I am not a hater. Lupita is wildly talented. But seriously, people are beginning to get on my nerves with comments about how refreshing her dark afro and dark skin tone is ” oh it’s so nice to see a different type of black beauty represented in mainstream media”
Alek Wek and Grace Jones must be fuming!!!! What? they weren’t pretty and cuddly enough? To be honest I’m not even bothered about people so quickly wanting to forget about the powerful images these women put out, it’s all good. What’s irritating, is that people aren’t commenting on the beautiful Lupita and leaving it at that, they are making these comments, and simultaneously ridiculing other stunningly beautiful black women, calling them out for being fairer, all weaved up and overtly sexual. So here is my gripe, we as black women cannot expect others to embrace the diverse beauty amongst us when we don’t do the same ourselves. I celebrate Lupita for her talent, beauty, elegance and style. I equally celebrate Beyoncé for her full on, in your face weaved up, 24 inch Peruvian hair, fanning!!!!. We don’t have to have a one in, one out mentality, freedom comes from embracing diversity. Can I finish by calling out some hypocrites!!! All of a sudden these dudes are checking on Lupita abi? When was the last time you saw a fine bro with a Gorimapa Lupita look alike? And to all my beautiful sisters shouting about how much her look is refreshing, ” Lupita this, Lupita that”, abegiiiiiiiiiiiii when was the last time you stepped out in your natural afro.?