Featurism – Why Does Ari Lennox Have To Defends Her Beautiful Black Features

Right as the ball dropped and the clock changed from 11:59 to 12:00, the mess that was 2020 began. It started with a tweet by user who goes by the name of King Kwasii. He wrote, “Ari Lennox and Teyana Taylor’s ability to have dangerously high sex appeal while simultaneously looking like rottweilers will always amaze me.”

Immediately following the tweet, users came to the defense of the two R&B stars.

After this became public, Ari Lennox tearfully went on to Instagram Live and speak on her feelings.

Lennox has always been vocal about loving her skin and loving her features. When she spoke to Buzzfeed back in August, she said, “Rocking my natural nose, hair and skin, that makes me feel so empowered, because there’s so many people out there that would rather me not do that,” she explained. “I refuse to change for them. Knowing that I can encourage someone else to rock their natural self really empowers me as well.”

We hope that this doesn’t get Lennox too down and that she can move on from this quickly. This anti-black rhetoric is hurtful, especially comes from within the community.

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