Days after transgender model Munroe Bergdorf, called out L’Oréal beauty brand for their statement of solidarity to the Black Lives Matter movement, the model revealed that the new president offered her a position on the brand’s diversity board. Previously, Bergdorf was fired from the brand for shining a light against racism.
“Thank you everyone for having my back with this matter over the past three years, it hasn’t been easy. Looking forward to new beginnings and a new positive relationship with the L’Oreal team”, she wrote on Instagram.
She also was extremely excited to accept the new “consultancy role, to sit on their UK Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Board [to help] influence and inform the brand.”
“I thought that it would be the perfect opportunity to practice what I preach and take up that seat at the table to be the representation that we deserve as a community. I believe in accountability and progress, not cancellation and grudges. While what happened 3 years ago was extremely traumatic for me personally and professionally, sitting on a board to provide a voice and a champion for Black, trans and queer voices in the beauty industry is important to me”, she stated.
L’Oréal Paris also plans to donate to LGBTQ+ organizations Mermaids Gender and UK Black Pride.