Oh, women of color, I know that statistically you make less than everyone when it comes to the wage gap and regularly face racial discrimination in the workplace, among other things, but stop crying about that! Save your tears for this pretty blonde model who every month has to sit in a (probably fancy) chair in a (probably fancy) salon and (probably) sip champagne while getting her highlights done. The struggle IS getting highlights every month!
The Rosa Parks of pretty blonde models is Victoria’s Secret model Devon Windsor who is on E!’s “docu-series” Model Squad, which follows a bunch of models getting ready for the fall runway season. It may sound like a show that’s as riveting and thoughtful as E!’s other shows, and it truly is thanks to Devon Windsor turning it into an educational documentary that sheds light on the trials and tribulations of being blonde.
During last Thursday’s episode, the models started talking about diversity in the fashion world, and several models talked about being discriminated against because of their race. That’s when Devon bravely entered the conversation and enlightened the models by giving them a future Harvard course called Being Blonde Is Hard. I mean, the bottoms of Devon’s feet are burned from literally going through Hell, and I can only imagine how awful it was for Devon when Paris people looked at her funny when she said to them, “Speak America! I don’t speak Paris!” Not to mention the highlights. The trail of tears smells like peroxide fumes.
Here’s how the conversation over the struggles of being blonde went between Devon and model Ping Hue:
Devon: I literally went through fucking hell, and literally lived in different countries like every other month, and didn’t speak that language. Didn’t speak Paris, didn’t speak Italian. And I did that for like two years.
Ping: I don’t think you can relate to the turmoils of being different.
Devon: You know how hard it is to be blonde? I have to get a highlight every month!
Ping: Oh my God, small violin.
And here’s Devon schooling them all with some potent facts!
Miss Universe 2012 Olivia Culpo, who is also on the show, defended Devon by basically saying that the editors took her words out of context for dramatic purposes:
I love you @devwindsor. Please understand information can be taken out of context & misconstrued to manufacture drama. I can assure you Dev has an immensely kind heart and anything that portrays otherwise is a manipulation of her true character ❤️❤️❤️
— Olivia Culpo (@oliviaculpo) September 9, 2018
Devon herself apologized, and also brought up editing:
— devon windsor (@devwindsor) September 9, 2018
There’s no way Devon Windsor wrote that. It’s the opposite of the sensitive, thought-provoking, and highly intelligent comments she made about diversity in the fashion world on Model Squad. It saddens me how Devon let a publicist silence her, because she was finally giving a voice to pretty blonde white women and fellow purple shampooers. #BlondeLivesMatter!