Shortly after Ashley Graham’s powerful cover interview with Allure magazine went live on Tuesday, June 18, the world-famous model, 31, began to receive hate mail. Why? Because during her conversation with the publication, Ashley mentioned that she would one day want to have children with her husband, Justin Ervin.

“I want to know as much as I can as a white woman who is going to be raising black children,” she expressed. “We’re going to have to have that conversation of ‘Mommy’s white, Daddy’s black,’ and I want to be prepared.” Unfortunately, that statement led to this … “Racism isn’t clickbait, it’s real and evil,” Ashley captioned her Instagram Story hours later. “Tap for a shocking email I received last night (one of many).”

Ashley Graham Instagram Story
Courtesy of Ashley Graham/Instagram

“You are no role model to anyone,” the appalling message began. “Race mixing is evil and against nature. You are not plus-size — you are FAT and definitely not as attractive as you think you are. Big [redacted] do not make a woman — a big heart does, and yours is as small as your pea brain,” they continued. 

“There is a silver lining — interracial marriage has a very high divorce rate. So, here’s some advice, dump some weight, including that braindead [redacted] hubby of yours. Get a brain yourself and marry a good white man have a dozen beautiful white children instead of any ugly mongrel [redacted] with your [redacted] hubby.”

To conclude, In Ashley’s own words: “The more you have conversations with people around you that are different than you, [the more] you’re going to learn and you’re going to grow. No one who isn’t black is going to understand a black person’s life, but they don’t have to be ignorant toward [what it’s like].”

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