Photographer Posts About Black Lives Matter And Gets Absurd Cancellation Message

Photographer Shakira Rochelle seems to take a lot of intimate pictures of weddings, newborns, and pregnancy photos. It’s obvious from looking at her work that she is great at setting people at ease and capturing memories that they’ll be able to cherish in her images forever:

 

 
 
 
 
 
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She has spoken out about Black Lives Matter, a movement to end police violence against Black men and women, who have been the target of racist brutality basically ever since the existence of police. On her Instagram timeline, there is one image reading “Black Lives Matter” that was posted about a week ago. 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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On Tuesday, Twitter user @PINKdot_COM shared a series of text Shakira Rochelle received from a couple she was scheduled to photograph a wedding for. It doesn’t seem like this is the photographer’s account, but someone else who knows her and had the texts. The wedding couple were canceling their contract with her and the reason why might not surprise you: they’re racist.

The message from the irate bride reads:

Hi Shakira. I’m sorry to say that we are requesting a refund on the  deposit for our wedding. We have done a lot of talking and we cannot  bring ourselves to support anyone who is so outspoken on matters that simply do not concern them as well as someone that does not believe that ALL lives matter. We would be truly embarrassed to have you at our event and feel that you aren’t stable enough to complete the job we need from you. Please let me know when and how we can expect our refund and we are requesting to be relieved from our contract, Thanks.

Yes, Karen, all lives matter, but right now we are talking about Black lives, because they’re treated as if they don’t. Calling someone unstable because they recognize that says a whole lot more about you than it does about them.

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This is a deeply unfair cancellation, in my opinion. On the other hand, would Shakira Rochelle want to deal with these people at this point? I would not. And she’s covered her bases, as can be seen in her reply.

“I am sorry to hear that,” she politely responds to the bride. “Unfortunately the contract you signed states that your deposit is non-refundable. I will email you a cancellation agreement shortly that will require your signature to forfeit your date. I wish you a life time of growth and I would like to thank you for your donation to Black Lives Matter.”

“You will be hearing from our attorney,” the thwarted racist answers.

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People are really stanning for Shakira in the replies:

And apparently the woman who canceled responded in the FB comments of the photographer, and got even more horrible, probably because she realized there’d be no refund coming her way no matter how much she paid her lawyer:

It is great when racists lose money.

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