Hold, up.

Elle France beauty editor, Jeanne Deroo, was supposedly dressing up as her favorite singer, Solange?

So here’s her apology. Because you know, the apology always follows the “Oops did I do that?”:

“I realise how much the fact of painting oneself brown is an offensive act. I didn’t realise [sic] the seriousness of my action when I went to a private party last Saturday evening, which the theme was “Icons,” and where I chose to embody Solange Knowles, of whom I am a fan. During this private party, I posted a picture of myself on my Instagram without intention of hurting anyone. I deeply regret and would like to present all my apologies. I would also like to indicate that this picture published in a private context does not involve in any way the french ELLE magazine I work for, and I am sorry for the prejudice it has caused.”

Whatever, for what it’s worth,  you could have done Solange without the makeup. Mix some prints, keep the fro and add a bright colored lipstick.

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  • *swinging my sock full of nickels…*

  • V

    I need someone with some authority in the fashion industry, who happens to be black, to say, “FAWK YOUR APOLOGY!!!”. With all the complaints of blackface this year alone and you didn’t think it would be offensive? Idiot!

  • Orchid

    Oh wow… Didn’t know she was dressed up as Solange. That sort of makes it worse to me if that’s even possible. Oh my

  • She is saying this to distance Elle mag from her actions.

  • Mary

    The only time blackface will be funny is when they try to clean their face and it doesn’t come off.