Model Leomie Anderson on Kim Kardashian's cultural appropriation and the lack of diversity in the fashion industry

'It's really insulting actually'

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Having modelled for everyone from Victoria's Secret to Marc Jacobs, Leomie Anderson is no rookie in the fashion industry. 

But last month during New York Fashion Week, Leomie spoke out on Twitter after an incident backstage at a show, calling out the makeup artists for not being prepared to work with models of black skin tones. 

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Now Leomie's been speaking to MTV about her own experience being a black model in a largely white fashion industry, and the cultural appropriation both celebs and the fashion industry take from black culture.

Talking about makeup artists being unprepared and inexperienced working with black skin tones, Leomie said: "As a black model you always feel like you have to bring extra stuff or be prepared that you are maybe going to be spoken to in a certain way at a casting or at a job. It's just really unfair."

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Leomie also addressed the cultural appropriation that goes on not only within the fashion industry, but in celebrity culture too:

"The Kim K boxer braids scenario for example, that's a hair style that's very traditional to black culture and they're saying like, 'Oh Kim K started this new trend' and it's really insulting actually."

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What do you make of this? Watch the full interviews below and as always, let us know your thoughts @sugarscape 

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