South Sudanese model Nykhor Paul blasts fashion industry: I'm 'tired of apologizing for my blackness'

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South Sudanese fashion model Nykhor Paul took to Instagram on Wednesday to vent her frustration toward the fashion industry and makeup artists who don't have the proper makeup for black models.

Paul posting a striking photo of herself which accompanied a lengthy caption which took many makeup artists to task for being unprepared, writing, "Why do I have to bring my own makeup to a professional show when all the other white girls don't have to do anything but show up? "There's so [many] options our there for dark skin tones today. A good makeup artist would come prepared."

Dear white people in the fashion world! Please don't take this the wrong way but it's time you people get your shit right when it comes to our complexion! Why do I have to bring my own makeup to a professional show when all the other white girls don't have to do anything but show up wtf! Don't try to make me feel bad because I am blue black its 2015 go to Mac, Bobbi Brown, Makeup forever, Iman cosmetic, black opal, even Lancôme and Clinique carried them plus so much more. there's so much options our there for dark skin tones today. A good makeup artist would come prepare and do there research before coming to work because often time you know what to expect especially at a show! Stop apologizing it's insulting and disrespectful to me and my race it doesn't help, seriously! Make an effort at least! That goes for NYC, London, Milan, Paris and Cape Town plus everywhere else that have issues with black skin tones. Just because you only book a few of us doesn't mean you have the right to make us look ratchet. I'm tired of complaining about not getting book as a black model and I'm definitely super tired of apologizing for my blackness!!!! Fashion is art, art is never racist it should be inclusive of all not only white people, shit we started fashion in Africa and you modernize and copy it! Why can't we be part of fashion fully and equally?

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Paul, who began modeling in 2008 and has worked constantly, booking big-name runway shows and several magazine covers, concluded her message with a call for equality, writing, "Fashion is art, art is never racist it should be inclusive of all not only white people, s**t we started fashion in Africa and you modernize and copy it! Why can't we be part of fashion fully and equally?"

Paul's message to the makeup artist community has been met with a great deal of support from her fans and fellow models who share her frustration.

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