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Model Bullied Because Of Her Full Lips Speaks Out

Words cut deep.

If you recall my card from last week referring to the image of the African American woman's lips that MAC Cosmetics had posted on their Instagram page [see card here], well the jury has reached a verdict.
In this case, MAC along with the woman in the image [Aamito Lagum] have both finally reached out and talked about the rude, ignorant and unnecessary comments that were left underneath the picture. If you're interested in hearing more about what the two had to say about something that could've easily been avoided, keep scrolling and check out both the commentary and the brief video for yourself.
Aamito Lagum [23 years old] is a model originally from Uganda. She has been on Africa's Next Top Model and just a few weeks ago she walked in Kanye West's Yeezy show at Madison Square Garden for New York Fashion Week. While Lagum absolutely loves her lips, she was surprised when she saw the hateful comments that followed the image posted by MAC Cosmetics.
She said:
“At first, I was flattered because I absolutely think my lips look beautiful in that photo,” said Ms. Lagum, reached by phone. “But when I started to read the comments, it was quite unsettling. Horrible things were being written, and I was not very surprised, which is itself very disheartening.”
MAC's Global President, Karen Buglisi Weiler, also spoke out on the topic, saying:
“Our MAC fans are very opinionated, generally speaking, and we encourage that dialogue,” said Karen Buglisi Weiler, the brand’s global president. “But abuse and cruelty are not something we tolerate.”

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How about we as a society, stop slinging hate about shit that doesn't affect us?! you looked at a picture. did the picture punch your mother or call you a little entitled jerk? then carry on buttercup nobody needs proof that you can be a douchebag.
2 years ago·Reply
I agree! her lips are fab for sure! @Luzzy
2 years ago·Reply
well said, @BrittMonnat people just don't think before they speak these days
2 years ago·Reply
These green with envy hateful women commenters are simply showing their dire level of insecurity issues. It's pretty sad when an ad picturing a beautiful successful model who none of them even know nor will ever know threatens them so greatly that they go on the attack and seem unable to control their hateful comments they decide to post for anyone to see including the model who is a real person with feelings. I'd say if you have that sort of emotional response to an ad you might want to seek help for your own issues!!!
2 years ago·Reply
well said! I totally agree, usually when people have so much negativity to say about others they are seriously dealing with inner issues. it's sad. extremely sad @2Distracted
2 years ago·Reply