Zazzle.com, an online retailer that sells customizable tshirts, is under fire for using white models to sell black girl empowerment t-shirts. Shout out to our girl, Jackie Aina for sharing on her Twitter and bringing it to our attention.
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In a statement to Yahoo Style, Zazzle.com had this to say:
“Each designer is shown a series of pre-posed randomized model shots upon which their design is placed. It’s always possible that gender, race and other attributes of the model do not match up to the specifics of the design, given the ratio of our millions of designs to the 100 or so t-shirt styles we offer. At Zazzle, we’re committed to diversity and are working on increasing the diversity of the pre-posed model shots and the t-shirt range itself.”
Our thoughts? Forget them. For true authentic black model representation check out thee following black owned T-shirt businesses.
Feel free to share your listing of black-owned t-shirt companies in the comment section. We will be updating the list shortly!
For more black owned lists click HERE for lingerie, HERE for cosmetics, HERE for Beauty supply stores, and HERE for natural haircare brands.
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