Rihanna‘s Fenty Beauty has quickly become known as the diverse beauty line made specifically with women of color in mind. The inclusive campaigns definitely represent women of all shades.
Recently, the singer/songwriter responded to a fan on Twitter about including trans women in Fenty Beauty campaigns.
The fan tweeted, “Fenty Beauty campaign is awesome, next time you record something should invite a trans girl to the group.” See what Rihanna had to say below:
“I’ve had the pleasure of working with many gifted trans women throughout the years, but I don’t go around doing trans casting!” she writes. “Just like I don’t do straight non trans women castings! I respect all women, and whether they’re trans or not is none of my business! It’s personal and some trans women are more comfortable being open about it than others so I have to respect that as a woman myself! I don’t think it’s fair that a trans woman, or man, be used as a marketing tool! Too often do I see companies doing this to trans and black women alike! There’s always just one spot in the campaign for the token “we look mad diverse” girl/guy! It’s sad!”
Rihanna spoke out about supporting trans women but disagrees with having castings targeting only trans women.
She shares, “I’ve had the pleasure of working with many gifted trans women throughout the years, but I don’t go around doing trans castings! Just like I don’t do straight non trans women castings!”
She believes often people of color or LGBTQ people are used as a marketing tool to be the “token” for campaigns. And sis is tired of seeing it.
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