Is Lupita’s Success A Reality Check For Light-Skinned Women?

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lupitaBy: Stephanie Allen-Gobert

“Dear Lupita, the letter reads. “I think you’re really lucky to be this Black but yet this successful in Hollywood overnight. I was just about to buy Dencia’s Whitenicious cream to lighten my skin when you appeared on the world map and saved me.” One might think the previous sentiment would make anyone happy or pleased to be an African American of any shade. But the words so encouraging and sent by a fan of Lupita Nyong’o, sent pop star Dencia in a Twitter rage!

The fan was thanking Lupita for loving the skin she is in and making the darker shade of African American women look even more radiant than it already is. Nyong’o was a guest speaker at the Essence Women in Hollywood Luncheon where she opened up about the importance of loving your skin completion. During her speech she shared her own journey toward accepting her dark skin and revealed that a fan wrote her a letter thanking her for influencing her decision not to purchase Whitenicious, Dencia’s skin bleaching cream.

The typo and grammatical error filled Twitter rant captured quite a bit of attention as Dencia claimed that white companies owned Lupita.

“Every year the Oscars use 1 black scape goat 2 fool blacks 2 support them, this is ur year, next year another black person get over urselves,” one tweet read.

The rant continued: “& oh @Lupita Nyongo cln’t talk abt the bleaching creams white people (Companies) make cuz the white man pays her, they own her!!,” she tweeted. “And oh while u claim she isn’t thinking of me, I’m on Her brain 4 her 2 mention me in a speech she shld have thanked u stupid fools.”

Then Dencia let her critics know that she won’t be losing any money for attacking Nyong’o on social media.

“I don’t have a record deal or pple who pay me I pay every1 who works 4 me so I can tweet how I feel unlike most celebs n my money still here,” another tweet read.

Many Twitter users stepped in to defend Nyong’o against the attacks, but it’s not as if the star needs the help. Nyong’o hasn’t responded and instead tries to stay committed to her life and the beautiful skin she is in!

Source: http://atlantablackstar.com