The discussion surrounding racism and police brutality has brought out the ugly sides of a lot of friends and family, and in the case of one photographer, it brought out an unfortunate side of one of her would-be customers.
It started when photographer Shakira Rochelle shared a Black Lives Matter post and expressed her solidarity with the Black community.
While Shakira received plenty of support for her post, not everyone was so supportive. Screenshots shared by a Twitter user who goes by “Q” show that a bride who had booked Shakira for her wedding was not happy with the post and demanded a refund.
The message would likely be disheartening to many people, but Shakira wasn’t letting that cancellation get her down. She delivered a true graceful zinger of a response and put the bride’s deposit toward a good cause.
The post has gone wildly viral on the internet since it was first shared, and Shakira has gained a lot of new followers and supporters from her decision to stand up for what she believes in. Unfortunately, though, a photoshopped version of the messages has also started to spread, and she decided to speak up to ensure that everyone knew the truth.