And really it’s important for all children to see. Every kid needs to know that diversity is a beautiful thing. It’s especially important for children of color so they can see their skin being celebrated for a change, but also for white kids so they can see that every skin color, not just their own, is one to celebrate!
how people miss the racial commentary of this song is still so astounding to me. it’s so clearly a fuck white beauty standards song.
most white people so drunk off whiteness, they don’t even get it.
who knew though…… by 2014, white people would “discover” twerking and convince themselves that jennifer lopez and other white bitches made booty a good thing to have. lol.
they still can’t admit that black women are beautiful. they will just keep magic wand selecting all of our features as beautiful, but not beautiful on us.
How many people paid attention to this part of the video
ok that shit was obvious, like he even says ” Cosmo says you’re fat, well I aint down with that”
they only hear a black man hollering about butts and find it hilarious and dont really listen to anything else
I think what bothers me most is that I had NO idea that this was a part of the video. I’ve heard the song countless times and yet I still manage to miss this vital piece of the message. I’ve always loved this song and now that I’m older I can appreciate it even more as a song that exposes how a large percent of what society considers beautiful is white, skinny, tall girls. It’s so disgusting that all women aren’t told that they’re beautiful. Even black children—especially black girls—tend to grow up thinking that they aren’t beautiful because of what mainstream media tells them.
Going off of this, this is why representation in media is important! We need more main characters that are black, latina/o, chicana/o, hispanic(which is a term in itself just mashing a whole bunch of different groups into one), middle-eastern, east-asian—EVERYONE OF ALL RACES/CREEDS/ETHNICITIES/BACKGROUNDS/SEXUALITIES/GENDERS in mainstream media. Where’s our smart black girl who defies all odds and proves herself? And our Malaysian agender protagonist that fights for what they think is right?
We need all of this representation in media so that our youths don’t grow up thinking that they’re not ideal or beautiful just because they aren’t white or skinny.