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July 3, 2017

Amber Rose Responds to Kodak, I Missed The Point Though

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Your opinion is wanted, your opinion is valued but unfortunately, it’s the minority.

I think Amber Rose missed the point in her response to Kodak Black dark skinned women comments, it came off a bit shallow. She used her response to highlight her advantages in the entertainment industry as a light skinned women. She used her response to victimize herself as a light skinned poster child of adolescence colorism. She used her light skinned as a “don’t hate me because I’m beautiful” card to respond to a man who prefers light skinned women because he finds them easier to tame, “break down”.

Smh this really makes me so sad. Being a "yellowbone" 🙄 mixed light-skinned woman I know unfortunately that Modeling jobs, boys and opportunities came to me easier but did not realize that until I got older. Growing up in Philly I went to an all black school. I was the "white girl" The one that the boys DIDN'T like, The girl that wasn't as cool as the brown skinned girls. Black was the thing to be! 😍 But for me my mom was my only black parent, my dad was as white as snow and I came out just as light as him. I would lay out in the sun and try to get as dark as I could. I would look at all of the beautiful dark skinned girls in my class and wish that I could wear bright color shirts like they did but it never quite looked as good on my complexion…… but the Brown skinned girls would pick on me, pull my hair and want to fight me for no reason? Why tho?! I loved them! I wanted to be them! Little did I know at such a young age society was teaching them to hate me. Society was telling these girls that they weren't as beautiful as me because of their complexion. They were too strong and too outspoken. It was OK for men to have sex with them behind closed doors but not OK to have them on their arm. As if light skinned girls were some type of trophy for a man, it was a social status smh. Insinuating that he had money or he just had a "bad bitch". I wanted to be them and they wanted to be me. Getting older I found myself always battling racism and feminism, asking directors why isn't there any dark skinned girls in the music videos I was featured in? Even when I was Stripper maybe there were 1 or 2 brown skinned girls that would get hired because they didn't want the club to be too "Black" 😔 I can't help that I was born with light skin but I am a woman before anything else! We need to stick together as women and educate society, educate men like this with black mothers! Not let men/people dictate what type of woman is in style or more beautiful. We are all smart and capable of being great! No matter where we come from or what complexion we are! If no one tells you you're beautiful I'm here to tell you that you are! 😍 let's change the stigma I love you all – Muva

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She missed the point. If anything she should have used that moment to speak on how Kodak Black framed light skinned women to be more submissive. You don’t need to use your response to let it be known you were bullied by dark skinned girls because it does not fit the in the context of his comments. Amber Rose attempted to fit in but made herself stand out. It’s like saying, “Hey I was bullied too for being light skin, let’s be friends.  Girls rule, boys drool.”  How can you say, “I can’t help I that I was born with light skin…”?

Newsflash: Skin complexion isn’t a choice at birth.

You can’t say let’s all ban together as women and support each other when the first part of your response is used to introduce dark skinned girls as bullies. It contradicts your close out.
There’s a Kodak Black in every neighborhood, every city, every workplace, every corner. You may even have one in your family tree. As ludicrous as his logic may sound, it’s his own logic that will ruin his career. Not a yellow-bone, red-bone or,  mocha sister, Kodak’s logic. I myself, don’t get offended when Black men make those type of comments because I understand it’s all preference. However, it doesn’t mean I agree all preferences should be made public. That’s where discernment comes into play. It’s all about how you present your preference to the public. Kodak couldn’t present a well thought out preference if it was put together in PowerPoint. There is no addressing idiocracy. Kodak Black is so deep in his self-hatred there is no reason to even explain why he said what he said. He clearly states he doesn’t like his own skin complexion and reasons his “gutter” behavior is due to his dark skin as if melanin breeds this innate trait of shiftiness. YOU CANNOT REASON WITH

That’s where discernment comes into play. It’s all about how you present your preference to the public. Kodak couldn’t present a well thought out preference if it was put together in PowerPoint. There is no addressing idiocracy. Kodak Black is so deep in his self-hatred there is no reason to even explain why he said what he said. He clearly states he doesn’t like his own skin complexion and reasons his “gutter” behavior is due to his dark skin as if melanin breeds this innate trait of shiftiness. YOU CANNOT REASON WITH STUPIDITY. This is a person who hates his skin complexion so much he made it part of his stage name, the irony.

I like Amber, I really do. She appears to be a fun soul but she lost me at, “I can’t help I was born with light skin…”

 

Kay

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