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YouTube beauty blogger Laura Lee has been dropped or suspended from every one of her business partnerships in the midst of the backlash over a racist tweet that found its way online.
Via The Blast, “The Blast can exclusively confirm that beauty retail giant ULTA has cut ties with Lee’s makeup line, Laure Lee Los Angeles, following a reviewer of the situation.” A company spokesperson says, “We have decided not to move forward with the launch of Laura Lee Los Angeles. ULTA Beauty values equality and in all that new do.”
ULTA did not have a set date for the now-canceled makeup line. Earlier this week the company was delaying the launch of her collection pending a review and the company was “disappointed to learn the nature of the tweets that have recently surfaced.” Another one of Laura’s partnership, Boxycharm, were the first to speak out on Laura’s resurfaced tweet.
Laura’s tweet said, “Tip to all black people if you pull ur pants up you can run from the police faster… #yourwelcome.” Diff Eyewear, a sunglasses company dropped her, and Morphe Brushes snatched her from their website quick.
Laura Lee deactivated her YouTube account and tweeted a lengthy apology. Sorry not Sorry.
Source: The Blast
Written By: Fantasia Harvey