scholz’s AW14 lingerie collection for Simply Be
Ooh, so pretty!
hey, people sending me sarcastic messages about over-exaggerated instances of ‘cultural appropriation’, maybe you could slow your roll?
plantgender said: Hey, white people (like us) wearing dreadlocks is actually really very racist, and the first model in that most recent post of yours is sporting a massive head full of them, you should take that post down
I’d love to hear some other people chime in on this issue. This particular model is from the Polish company ‘Ewa Michalak’ and always, always has dreads. It’s been my policy vis-a-vis this model that it doesn’t seem part of a general black-appropriate look, so I was under the impression that the dreads themselves were not offensive. If, however, I hear from some people who find the fact that she is white & has dreads upsetting and disturbing, I will be happy to take them down! I wasn’t aware of this & I would like to be as respectful as possible.
Edit: I changed the image in the original post & took down the tumblr post (I couldn’t edit it bc I didn’t make it). Some people said that it DID bother them but they didn’t want to bring it up— of course, you’re under no obligation to, but if something does seem offensive that I post, please bring it up! I’ll definitely try to listen and figure out if this is an issue other readers of mine are having. In this instance, I wanted to hear from actual POC before taking any action because it was something I had heard diverse responses on previously.