Abercrombie and Fitch fires gay plus-size model after racist Black Lives Matter remarks are uncovered

Abercrombie and also Fitch has fired its new gay plus-size model after racist comments about Black Lives Matter "extremists" were revealed on his social media.


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  • Abercrombie and Fitch fires gay plus-size model after racist Black Lives Matter remarks are uncovered
  • Abercrombie and Fitch fires gay plus-size model after racist Black Lives Matter remarks are uncovered

    Michael McCauley apologised to fans after being gone down from the Abercrombie and Fitch campaign (Instagram\/@michaelrobertmccauley)

    Abercrombie and also Fitch has fired its new gay plus-size imitate racist remarks about Black Lives Issue \"extremists\" were revealed on his social media sites.

    Last month Michael McCauley was hired for the fashion retailer's 'Face Your Tough' scent project, which commemorates \"body positivity, self-empowerment, resolution, LGBT equal rights, gender equality, getting over barriers, and also more\".

    The project was extensively commended for its variety and also included professional athletes Megan Rapinoe, Ryan Russell and also Gus Kenworthy.

    McCauley, who calls himself \"America's Favourite Teddy Bear Version\", was talked to by Queerty concerning his role in the project. Soon after the feature was released, a number of racist social media blog posts created by McCauley began recirculating online.

    In one of the messages, McCauley blasted members of Black Lives Matter, calling them \"a group of extremists\".

    In an additional, he bemoaned the protestor group for blocking the roads and also making him late for a \"essential\" meeting. \"Thank you for making your point-- I rejoice your life matters greater than my own,\" he stated.

    And in a video clip posted to Facebook, he took goal at the actress Jada Pinkett Smith for her stance on #OscarsSoWhite, and afterwards complained that the Grammys do not choose enough white musicians.

    \" Jada Pinkett Smith, so, uh, considering that you're mosting likely to be boycotting the Oscars, I have actually chosen I'm going to boycott the Grammys since insufficient white individuals are nominated,\" he claimed.

    It wasn't long before Abercrombie and Fitch abandoned McCauley from their campaign, clearly eager to distance the brand from his questionable comments.

    After a number of days of silence McCauley at some point resolved the issue on Twitter, clarifying that he really did not imply to be offending.

    \" I intend to address the comments that were lately brought to light from a number of years back,\" he composed. \"They were not planned to be painful. I know how insensitive they are as well as I'm sorry for the damage they've reason. Thank you.\"

    When his apology was further criticised for being \"half-assed\" and \"boilerplate,\" McCauley responded with a six-minute long video clip on his Instagram.

    He told visitors he was \"really, actually sorry concerning all the remarks that have appeared recently from my past on Facebook. And also I simply want you men to recognize, I don't concur with any of that things that I said\".

    After enlightening himself on the Black Lives Matter motion, he claimed he currently comprehends \"just how wrong as well as privileged those comments are, and also why they're racist, why they're not a joke. As well as I do not whatsoever stand for things like that\".

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    It had not been long prior to Abercrombie as well as Fitch abandoned McCauley from their campaign, undoubtedly keen to distance the brand name from his debatable remarks.

    After numerous days of silence McCauley ultimately addressed the matter on Twitter, discussing that he didn't imply to be offensive.

    \" I wish to address the comments that were lately brought to light from several years earlier,\" he composed. \"They were not planned to be hurtful. I know just how aloof they are and I regret the harm they have actually cause. Thank you.\"

    When his apology was additional criticised for being \"half-assed\" and \"boilerplate,\" McCauley reacted with a six-minute long video clip on his Instagram.

    He informed customers he was \"actually, really sorry regarding all the comments that have actually appeared recently from my past on Facebook. And I just want you people to know, I don't concur with any of that things that I stated\".

    After educating himself on the Black Lives Issue movement, he claimed he currently recognizes \"simply exactly how wrong as well as blessed those comments are, and also why they're racist, why they're not a joke. And I do not by any means mean things like that\".


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