So, this morning I got an e-mail from dollskill, I usually ignore them since I stopped buying from them a while ago, because most of their clothes have already come apart, but the subject matter… the subject matter pissed me off because they do tend to use AAVE a lot. I clicked, and what do I see but this. White girls dressed up to be ‘ghetto’ and this isn’t the first time dollskill has done this, and I’m sure it won’t be the last. I was angry that, yet again, ‘ghetto’ is being used by white people sell other white people, and that poc culture, as always has to be linked to being in jail. I wrote them the e-mail, yes, in anger, to which they replied with the following e-mail I attached. Using the word ‘colored’ and comparing brown and black people, to other skin tones that just don’t fucking exist. If you’ve thought about buying from dollskill, I don’t recommend it. They are racist, their clothes aren’t up to par especially considering the price, and they love poc culture, but are only willing to have, from what I can tell, one poc model, and none of them dark skinned.
I’m so glad somebody else said this shit. Their website has always been very monotonous with the models. For them to try and say they are looking so hard for diversity is horse shit because they had plenty of women of color enter that “be a model” contest (including myself) and most of the finalists, were in fact, just like all the models they already have. If Dolls Kill really DOES have WoC in their office, I hope they see this & get real pissed at the obviously white lady who wrote this email. Damn.