Jari Jones is an American-born trans actress and is the new image of Calvin Klein’s campaign. To celebrate LGBTIQ+ Pride Month the firm decided to bet on a model that would challenge established parameters and no one better than Jones for that task.
The actress recognizes he is known as queer and lesbian. She is also a part of the #BlackLiveMatter movement and is part of the Afro-descendant community.
Proud un my Calvins is the slogan of the new campaign that stars and that seeks to promote freedom in diversity so that each person can live as they prefer.
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A shared publication of CALVIN KLEIN (@calvinklein) on 23 Jun, 2020 at 6:50 PDT
In that sense, users showed their discontent about the brand’s decision and tweeted negative things about it.