French Elle magazine’s Nathalie Dolivo ‘praises’ President Obama and First Lady for showing African-Americans how to dress. Unbelievable. Here’s what Dolivo said:
In this America led for the first time a black president, the chic has become a plausible option for a community so far pegged to its codes [of] streetwear … But if in 2012 the “black-geoisie” has integrated all the white codes, it does not [do so] literally. [There] is always a classic twist, with a bourgeois ethnic reference (a batik-printed turban/robe, a shell necklace, a ‘créole de rappeur’) that recalls the roots.
“There is always a classic twist, with a bourgeois ethnic reference (a batik-printed turban/robe, a shell necklace, a ‘créole de rappeur’) that recalls the roots,” she said.
Really? Wow. How incredibly racist. Thank God Almighty that the Obamas have taught blacks to dress like white people. Exactly why does Nathalie Dolivo feel the need to coin a new phrase, black-geosie? Why am I not surprised at the racist rhetoric being spewed by French Elle? This is the same magazine that dissed Rihanna, calling her “a nigga bitch” a month ago. Well, we all know that racism is quite prevalent in the fashion industry. How else can you explain the scant numbers of black and Latino models on the runways?
What a dumbass! How many black and biracial blacks live in France, that surely she should realize this is a load of crap. This is journalism at its worst.