Refilwe Modiselle Does Not Want to Be Called "Albino", Calls It Derogatory

Refilwe Modiselle Does Not Want to Be Called "Albino", Calls It Derogatory

- Refilwe Modiselle took to social media to let South Africans know that using the term "albino" is derogatory

- This was after a Twitter user used the term to ask about models who are living with albinism

- Social media users were impressed with Refilwe constantly educating them on how to speak properly

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South African model and entertainer Refilwe Modiselle, aka "VanillaBlaq", does not want to be called an "albino". Refilwe often uses her platform to educate people on albinism and she's been laying down some more facts.

Refilwe constantly reminds people to not refer to others with albinism as "albinos". She clapped back at a Twitter user who asked her if there were any "albino" models in South Africa.

A few people took to the comments section to drop a few names of models who have albinism but Refilwe hit back and let people know that she's not about using the term "albino".

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Refilwe Modiselle Does Not Want to Be Called "Albino", Calls It Derogatory

Refilwe Modiselle told the Twitter timeline that using the term "albino" is disrespectful. Image: @vanillablaq
Source: Twitter

"Please don’t refer to us as “albino”, it’s very derogatory. Come correct please, it’s person(s) with albinism. Correct referral is models with albinism. Thanks for coming to my #TEDtalk," said Refilwe.

Twitter user @IvoryGreathous1 added his two cents and made it known what the correct term is too:

"The correct term is beautiful sisters. Period."

Refilwe has been in the media for shedding light on what it means to have albinism and she always strives to educate instead of putting others down.

After Refilwe let people know what the correct term is, social media users thanked her for teaching them what is right.

In other news about the Modiselle sisters, Briefly.co.za reported that Candice Modiselle dragged make-up artists who can't work with brown skin. Working in the entertainment industry certainly comes with the glitz and the glam but sometimes things don't always go as planned.

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Candice Modiselle has slammed make-up artists who don't know how to work with darker skin tones. The conversation was sparked by a Twitter user who expressed their disappointment in how black actresses have been treated in Hollywood.

For some actresses, it would be difficult to find someone who knows how to work with their hair, which resulted in them having to style their own hair on set.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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