Vogue Brazil director resigns over birthday photos evoking slavery

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The style executive of the Brazilian release of Vogue has surrendered after photographs from her 50th birthday celebration party drew analysis for bringing out frontier delineations of bondage.

Pictures from the gathering demonstrated Donata Meirelles, who is white, sitting on an honored position like seat flanked by four dark ladies wearing white at the festival in Bahia, the Brazilian state with the biggest dark populace.

Pundits contrasted the ladies’ garments with the white outfits worn by house slaves, and indicated out the seat’s likeness a cadeira de sinhá, a fancy seat for slave experts.

“The dark ladies were utilized as items to make an extraordinary scene,” said Stephanie Ribeiro, the creator of the #BlackGirlMagic segment in the Brazilian release of Marie Claire. “It’s reminiscent of imperialism and romanticizes those occasions. She was reproducing the picture where whites are unrivaled and blacks are dehumanized.”

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