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Carine Roitfeld Apologizes for Her Post With Model Anok Yai

Carine Roitfeld Apologizes for Her Post With Model Anok Yai

Carine Roitfeld is apologizing.

The 65-year-old former editor-in-chief of Vogue Paris issued an apology on Wednesday (June 3) after receiving backlash for her post with model Anok Yai, which was denounced as “tone-deaf” and “offensive.”

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“Miss you,” she captioned a post of the two of them together, later adding in a comment: “Anok is not a black woman, she is my friend.” That post was then later deleted, but not before going viral on social media.

“I would like to sincerely apologize for my previous comments that were posted on social media. My intent was to express love and support for my dear friend, Anok Yai – not to deafen my message. I realize that I caused further pain and hurt to the very community that I was looking to support,” she wrote in her apology.

“I am learning from this experience and will continue to use my platform and voice to create opportunities for change. Anok you are a beautiful, strong and talented Black woman and I meant absolutely no harm. I only meant to send a message of support to you and your family.”

“I vow to continue to focus my efforts and stand up to these injustices to support and further create opportunities that amplify the black community and their voices in the fight against systemic racism.”

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Posted to: Anok Yai, Carine Roitfeld

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