Common knowledge has recently been unexpectedly revealed: leftists deiight in bayoneting their wounded on the battlefield. Unless, of course, bayonetting them would leave a Republican in charge of a state’s government. Consider, gentle readers, the case of one Donata Meirelles, the former Style Director (whatever that might be) ofVogue Brazil, as Fox News reports:
Vogue Brazil style director Donata Meirelles has resigned from her plum position after ‘slavery’-themed photos from her recent birthday party surfaced online, causing international uproar.
In recent days, images from the editor’s 50th birthday bash in Salvador de Bahia hit the internet and soon went massively viral online. In a series of images, Meirelles and her glam guests are all smiles as they pose in a white wicker ‘throne’ chair, flanked by black women in ‘traditional garb’ in an apparently designated photo shoot space, the Huffington Post reports.
According to the BBC, other images from the party detail the traditionally dressed Afro-Brazilian women ‘welcoming and ushering guests.’ In addition, the controversial throne-style chair itself is said to resemble a ‘cadeira de sinhá,’ or seat for slave masters, as per the outlet.
Furious Twitter users have since shared images of Brazilian ‘house slaves’ from centuries past, likening the attire of the women in photos from Meirelle’s party – with clear intersection.
The young ladies in the photos don’t seem terribly oppressed, but obviously, they’re not sufficiently woke to properly understand their oppression, nor, apparently were any of the guests. I’m sure, however, they are now experiencing a world-class case of the vapors and lawyers are preparing lawsuits.
Both Meirelles and reps for Vogue were quick to express apologies for the incident.
On Feb. 13, the style editor announced her resignation from the world-famous publication, HuffPost reports. Taking to Instagram, Meirelles apologized for the incident in a now-deleted Instagram post, detailing that there had not been an intended theme set for her birthday party, the women were sporting ‘traditional Bahian dress,’ and that the throne was meant to pay ode to the Afro-Brazilian tradition of Candomblé.
‘Even so, if I caused any different impressions, I am sorry,’ she concluded in the now-deleted post.
‘At age 50, it’s time for action. I’ve heard a lot, I need to hear more,’ Meirelles wrote in a follow-up message, later shared to the platform.
Reps for Vogue Brazil also spoke out on Instagram.
‘Vogue Brasil deeply regrets what happened and hopes that the debate generated will serve as a learning experience,’ the fashion brand wrote online.
As is always required in such situations, Vogue has served up a heaping plate of appropriately diverse and inclusive groveling:
Vogue Brazil has set up a working group of scholars and activists that will help the team to more deeply understand the history of slavery and the lasting pain it has left behind,’ the company said. ‘We have zero tolerance for racism and images evoking racism. Condé Nast International is a force for positive societal change and stands for diversity and inclusiveness.
As regular readers know, I am not one to demand the heads of people who engage in the offense of throwing a party that everyone involved seems to enjoy. I do not know Ms. Meirelles, but one would like to think any complaints of ill treatment would come from people actually in a position to be ill treated instead of the international perpetually aggrieved, but what do I know? I’m just an old white guy dripping with privilege I’ve never experienced.
I do have one final question, though: why is it leftists, and leftist institutions, are always such cesspools of racism?