The saddest fact I’ve learned is: Nobody matters less to our society than young black women. Nobody. They have any complaint about the way they are treated: They are “bitches, hos, and gold-diggers,” plain and simple. Kelly never misbehaved with a single white girl who sued him or that we know of. Mark Anthony Neal, the African-American scholar, makes this point : one white girl in Winnetka and the story would have been different.
This is not what our children need to look up to because at its most basic interpretation, it is self-hating. These people are becoming famous for self-hate, the commodification of one’s body, and perpetuating dangerous beauty standards. This needs to stop.
Throughout the history of mass media, women have been depicted in a certain way–with a specific emphasis on their (sexualized) bodies and their (sexual) relationships with men–and this is obviously so, so problematic, but is it not better that now, finally, women are the ones who are making a profit off of this business?