Kylie Cosmetics takes part in advocacy challenge
Kylie Cosmetics CEO Kylie Jenner has had one rollercoaster of a week! Last week the beauty mogul came under fire for allegedly forging tax receipts to Forbes magazine.
Since then, the reality star has opened up about her beauty empire and is sharing how she plans to be an advocate for marginalized groups across the U.S.
A new challenge has gripped the internet, calling all major businesses to share what percentages of diverse ethnicities they have hired. Among those to take part in the challenge feature Tarte Cosmetics, Dove, and L'Oreal.
Kylie posted her numbers on the #PullUpOrShutUp challenge.
On her cosmetic Instagram page, Jenner wrote, "Kylie Cosmetics is here for Pull Up For Change for our team, and for the Black community. We are proud of the diversity within our company, with a team of Black, White, Asian, Native American, Hispanic, and Middle Eastern women."
Kylie Cosmetics disclosed that currently, 13 percent of the team are Black, 47 percent of the team are BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color), 53 percent of the team are white and 100 percent of the team are women-identifying.
The post also recognizes that the beauty empire could do better, and wrote, "As our team grows we commit to a continued focus on ethnic diversity in the workplace and the recruitment of black employees."
The post continued, "The numbers you see above represent the people at our Kylie Cosmetics/Kylie Skin HQ. Our leadership team is made up of two people [Kylie Jenner] and [Kris Jenner]."
In another statement, Kylie Cosmetics revealed that they will do more than just hire a more diverse team, sharing that they will actively work towards inclusivity and that they stand in solidarity with the Black community.
"As a beauty brand built around community, we always have, and always will stand for inclusivity, and have set to empower our customers, followers and team members," the letter reads.
"Our team has signed petitions, texted, sent emails, made calls, and come together in solidarity over this last week, but these are not one time actions and this is not a momentary commitment," it continued.
The statement closed with a sense of positivity and hope for the future adding, "Change does not happen overnight. This is an ongoing dialogue, and we hope you all will continue to be vocal about what you want to see, not only from us, but from the beauty community, and from each other. We're in this together."
Kylie Jenner has been open about organizations she is not only donating to but sharing information on how others can help as well.
Visit ColorOfChange to learn more about the movement to hold the government accountable for racial disparities.