Everybody forgot white photographers and advertising agents do promotion so of course they take a photo of all the light bright shades
Rather than admit this, everybody’s acting like she hurried up and cobbled together 50-11 brown(er) shades to clean up the spill on social media about that one photo. Which is impossible of course.
Simultaneously alongside that photo, there were video clips that were readily available that showed said 50-11 shades on display from honey brown to dark chocolate.
Everybody was ready to cancel Rihanna over seeing a PHOTO of her foundation line through the white gaze but nobody wondered why models like Duckie Thot were at her cosmetic opening as representatives– they were models for it.
So as a Black nonman, concerning Black women and nonmen I just think that like…y’all are way too fucking quick to jump the gun and throw a Black woman under the bus without doing a stitch of research. I DONT wear makeup (It doesnt make me special, I’m not one of THOSE, its just too overwhelming for me) but soon as I heard about this I remember saying, if thats it, yeah she fucked up. But I went and looked it up on my own and I’m seeing WAY more brown shades than the infamous photo.
So I kinda want Black people to stand back and look at how hypercritical we are of anything Black women try to do? I dont just mean Rihanna because this is one example of many. All this talk about supporting Black women/nonmen and endeavors, products, art etc means nothing when we’re already invisible and maligned by everybody else but the people who’re supposed to be our allies and supporters first are watching with hawk eyes for the tiniest slip up and jumping the gun to start shouting it from the rooftop.
Rihanna had y’all eating your words about her foundation range within a few hours. And even during the shit being said about her leaving people behind.
That’s gotta mean something. Come on, yall. I know colorism creates a gigantic void of availability for things in deep brown and super dark shades and that’s real but making the shit into a gauntlet/meat grinder without even doing your homework is a bucket of ehhh. And as said prior– those vid clips showing an absolutely wild range of brown were available alongSIDE that clipped, partial release of her range.
Why didn’t y’all go look? Being lightskint didn’t save Rih this time (she’d have a lot less of a career without it and light eyes, thats still true) y’all were ready to throw her away over that picture. But I don’t see anybody copping to being wrong and jumping the gun.
I’m not caping for some litebrite whatever who’d have been ok either way, I think this needs to be examined because what if it had been a non-celeb, dark skinned woman releasing a makeup line and y'all saw that one pic and decided to pop off?
They’d be dead in the water right now! Rihanna is LUCKY she’s Rihanna. Oh man this needs to be unpacked and made preventable.
ok so i work at this grocery store and today this old woman came through my line and goes “you know what, have you gotten anything for yourself today young lady?” and i was confused as of what she meant and she was like “well one time i had just broken up with my boyfriend but i didn’t want to feel like shit on valentines day so i just had this flower company send flowers to my office and everyone was like ‘oooo who are those from??’ but little did they know they were from actually from myself! look the point is, if someone is not taking the time to love you, make sure you love yourself.” and to this day that’s the realest and most inspiring valentines day story i’ve heard. love yourselves today guys, or at least think that it would probably make this old woman smile to know that u do.
You’re a bartender and I’m the last customer on a Thursday night and I’ve been shamelessly flirting with you for the last 2 hours and the world is very blurry right now but you’re like a lovely grounding beacon of light and I totally said that out loud, didn’t I?
It’s 3am our B&B’s communal kitchen and whilst I admire your persistence in baking an army of cupcakes, you don’t seem to be very good at it. Also I really don’t want to get a fire extinguisher
You’re the curator of a modern art gallery and I just sat on a stool that I didn’t know to be an installation worth more than my right leg
I’m at a christmas function with work, and I’m outright insulting the decor to everyone I meet. Turns out it’s your house, and I’m only slightly sorry because who in their right mind has curtains that colour.. wait your Grandma made them oh no
You’re the cute customer that always buys the same coffee each day, and I’m the barista who doodles on your coffee cup but I accidentally gave you the wrong order in rush hour and turns out you’re highly allergic to nuts oh god im so sorry
I’m the history student who slammed into you with 5 textbooks and I think I accidentally picked up your thesis and I’m sorry I made you miss the draft deadline but it’s really, really good writing!!
I’m waiting for the next train with my headphones blaring music & I’ve just turned around to see you on your knees with guitar and tears down your face and looking at me to answer. I’m so sorry I have no idea who you are and I think I just missed my own mistaken marriage proposal & I’m so sorry for you
I’m the new student in your dance class, and because we have an odd number, you have to do all the demonstrations with me and I’ve just landed really heavily on your toes and I might not know dance, but I do know that crunch sound was not good..
I’m a training nurse in A&E, and you’re sitting on a bench sobbing, and after a good hour of offering comfort, turns out you accidentally sat on your brother’s finger and sprained it, and now we both feel a little silly
I’m dressed as half an OTP at comic-con, you’re the other half, and we keep running into each other around the stalls and we keep getting asked to kiss which would be totally fine if you weren’t the most attractive person I’ve ever laid eyes on
I’m the Keeper in the Quidditch National Final, and you’re the commentator who keeps flirting with me over the microphone so in half-time I go up to the commentator’s booth to ask you out but it turns out the cameras were still running and the entire nation just saw us make out oh no
I’m your biggest competition in the Great British Bake Off and there’s no way I’m letting you get all the praise from Mary Berry so I’m spiking all my cakes with rum, how do you like them apples? Wait… we’ve used the same recipe… the producers are going to love this - let’s get Mary Berry tipsy
I’m a primary school teacher and you’re the OFSTED inspector I flirted with at the bar last weekend whilst trash-talking my job oh my god what have I done
I’m a journalist covering the local dance show, and you’re one of the lead dancers but you’re gorgeous and I’ve fluffed all my questions and in my embarassed haste to leave I step on your pointe shoes and you don’t have a spare pair & I’ve ruined the show tonight oh dear
You’re talking about Game of Thrones with your friend on the bus, and I’m in the seat behind you, dying inside, because I haven’t caught up yet and what do you mean Jon Snow might be dead - Alternatively, I’m smug as you like because I’m reading the final few pages of Dance with Dragons and you have no idea how wrong you are
I’m late for a meeting as I leg it through the park, and I’ve just collided straight into you and your child & I’m buying you apology replacement ice-cream
We’re at a festival parade and your lovely homemade flowercrown is shedding flowers, so I’m picking them up to return them to you at the next corner
I’m working the graveyard shift at a corner shop & I’m highly amused by the bedraggled customer buying frozen onion rings, bubble bath, half a basket of chocolate, matches, and the 50 Shades of Grey paperback - I admire your eclectic taste
I’m buying the weirdest stuff at past midnight in the local shop, and you’re the cute cashier whom I recognise from my English class oh my god why
I’m on the subway with 3 huge canvases of art that I’m submitting to the local gallery and you’ve fallen asleep against one but this is my stop
I’m the tired retail worker & you’re the cute customer I’ve been flirting with for a while and I made you laugh so hard you knocked over a display at the end of the isle & now you have to buy 30 dented cans of sliced peaches and your blush is just the cutest
Hey guys! I just reached 1,000 followers on my blog and I wanted to thank all of you for making this possible! I honestly never thought I would get this far but for some odd reason, I did! You guys make wrestling a lot more fun than it already is! I love you all and again, thank you so much! Keep rockin’ and rollin’ ya’ll!
(Btw, sorry about the editing. The one time I try to do it, I suck at it.)
Oh, second tube of tiny candy-coated chocolates. Should I crack open your seal? Rip roughly through your plastic virginity, throw it carelessly away? I will simply thrust my finger straight into your open, narrow tube, questing about untenderly for my own pleasure. I will take what I want from you. You may not enjoy it, but for me it will be delicious and sweet.
LISTEN UP AND SIT YOUR ASSBUTT DOWN I’m going to tell you about MALTESERS
These bitches are the most goddamn flavoursome mini chocolate melt-on-your-tongue malty treats you will ever eat Above we observe traditional Maltesers
But they also come in a paler variety 50 shades of grey more like 50 shades of variously coloured delicious chocolate coating
They come in different sizes Usually the bigger the better “Share bag”? Yeah right. You eat all of these suckers to yourself. Sharing is a sign of weakness, sucker.
You get these boxes choc full of them from your Nan at Christmas
Maltesers chocolate bars are a hunky chunk of pure heaven forget about those divides between your man’s six pack the only lines separating firm squares you will care about from now on are the lines on these babies
There’s even seasonal variations like these lil buns for Easter with a bonus appropriate pun
And if you’re super lucky you will get a whole freakin maltesers easter egg with corresponding brand-name chocolate packets
Maltesers hot chocolate! this stuff is a malty frothy mix that gets foam all over your face Only weaklings add only water, The more milk, the creamier it is
This lil pot here contains a thick malteser flavoured milk shake you put the maltesers in it, stick the lid back on and follow the instructions SHAKE SHAKE SHAKE ‘N’ SNACK
YOU CAN BUY THESE THINGS BY THE BUCKET
Mixed flavour buckets - wow
This tube is at least half a metre long and it is filled with little chocolatey balls Another christmas staple
DID SOMEBODY SAY 25 DAYS UNTIL CHRISTMAS BECAUSE THIS IS WHEN THESE BABIES COME OUT TO PLAY
MERRY FReAKIN CHRISTMAS EAT A SOFT FREAKIN RUDOLPH His insides taste divine
If you go to any tea shop in England, there will be slices of this for sale WELCOME TO HEAVEN ONCE YOU HAVE TRIED SOME MALTESER TRAY BAKE ALL OTHER CAKES ARE RENDERED WEAK