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Black model refuses to wear ‘racist’ monkey ears and lips at fashion show

An African-American model at a Fashion Institute of Technology runway show says she was pressured to wear bizarre, “racist” accessories like “monkey ears” and oversized lips. “I stood there almost ready to break down telling the staff that I felt incredibly uncomfortable with having to wear these pieces and that they were clearly racist,” Amy Lefevre, 25, told The Post. “I was told that it was fine to feel uncomfortable for only 45 seconds.” Lefevre, who has been modeling for four years and appeared on more than two dozen catwalks, said she is no stranger to industry bigotry but had never experienced anything as bad as the FIT fashion event on Feb. 7. “I was literally shaking. I could not control my emotions. My who ...