How to find beauty in Phoenix?
The beauty academy in Phoenix, Arizona, which specializes in the production of women’s beauty products, has recently come under fire for its advertisements that include racist, sexist and misogynistic messages, including the following: “When it comes to black people, you don’t have a right to speak, you have a job” and “Black people are lazy, don’t take their jobs.”
The academy’s website and Twitter account have also been deleted.
According to The Arizona Republic, the Phoenix-based Phoenix Beauty Academy says its purpose is to empower women by providing them with the tools to develop a deeper understanding of beauty, and by creating a safe space for them to express themselves.
The academy, founded in 2009, has more than 4,000 students enrolled in its two-year program, according to its website.
The program offers students a chance to receive training in beauty and personal development, including makeup and personal care products.
The Phoenix Beauty Academies’ advertising is not the first to be criticized for its content, with many others also having been pulled from the platform.
Earlier this month, Beauty Academy founder and founder of the nonprofit Black People For Real Black Women, Sherri Martin, said the academy has been pulled as part of a campaign to “bring awareness to racism, sexism and hate speech that is condoning, condoning and condoning it.”
She also said that the company’s Facebook page has been “disowned” and its Instagram account has been suspended, although it was not immediately clear what the company did with those accounts.
Martin also said she received a letter from a business partner of Beauty Academy, a beauty salon, stating that the academy was going to shut down the business, but the letter did not specify why.
A spokesperson for the Phoenix Beauty Association, which runs the Beauty Academy website, said in an email to The Associated Press that the organization was “very disappointed” by the decision and is considering all options.
The school’s Facebook and Instagram accounts are still online.