Coffee Rhetoric Podcast: Ep. 7 - Pretty Mess: Influencer Culture, Tokenism, & Messy Brands

Tarte Cosmetics is currently under fire for alleged discrimination against BIPOC influencers during their luxury trips. Many are accusing the company of using these individuals as "tokens" to showcase performative diversity. However, despite these accusations, some BIPOC influencers continue to accept their offers. While Tarte is the one who ultimately benefits from these deals amidst the controversy, some BIPOC beauty influencers are still content with the rewards. As they complain to their followers about issues such as small villa rooms and shady flight plans, the question remains: should anyone really care? Listen in as I try to make sense of all the drama!