Tyson Reveals Racial-Profiling @ Barneys … Jay Z Wants More Facts!by Jacky Jasper
“My idea was born out of creativity and charity… not profit.” ~Jay Z
Holy Grail: Charity Never Faileth?
Tyson Beckford may be the most recognizable male face in fashion, but that doesn’t mean Barneys New York hasn’t racially profiled the supermodel … who promotes the very threads they peddle!!!
” I still get followed all the time any time I go to a store. It’s sad.”
Here’s what Jay Z had to say about the backlash he’s facing over his deal with Barneys:
“Why am I being demonized, denounced and thrown on the cover of a newspaper for not speaking immediately? The negligent, erroneous reports and attacks on my character, intentions and the spirit of this collaboration have forced me into a statement I didn’t want to make without the full facts.
I am against discrimination of any kind but if I make snap judgments, no matter who it’s towards, aren’t I committing the same sin as someone who profiles? I am no stranger to being profiled and I truly empathize with anyone that has been put in that position. Hopefully this brings forth a dialogue to effect real change.”
Has one civil rights activist stepped forward in Jay Z’s defense, saying “Don’t blame Jay Z, blame Barneys?” Of course! Just ask Al Sharpton.