Negress Model Doesn't Like Monkey Costume

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Will Williams
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Negress Model Doesn't Like Monkey Costume

Post by Will Williams » Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:47 am

African American model, 25, refuses to wear monkey costume of overgrown ears and lips and blasts the
Fashion Institute of Technology's NYFW runway
show for being racist

Amy Lefevre, 25, a runway model, refused to wear 'racist' accessories
Costume showed pair of overgrown lips and outsized ears similar to a monkey
Incident took place during a fashion show in New York City on February 7
Show at Pier59 Studios was being staged by the Fashion Institute of Technology
Students say show's director and producer ignored objections about costume
DailyMail.com has reached out to FIT for comment on the matter

By ARIEL ZILBER FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
16 February 2020

An African American runway model refused to wear a costume which depicted her as a monkey with oversized ears and overgrown red lips during a show in New York City.

Amy Lefevre, 25, says she refused to don the ‘racist’ accessories during a February 7 runway show staged by the Fashion Institute of Technology at Manhattan’s Pier59 Studios.

‘I stood there almost ready to break down telling the staff that I felt incredibly uncomfortable with having to wear these pieces and that they were clearly racist,’ Lefevre told the New York Post.

‘I was told that it was fine to feel uncomfortable for only 45 seconds.’

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Amy "Monkey Face" Lefevre

Lefevre, who has been modeling on runways for four years, said it was the worst experience of her young career.

‘I was literally shaking,’ she told the Post.

More about this NYC fashion nonsense, here:
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... -show.html

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Re: Negress Model Doesn't Like Monkey Costume

Post by Ray W » Sat Apr 04, 2020 4:44 pm

Good thing she didn't wear the costume--she might have looked ugly...

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Re: Negress Model Doesn't Like Monkey Costume

Post by Jim Mathias » Sun Apr 05, 2020 3:48 am

Ray W wrote:
Sat Apr 04, 2020 4:44 pm
Good thing she didn't wear the costume--she might have looked ugly...
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