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Winnie Harlow, het model met de huidaandoening vitiligo, is een fenomeen - zó'n groot fenomeen blijkbaar, dat fans haar kenmerkende witte gezichtsvlekken zijn gaan nadoen.

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Donkere én blanke fans gaan met make-up aan de slag om een Harlow-patroon op hun gezicht te krijgen, als eerbetoon aan haar schoonheid.

Lijkt een onschuldige, vrolijke beweging, maar een hoop mensen hebben aanstoot genomen aan de 'geschminkte' gezichten, en vergelijken het met 'Blackface', een Amerikaans verschijnsel van vroeger (dat inmiddels als racistisch wordt gezien), toen gekke typetjes op het toneel zwart geschminkte gezichten kregen en redelijk debiel moesten overkomen.

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En daarmee slaan ze de plank, lijkt ons zo, helemaal mis, want hoé mooi is het dat jonge meisjes niet streven naar een Kardashian-achtige perfectie, maar juist de schoonheid in een door een huidaandoening vormgegeven uiterlijk zien? En wat heeft dat met racisme te maken? Juist. Dat vindt ook Winnie Harlow, die reageerde met deze foto:

 

'Every time someone wants fuller lips, or a bigger bum, or curly hair, or braids does Not mean our culture is being stolen. Have you ever stop to realize these things used to be ridiculed and now they're loved and lusted over. No one wants to 'steal' our look here. Just because a black girl wears blue contacts and long weave doesn't mean she wants to be white and just because a white girl wears braids and gets lip injection doesn't mean she wants to be black....In a time when so much negative is happening, please don't accuse those who are showing love and appreciation, of being hateful.'

Die reactie werd haar niet in dank afgenomen - veel mensen noemden Harlow hierna 'ignorant' en 'out of touch'. Daarom kwam Harlow met een tweede reactie:

😴😴 never been called such derogatory slurs so repetitively.. By the the same people trying to nail me, but sound pretty backward with words of "coon" "white washed bitch" "brain washed nigga"... Actually sound stupid as hell with "she's not even really black" 😐 what is it called when your mother and father are Black..? Sigh. The point here is Not to make it seem that Blackface is okay, or act like our people haven't gone through hell and back to then have things from our culture be stolen. #BlackLivesMatter This is Very true. But This situation has nothing to do with blacks or whites. All races have recreated the pattern of my skin and when they did it, it was complimented and glorified. This is Not appropriation, go look up the definition real quick! And it barely has anything to do with Vitiligo to be honest. People bash my fans who get my face tattooed on their bodies. It's not actually about me or anyone else. It's about a feeling I've created, and what I represent to whoever draws me, tattoos me or recreates my look (regardless of race!). It's about the hope the pattern of my skin represents to THEM, it's You who places a negative on it. It's the representation of not being afraid to be proud of who you are not just a "disease" as you so disablingly call it. I know my history. If you know ANY black Canadian you would know we all know our roots and are proud of where we're originally from. But we also don't live in the past. We are in the present creating a new future and even if it's a slow progression we're having, why can't we continue? Our ancestors didn't go through bullshit their whole lives for us to sit here and stay bitter or hoard our culture. The fight was never to Keep us segregated. It was to allow us to come together. So while a Lot of things in this world are wrong (and No I don't support "Blackface"), a lot of things, including many intentions, are pure. Use common sense (and the definition...) to know the difference of appreciation and appropriation. Alright mi done talk!! Unno cyan gwan now and flip my words however u please 😎👑✌🏾️ #1Love

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'If you know ANY black Canadian you would know we all know our roots and are proud of where we're originally from. But we also don't live in the past. We are in the present creating a new future and even if it's a slow progression we're having, why can't we continue? Our ancestors didn't go through bullshit their whole lives for us to sit here and stay bitter or hoard our culture. The fight was never to Keep us segregated. It was to allow us to come together. So while a Lot of things in this world are wrong (and No I don't support "Blackface"), a lot of things, including many intentions, are pure.'

En zo is het.

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