Tina Knowles-Lawson didn't hold back on her criticism for U.S. Vogue as she urged Anna Wintour to follow in Edward Enninful's steps and hire more Black photographers.
The 66-year-old mother of Beyonce and Solange took to Instagram to share her frustration at the fashion publication, and called for more to be done to improve diversity.
Sharing a photo of British Vogue editor-in-chief Edward, Tina praised him for featuring Black activists, including models Adwoa Aboah and Joan Smalls and soccer player Marcus Rashford on the cover of the magazine's September issue.
"Kudos to this wonderful Man Mr. Edward Enningful !! Editor of “British Vogue “ for boldly putting our beautiful Activists on the cover !!!" she wrote on Instagram. "When will American Vogue step up and hire more Black Photographers for cover shoots? We’re waiting....... @edward_enningful."
The black and white images of the activists were also shot by four Black photographers.
Tina's comments come after editor-in-chief Anna sent a memo to staff members at U.S. Vogue back in June, in which she admitted to “hurtful and intolerant” racial inequality at the publication.
“I want to say this especially to the Black members of our team — I can only imagine what these days have been like,” she wrote in the email. “But I also know that the hurt, and violence, and injustice we’re seeing and talking about have been around for a long time. Recognizing it and doing something about it is overdue.”
Her apology came amid widespread Black Lives Matter protests in the U.S. and across the world following the death of George Floyd at the hands of a white police officer.
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