YouTube beauty blogger Laura Lee has been dropped or suspended from every one of her business partnerships in the midst of backlash over a racist tweet that found its way online.
via The Blast:
The Blast can exclusively confirm that beauty retail giant Ulta has cut ties with Lee’s makeup line, Laura Lee Los Angeles, following a review of the situation. “We have decided not to move forward with the launch of Laura Lee Los Angeles. Ulta Beauty values equality and inclusivity in all that we do,” a company spokesperson tells us.
Ulta, who had not yet set a date for the now-canceled release, had said earlier this week it was delaying the launch of her collection pending a review and the company was “disappointed to learn the nature of the tweets that have recently surfaced.”
Another Lee collaborator, Boxycharm, was the first to speak out on Lee’s resurfaced tweet, where she said:
“Tip for all black people if you pull ur pants up you can run from the police faster.. #yourwelcome.” The subscription service’s CEO posted a video on Facebook condemning Lee’s words and cutting ties with her.