Munroe Bergdorf had just been hired by L’Oreal , with great fanfare, as its first trans model. So she immediately inflicted Facebook with an anti-white rant in the wake of Charlottesville, writing,
“Honestly I don’t have energy to talk about the racial violence of white people any more. Yes ALL white people.
Because most of ya’ll don’t even realise or refuse to acknowledge that your existence, privilege and success as a race is built on the backs, blood and death of people of colour. Your entire existence is drenched in racism. From micro-aggressions to terrorism, you guys built the blueprint for this shit. Come see me when you realise that racism isn’t learned, it’s inherited and consciously or unconsciously passed down through privilege.
Once white people begin to admit that their race is the most violent and oppressive force of nature on Earth… then we can talk. Until then stay acting shocked about how the world continues to stay fucked at the hands of your ancestors and your heads that remain buried in the sand with hands over your ears.”
L’Oreal fired her. Of course they did. There isn’t an international consumer corporation on Earth that wouldn’t fire her.
Incredibly, the model was indignant. In another post and in various interviews, she, and her defenders in print, claimed disingenuously that she had been quoted out of context. Having insulted a substantial portion of humanity, now Bergdorf is insulting everyone else’s intelligence. “All white people” are involved in racial violence is wondrously unambiguous no matter what the context is. So is “racism isn’t learned, it’s inherited” and demanding that white people must admit ” that their race is the most violent and oppressive force of nature on Earth.” There’s no ambiguity. This is racist hatred, and nothing else.
It is ironic that Bergdorf invokes privilege, when she embodies the ultimate privilege, that of minority individuals who feel they have leave to be racially hateful and divisive without adverse consequences,. Because they are right, you see. That’s their argument: racism is ugly, destructive and unacceptable, but declaring the entire white race and everyone in it a blight on humanity is just true. This is really what they believe, and commentators, elected officials, and journalists are reluctant to call their racist rhetoric what it is: no better than the worst calumny uttered by a Grand Dragon about how “mongrel” races pollute humanity.
Now this arrogant, deluded, ignorant and hateful woman is calling for a boycott of L’Oreal, because it refused to employ a model who announced herself as hostile to every white person on earth, based on the color of their skin, and on her convenient and ignorant belief of a mythological view of history. Her racial hate is deserved, don’t you see?
The problem is that she is not alone in her poisonous delusions.
This will not end well.