Amber Rose Responds to Kodak Black’s Comments About ‘Dark Skin’ Women: ‘This Makes Me So Sad’
Kodak Black has been dragged on social media following his controversial comments about dark skin women. So much so, that he deleted his Instagram account. Then a video surfaced where the Florida rhymer revealed that he doesn’t like his own skin complexion because it’s “too gutter.”
Recently, Amber Rose went on her Instagram page to address Kodak’s sad comments and enlighten him about colorism in the black community. While the model understands the privileges that come with being light-skinned, it was during her days in high school that she would tan her skin so she could be like the other "brown-skinned girls" in her class.
"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," she writes. "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...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," she continued. "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."
She concluded, "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. If no one tells you you're beautiful I'm here to tell you that you are!"
It looks like Kodak read Amber's message and realized the error of his ways. He posted a photo of himself asleep and in the caption he wrote that he plans on getting "woke" about the issues of colorism. He wrote, "I Aint Perfect But I'm Learning. I'm Definitely Gone Need A Girlfriend NOW To Enlighten The Rest Of The Conscious "THAT I DO HAVE LEFT."
We don't know if a girlfriend is the answer, but hopefully, his future significant other will teach him to be comfortable in the skin that he's in. Stay black, stay proud and stay woke, Kodak. ✊🏾