Glamour Brasil takes down Instagram post featuring staff making racist gesture
Despite decades of pushback, it takes a long time for racist caricatures to die.
At Glamour Brasil recently staff members shared a photo to the company’s Instagram that featured a group of employees bowing and making “slanty eyes,” a gesture widely interpreted to be mocking of Asian cultures.
The post was up for over 48 hours before it was finally taken down Friday. On Twitter, Glamour Brasil apologized for the photo, which was initially taken to celebrate the magazine’s “Glamour in Japan” project.
“We would like to apologize to those who have felt offended! We didnt have that intention and really regret what happened,” the magazine wrote.
Em relao ao post de Instagram publicado em 1 de novembro, sobre nossa viagem ao Japo, gostaramos de nos desculpar. pic.twitter.com/6F0Q16eTNE
Glamour Brasil (@GlamourBR) November 4, 2016
The initial post inspired outrage both on Instagram and Twitter, with many expressing shock that the magazine would post something so regressive in 2016.
B the cereal killer (@brattyb2) November 4, 2016
DELETE YOUR ACCOUNT, GLAMOUR BRASIL! https://t.co/L47Q0BabHl
Rayberry Relish (@prancingpapio) November 4, 2016
Mashable has reached out to Conde Nast, Glamour‘s parent company, for comment.
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