J. Crew is facing a backlash over their decision to not style one of their black model’s hair in one of their recent posts.
Needless to say, this did not go over well with many black people, especially women. While many were outraged others said that if black women want people to embrace natural hair as beautiful, this is natural hair too.
J. Crew has tweeted a response to the outcry, they said, “J. Crew strives to represent every race, gender, and background. We sincerely apologize for the styling of this model and the offense that was caused. We assure you that we are taking steps to address it, and to prevent this from happening again.”
Read some of the responses to their styling choice below.
J. Crew really got oh girl in this ad looking like "all my life I had to fight!" The disrespect is too much pic.twitter.com/5wPANG7yS3
— Savannah (@blacktransgirl) November 10, 2017
Ok J. Crew, who wanna fight https://t.co/6SxpOaYX9L
— Clarke Kelly (@Clarke_Kels) November 9, 2017
But no one is bashing her natural hair…? They're criticizing J Crew for not actually styling her natural hair…not her. https://t.co/L0MKtx6lyA
— ☀️🌸 (@Amaraaa_218) November 10, 2017
If she’s modeling for J. Crew, she isn’t “low rung”. Her hair would have been done by a hair stylist and approved by a stylist & an assistant stylist and the model wouldn’t have had any say at all – that just how the industry is. This falls on the stylist, not the model.
— amanda walker 🦑 (@amandawalker247) November 10, 2017
I’m just mad they’re talkin bout “it’s cute.” My Mama would NEVER let me out of the house looking like that growing up. The girl is cute, but that “style” isn’t. J Crew got her looking a whole fool out here
— Jak, No Daxter (@almostfamousNOT) November 10, 2017
The responses to the black model's hair in that J. Crew ad are making me want to fight. Why some ignorant bih just say, "why didn't the model do their hair themselves?"
First of all, bitch, how you take this as an opportunity to shift (unnecessary) blame on the model?? Tf
— b (@bkolije) November 11, 2017
Not all but some. J Crew is actually known for models with tousled hair. Many of their models get that undone hair look. 🤷🏾 pic.twitter.com/0Sn8zA1T6v
— Erica H (@HazelGoddess) November 10, 2017
J.Crew strives to represent every race, gender, and background. We sincerely apologize for the styling of this model and the offense that was caused. We assure you that we are taking steps to address it, and to prevent this from happening again.
— J.Crew (@jcrew) November 10, 2017