Elle France Beauty Editor Apologizes for Blackface

Jeanne Deroo

You may remember Elle France Beauty Editor Jeanne Deroo, who infamously wore blackface a few weeks ago, complete with an Afro wig.

Well, Deroo has since come forward to apologize, via Twitter, International Business Times reports.

"I realise how much the fact of painting oneself brown is an offensive act. I didn’t realise the seriousness of my action when I went to a private party last Saturday evening, which [sic] the theme was 'Icons' and I chose to embody Solange Knowles, of whom I am a fan. During this private party, I posted a picture of myself on my Instagram without intention of hurting anyone. I deeply regret and would like to present all my apologies. I would also like to indicate that this picture published in a private context does not involve in any way the French ELLE magazine I work for, and I am sorry for the prejudice it has caused."


Indeed, maybe next time Deroo will do a quick Google search before she chooses her next costume.

Read more at International Business Times.

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