Vogue Brazil Director Resigns After Controversy Surrounding Slavery Themed Party

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Donata Meirelles has formally stepped down from her place as Vogue Brazil’s type director after she acquired severe backlash for her 50th birthday theme. Photos from the social gathering that passed off in Brazil see Donata sitting on an ornate chair with two Black ladies by her facet. People had been fast to level out that the ladies had been sporting uniforms that slaves would put on and the chair regarded like these owned by slave masters. 

The publication confirmed to CNN that Donata has resigned and her place “can be extinguished because it has been designed particularly to her.” The assertion detailed simply how a lot Donata contributed to the journal saying she “gave new vitality to the journal.”

“We perceive and respect her resignation and can be eternally grateful for all the eagerness and expertise she has devoted to each web page she has edited.”

Donata responded to the backlash saying “it wasn’t a theme social gathering […] but when it regarded in any other case, I am sorry.”