In the latest installment of “People Fed Up With Whitewashing In The Fashion Industry,” model Nykhor Paul took to social media to express her contempt at the lack of diversity in the fashion industry.
The South Sudanese beauty focused specifically on makeup artists' lack of preparedness when it comes to darker skin tones.
In an Instagram post uploaded yesterday, the 25-year-old fumed,
Paul's anger is well-warranted: For a successful high-fashion model (or anyone) -- she's fronted campaigns for the likes of Vivienne Westwood and Balenciaga -- to be treated any different than her white peers based on skin tone alone is racism, pure and simple.
It's absurd that in 2015, this level of inequality is so deeply felt in the African-American community -- and even more so, it's unacceptable.
But, there is a silver lining. Thousands of fans immediately flocked to Paul's defense, offering comments in support of the model's cause.
We've said it once; we've said it a thousand times: It's time for a damn change.
Here's hoping someone in the industry takes notice and makes the necessary changes happen sooner rather than later.