Rihanna sets a fan straight when it comes to suggestions for her Fenty Beauty campaign.
Rihanna is a leading name in the music industry and has easily made herself a leading name in the fashion world and now beauty world with her latest Fenty Beauty line.
Her success has not come without strategy and her new line of makeup products has been recognized by many for catering to the number of shades that can be used by almost all women. A user on Instagram made a comment suggesting that although her campaign for her line is "awesome" next time a "trans girl" should be invited to the recording for a commercial.
Riri replied to the user with a lengthy explanation saying companies use trans men and women as a "marketing tool" too many times.
"I've had the pleasure of working with many gifted trans women throughout the years, but I don't go around doing trans casting!" she writes. "Just like I don't do straight non trans women castings! I respect all women, and whether they're trans or not is none of my business! It's personal and some trans women are more comfortable being open about it than others so I have to respect that as a woman myself! I don't think it's fair that a trans woman, or man, be used as a marketing tool! Too often do I see companies doing this to trans and black women alike! There's always just one spot in the campaign for the token "we look mad diverse" girl/guy! It's sad!"
“She’s one of the most emblematic artists of the early 21st century," editor-in-chief Emmanuelle Alt noted in the Vogue Paris' December 2017/January 2018 issue. "She’s moved more than 200 million records of her hybrid R&B, dance, rock and reggae-flavored music, provided sartorial surprises from glammed-up streetwear to reworked classics and is driven by an unparalleled desire to succeed. Stamped with her trademark bold body art, Rihanna cuts an unusual figure in the celebrity Hall of Fame.”