Cheryl Has Responded To ‘Racism’ Accusations Made By Transgender Model Munroe Bergdorf
Munroe says the singer should be sacked by L'Oréal.
Transgender model, Munroe Bergdorf, was fired from L’Oréal for saying that “all white people are racist” following the riots in Charlottesville, and she has since called for Cheryl to be fired too because of something that happened in 2003.
Speaking on BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire show, she said, “I shouldn’t be sacked for calling out racism when I was in a campaign that was meant to be championing diversity,” she said, referencing the brand’s latest advertisement.
“Especially when I was speaking about the violence of white people, but they’ve got Cheryl Cole on the campaign and she was actively convicted for punching a black women in the face,” she said.
“I don’t understand how I’m not ‘in line with their values’ but they will hire Cheryl over and over again and give her more and more chances, but she was convicted for punching a black woman in the face. I think that just says a lot about white privilege, which proves my point.”
However, Cheryl has clapped back at Munroe’s comments in an effort to defend her reputation. A spokesperson for the singer told OK! Online, “More than 14 years ago Cheryl was unanimously acquitted of a charge of racially aggravated assault. She is disappointed to find her name involved in Munroe Bergdorf’s media interview.”
While an assault did occur in the Guildford nightclub in 2003, Cheryl was not found guilty of racial assault, but rather of assault occasioning actual bodily harm.
At the time, she was sentenced to 120 hours of community service and was ordered to pay the victim £500 in compensation.
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