This Woman Had A Brilliant Reply To Someone Who Said She'd Look Better If She Had Lighter Skin
“I want all my dark skin girls to know that we are chocolate goddesses no matter what anyone says!” Mimi Mbah told BuzzFeed News.
This is 19-year-old Mimi Mbah. She's a college student and aspiring model from Gaithersburg, Maryland.
But also some horrid ones. "[If] she was lighter, she'd be fire," one said.
Mbah didn't take this lightly and delivered a brilliant clapback which gained over 56,000 likes and 20,000 retweets.
Mbah told BuzzFeed News: "I wasn't surprised when I first received that tweet but I was definitely disappointed."
The reason she wasn't surprised was because she has seen dark-skinned women shamed for no other reason than being themselves online. "It's happened to me before and I think almost every dark skin girl can say the same too," she said.
She added: "I'm glad my tweet went viral because now I feel like I have a platform which I want to use to talk about things like that and give advice to other dark skin women who are going through similar situations and probably blaming themselves for it.
She felt it was important to reply to the comment because: "I actually wanted people to see that colorism is still real."