The popular fashion brand, Revolve, is currently hosting an influencer trip #revolvearoundtheworld for "45 of their best buds" in the beautiful Thailand.
As they flood their IG feed with FOMO-worthy photos, one thing is clear: there is not one noticeable woman of color or curvy girl amongst these influencers, and social media isn't having it. Fellow influencers, bloggers, and followers took to the trending fashion brand's IG page to voice their opinion and call them out on not being inclusive.
Fashion and travel blogger, @nuyorkdreamer, wrote a blog post, "What's Lacking in The Blogsphere" shining a light on the segregation that exists between influencers and brands that work with them, amongst other issues, and was one of the first to point out Revolve's culpability on this issue:
With women at the forefront speaking up like @nuyorkerdreamer and Love & Hip Hop's loud and proud afro-Latina, Amara La Negra, who recently slammed haters for questioning her skin tone with a childhood video, this seems like an ongoing conversation that will no longer be ignored. Everyone has to do better.