Un Women has taken down its Valentine’s Day illustration that featured a lone black lady standing alone amongst . The transfer got here after the illustration sparked outrage on social media.
“We posted an illustration on Valentine’s Day, depicting love in all its diversity. We listened to what you said in the comments & decided to take it down. UN Women works for gender equality&empowerment of all women & girls regardless of age, race, ethnicity or sexual orientation,” they introduced on social media.
We posted an illustration on Valentine’s Day, depicting love in all its range. We listened to what you stated within the feedback & determined to take it down. UN Women works for gender equality&empowerment of all ladies & women no matter age, race, ethnicity or sexual orientation. pic.twitter.com/GyMt9foapr
— UN Women (@UN_Women) February 15, 2021
In the unique illustration, which one person shared as a remark, just a few , together with a same-sex couple, may be seen hugging one another — giving out a message of range and inclusivity. But the image additionally exhibits a lone black lady standing alone, hugging herself.
This one? pic.twitter.com/0A4o8krSf3
— christine.py (@BroaderImpact) February 15, 2021
Users had been, nevertheless, not satisfied with this apology. “Where the hell is the apology??? Does your concern for women only apply if they’re not Black?!?!? You need to acknowledge the pain you caused!!!!!!” wrote one.
Another wrote, “you left it up all day and didn’t apologize. anti-blackness is real. acknowledging it instead of glossing over it would be a better place to start. damn.”