Just in time for the Oscars, Orly nail polish decided to celebrate the Best Picture nominees by designing manicures after them.  For example, take a look at Best Picture Nominee The Wolf of Wall Street inspired manicure:

15184_637477142954821_1905058533_nGet it?

Wall St. looks like a street sign.

Then there was the Gravity manicure:


The blue nail polish, for space, right?

But look what happens with the 12 Years A Slave manicure:


So, this brown color is where I’m stumped. Is that supposed to be the color of a slave?  They even added the extra touch of shackles and white nail polish. Is the white polish supposed to symbolize white people?

Even people on Orly’s Instagram were confused about the manicure:

survivor_of_the_walking_deadWhatever I will just stop asking =-/

havonnebeehm very strange theme for a manicure.

 aimee_miguel@jobell this is just weird
allisonadelinano…just no. this was the most graphic brutal movie I’ve ever seen.
narwhalynnwhy are you holding brown polish
smartass_rockerReally with the brown polish? Some thing just don’t need nail art tributes.
smartass_rocker*some things*
shavonnebee@orlynails oh yes I definitely agree, but the movie was very brutal and personal and some people could see the manicure as trivializing the situation. Just sharing a different opinion :)
In response to the complaints, Orly stated that the hand model isn’t holding a “brown” polish, but a nude color, which was used to outline “12 years”.
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