Oy Vey: L.A. Blogger Apologizes for Fashion Shoot at Jewish Mausoleum
Blogger Rachel Nguyen of That's Chic used a Jewish cemetery as backdrop for a fashion shoot on Holocaust Remembrance Day.
One would assume that in the year 2014, people would use better judgment before posting images that could easily offend an entire ethnic group. But not in this case.
L.A.-based fashion blogger Rachel Nguyen of That's Chic, decided to post images from a photoshoot taken at a Jewish mausoleum within the Hollywood Forever Cemetery, as Jezebel pointed out on Wednesday. In addition to choosing an inappropriate location to stage a fashion shoot, Nguyen unknowingly posted the photos on Jan. 27 -- the same day as the 59th anniversary of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, marking the remembrance of the liberation of Auschwitz.
Nguyen has since deleted the images, with an apology posted on Thursday.
"This was a bad idea in general, but it also turned out to be really poorly timed. I thought I was being fun and irreverent at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery near my home, not thinking much about the denomination of the graves behind me, but more so my frustration with the fashion-blogging community," Nguyen wrote. "I had no idea when posting this that it was International Holocaust Remembrance Day, and that's on me. I'm ashamed of my own ignorance and insensitivity."
Nguyen's full apology can be read here.