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UN Women, the United Nations entity fighting for gender equality, has posted a bizarre tweet which has led to heavy criticism.
The post shows the word 'EQUALITY' and is surrounded by pointing emojis. It's a cute idea, however their choice of skin tones and their positioning has raised eyebrows.
👉🏿👉🏾👉🏽👉🏼👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻👈🏼👈🏽👈🏾👈🏿… https://t.co/ohQwmOKC6j — UN Women (@UN Women)
Presumably whoever created the graphic was aiming for an aesthetically pleasing gradient, but the result is unfortunately poignant.
@UN_Women Equality but blacks on the sidelines 😂👏🏽
Either way I support more equity. — Jorge Luis Altuve (@Jorge Luis Altuve)
@UN_Women This doesn’t look good, so I’m closer to equality than a WOC? Cause that’s what this poster implies, why… https://t.co/HVVJorQiO0 — F🐘i🥴o🌺n🐘a (@F🐘i🥴o🌺n🐘a)
No word from UN Women on this yet, and it's currently the pinned tweet on their account. We hope they listen to the criticism, and maybe even take direction from the followers trying to help:
@UN_Women @swedense 👇🏿👇🏾👇🏽👇🏼👇🏿👇🏿👇🏼👇🏽👇🏾👇🏿👇🏿
👉🏾… https://t.co/Hjgkl7rBjC — ᗩᒪIᑕE ᔕTᗩᑎIᖴOᖇᗪ (@ᗩᒪIᑕE ᔕTᗩᑎIᖴOᖇᗪ)
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