A Tumblr user got more than she bargained for when she posted a dual image of herself with and without “makeup”. As a result, folks criticized her for trying to be something she’s not. The woman responded with saying that being offensive wasn’t her intentions, according to a source.

“My explanation is: I’m half latina, so when I go out in the sun, I easily get a tan. Plus I’m wearing self tanner and makeup in the picture where I’m darker. And in the picture that I’m pale, I clearly did not have a tan and no makeup on. And when di it become horrible to want to be tan/dark? I am not trying to be black, and frankly, I don’t even look black. I have white/latina features. But I’m sorry to those who got offended. That was really not my intention. I respect other people’s culture and I’m not trying to steal anything from you. But there are so many beautiful black people and I get inspired by you. And the fact that I’m “obsessed” with your culture isn’t completely wrong to say because I know about your history and I want to support that, and there have been so many great people with a great message to the world. That’s all.”

The woman has since deleted her Tumblr account


Fam, does her explanation make sense to you? Sound off!

Lakia Nichole

Lakia Nichole’s Blog is a platform to showcase love for my people, our culture, and all positive things in-between.