April 25, 2018
"I am Hollywood's acceptable version of a Black girl and that has to change. We're vastly too beautiful and too interesting for me to be the only representation of that." – #Zendaya in conversation with @BadAssBoz at #BeautyconNYC pic.twitter.com/wZaIrJm1Tw
— Danielle (@theislandiva) April 22, 2018
This is major lolz.
Zendaya Coleman has called out Hollywood’s beauty standards.
The 21-year-old actress says she’s the industry’s “acceptable version of a black girl”.
Speaking at the Beautycon Festival she said colourism within the beauty and entertainment industries needs to end.
“As a light-skinned black woman it’s important that I’m using my privilege, my platform, to show you how much beauty there is in the African-American community,” she said.
Her comments were made during a discussion about representation with Uber’s chief brand officer, Bozoma Saint John.
Firstly, dear, you’re not actually a “black girl.”
You’re a really lucky mulatto who ended up with virtually no prominent negroid features.
But I guess that is the point you are trying to make.
The thing about that is… Hollywood is not creating the standards of what is sexually attractive.
These standards are biologically determined.
And the facial features which make a person attractive are genetically linked to Europeans.
It is actual math.
Unlike popular science hoaxes, such as global warming, this is actual IRL science.
So I mean, obviously Hollywood could make movies with a bunch of monkey-looking negresses.
They have the ability to do that.
But no one would watch them.
So instead, for their woman of color quota, they use you.
And Zoe Saldana.
All four of you mulattoes with more or less European features + a bit of spiciness.
I mean, at least you all have human skull shapes.
Furthermore – Rihanna is also a mulatto.
And hey – I hate to break it to you, niggers, but Pam Grier – the prototypical negroid sex symbol – was actually half Asian.
Please note the nose and lips, cheek bones – entire skull shape.
You’re not gonna make that ape from “Hidden Figures” into a sex symbol.
That’s just not happening. Black people won’t even go along with that.
They couldn’t make the pure-blood Oprah – who is the most successful negro in all of human history – into a sex symbol.
Or you know – GET ON THE BOAT.
You’ve got an entire continent waiting for you where you’ll never have to explain how you feel bad for being the best looking monkey in the zoo.