Sofia Richie is Sick of People Thinking It’s OK to Say Racist Things To Her
A long time ago in 2003, a once-popular puppet musical Avenue Q triumphantly proclaimed, “Everybody’s a little bit racist,” but 13 years later, that’s not something most of us feel comfortable celebrating — especially people of color.
For instance, Sofia Richie hears racist things all the time because people don’t realize they’re saying them in front of a black girl.
During her recent interview with Complex, Sofia revealed that while she’d never experienced any overt racism in the fashion world, LA was a different story.
“I’m very light, so some people don’t really know that I’m black. I’ve been in situations where people will say something kind of racist and I’ll step in and they’ll be like, ‘Oh well, you’re light,’” Sofia revealed.
“That still doesn’t cut it, buddy,” she continued. “It’s 2016 — you better get your shit together before you get slapped out here.”
Or, to quote one of the preeminent voices of our day and take his words completely out of context, “you need to cut it.”
Read our cover story with Sofia Richie here.