This is patronising performative wokeness on steroids and it’s SO weird. Rihanna has *always* stood up for marginalised folks. In 2013 you slut-shamed her in the world’s most bizarre attempt at an op-ed and now she’s the one who’s “grown into such an important voice”. https://t.co/mSPgq4fTPs— 👩🏾💻 (@natalieisonline) October 20, 2018
Rihanna turns down Super Bowl halftime show in support of Kaepernick.
Jameela Jamil decided to praise Rihanna's decision by turning this Black issue into a POC issue and pushing her body positivity agenda.
Fans on twitter were not pleased and called her out for erasing black voices.
This is not a PoC issue. It’s a Black issue. Your constant forcing of PoC solidarity highlight your commitment to the erasure of Black voices. That you would even have the audacity to wedge in your “body positivity” agenda here is truly disgraceful. https://t.co/fq6gylqSOx— 👩🏾💻 (@natalieisonline) October 20, 2018
You keep claiming that you are “learning and trying” and in the past I have genuinely given you the benefit of the doubt but you are constantly trying to establish adjacency to Black women to further your own personal agenda. It’s transparent and unsavoury.— 👩🏾💻 (@natalieisonline) October 20, 2018
I’m not going to “stay in my lane” if that means never being able to show love and admiration for the work or talent of black people. That’s erasure. Which I’m learning about. Which I never want to be guilty of. I’m showing all my love to everyone. And always open to learning.— Jameela Jamil (@jameelajamil) October 20, 2018
AH i understand! I will amend this immediately! Thank you for explaining it. Fuck I’m so ignorant! I will be better! X— Jameela Jamil (@jameelajamil) October 20, 2018
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