Lily May Mac is just 22, but she has already made a name for herself as a model, makeup entrepreneur, and Instagram phenomenon. Unfortunately for Mac, after a series of vulgar, discriminatory tweets surfaced from her social media activity, the public is branding her a racist, too.
In the tweets, which were posted through 2011, 2012, and 2013, Mac vocally and proudly states that she has a preference for dating white men, and that she desires a baby with Caucasian features.
She goes on to describe many Asian girls that date white men as “mediocre,” and complain about the multiple Asian men that hit on her. Mac has even declared that: “If another short old Asian man tries buying me a drink, I’m going to puke on them.” When one Twitter user accused her of racism, Mac countered with “it’s not racism… it’s a preference’ its basically like saying you hate licorice.”
When people called Mac out for having full Pinoy heritage on Facebook, her mother chimed in with controversial views of her own. She claims that the family moved to Australia because they were not proud of their Pinoy heritage, telling a fellow Filipina: “You sound very proud of your crab mentality.” It would appear that anti-Asian sentiment runs in their family.
Many of Mac’s past tweets are also homophobic. She calls Asian guys who do peace signs “faggots,” and expresses sadness that “so many cute white boys” also “look so homo.”
Mac initially downplayed criticism of her tweets, blasting back that her sexual preferences could not be equated with racism and dismissing her tweets as “stupid shit” said when she was “younger.”
Eventually the public outcry evidently became too much for her, however, as she later tweeted a full apology, declaring “I want to say sorry for what I said when I was obviously closeminded & and away from public eye.” She later followed this up with “It was wrong then & wrong now but now I know better.”
Hopefully Lily May Mac has learned her lesson. There’s nothing that dampens a makeup line quite like a racism scandal.
Via Asia One