some people have stopped using their brains nowadays.
it’s real sad.
i’d like to think phones are making folks stupid,
but everyone has google on their devices.
i like to think of google as a free “know-it-all” assistant.
so the “vogue brazil” style director,
turned 50 last friday and lost her job the same night.
this is what she decided to do on her birthday via “daily mail”…
The style director of Brazilian Vogue has resigned after her 50th birthday party was criticised for evoking themes of slavery.
Donata Meirelles hosted the lavish dinner party last Friday in Bahia, northeastern Brazil.
But the event sparked an online backlash after a guest posted a photograph on Instagram showing Meirelles, who is white, seated on an elaborate throne surrounded by black women in traditional white dress.
Critics quickly pointed out that the imagery of elaborately dressed black women welcoming guests and posing alongside them was reminiscent of Brazil’s colonial past.
Rita Batista, a Brazilian black television presenter, re-posted the photograph alongside a similarly arranged image from 1860, also taken in Bahia, to demonstrate why Meirelles’ party was so offensive to the region’s black population.
Explaining the historical context, Batista quoted an excerpt from the book ‘Jóias de Crioula’ (‘Jewelry of the Brazilian Creole’) by Laura Cunha and Thomas Milz.
‘The slaves of wealthy houses were adorned by their own masters,’ Cunha and Milz wrote.
When they went out into the streets with their ladies or children, they were displayed in fine, jeweled garments.
‘The slave herself was an object of the owner’s ostentation, a luxury object to be shown publicly.’
isn’t age supposed to bring wisdom?
i always say folks should do a “is this a dumb move?” check.
before i make decisions,
i always ask myself:
Would a doofus do this?
if the answer is “yes”,
or i have to think long and hard,
then i refrain from doing it.
it’s not always fool proof,
but donata should have known better.
she has no friends to pull her to the side.
the reality of it tho:
Some jackals just don’t gaf
they know it will offend,
but they see just how far they could get away with it.
not donata tho.
article cc: daily mail