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Fashion blogger slammed after posing for photos at Jewish mausoleum

By Mason White 12:01 PM February 3, 2014
Rachel Nguyen 

By: Sanvi Rizvi
A fashion blogger was slammed for taking pictures at a Jewish mausoleum in California. Now, the blogger has apologized to the Jewish community.

Rachel Nguyen has also deleted the photos, which showed her posing in high heels, a black skirt and a white shirt in front of the mausoleum.

In her apology she wrote:

In my last post (since removed), I posted pictures of myself posing in a cemetery with a “f*** it” attitude. I owe everyone a big humble apology.

This was a bad idea in general, but it also turned out to be really poorly timed. I thought I was being fun and irreverent at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery near my home, not thinking much about the denomination of the graves behind me, but more so my frustration with the fashion-blogging community.

I had no idea when posting this that it was International Holocaust Remembrance Day, and that’s on me. I’m ashamed of my own ignorance and insensitivity.

As soon as the first comment criticizing the post came in, I knew I was in the wrong and went to that reader’s blog to apologize.

Now I’d like to apologize to everyone and in particular anyone whose life or legacy was touched by the Holocaust. While I can’t take back this offense, I promise to better educate myself and be more sensitive going forward.