On Wednesday evening, MAC Cosmetics posted an image to its Instagram page of a black woman’s lips, and the page was swamped with racist comments within minutes.
The picture was posted with the caption, “Royal romance at @ohnetitelny #AW16. #MACBackstage #NYFW.”
Soon, the Instagram page was flooded with racist comments about the picture, with some even saying that they were going to unfollow the account because of the picture.
The backlash over the image is yet another reminder of the fact that the features of black women are considered beautiful only when they are not attributed to black women, as recent studies show that young women ages 18 to 26 look for lip injections before they go for any other enhancement.