Once again, a celebrity has come forward to apologize for insensitive remarks regarding the various shades that we, as Black people, come in.
This time it’s 26-year-old singer/dancer DaniLeigh issuing an apology for her latest song, “Yellow Bone,” which celebrates “light skin baddies.”
“I feel super misunderstood,” she said in a video. ” My song ‘Yellow Bone Is What He Want,’ I think people twisted it into thinking that I’m trying to bash another woman, another skin tone. That was never my intention. I wasn’t brought up like that. I ain’t never looked at my skin as a privilege, I’ve never looked at me as I’m better than somebody bc of my skin tone.”
DaniLeigh Says ‘I’m Not A Colorist, I’m Not A Racist’, As She Apologizes For “Yellow Bone” Controversy pic.twitter.com/BmAkTIWKde
— theJasmineBRAND (@thejasminebrand) January 25, 2021
To make matters worse, she also points out that since brown skin women celebrate their skin tone, she could do the same.
“I see brown skin women flaunt their skin all the time in music, why can’t I talk about mine? If you look at me, I’m light skin, I’m a yellow bone in my opinion that’s just what I am,” continued the “Easy” singer. “It wasn’t something that I looked at so deeply…I understand, and I’m sorry that I wasn’t sensitive to the topic when I wrote my comment like ‘why are you guys taking it so personal’ because it can be a personal thing to certain people.”
According to DaniLeigh, she can’t be a colorist because she dates a dark-skinned man and has dark-skinned friends 🤦🏾♀️.
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“I’m not a colorist, I’m not a racist, I date a whole chocolate man,” she said in the video. “I have beautiful dark skin friends. Skin isn’t something I even see, it’s not something I look at.”
Whew, chile, where did she get a prescription to not be able to see color, the people want to know?
Where do y’all be getting the “i don’t see color” procedure at? Where are those opticians at?
— Openly Black (@ScottieBeam) January 25, 2021
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