Godfrey notes that ‘the Eurocentric view of beauty is so engrained in us,’ and that even among the black community they sometimes feel that having dark skin is not a good thing.
AceShowbiz –Fredo Bang‘s recent comments about not finding dark-skinned women attractive during an interview with Vlad TV earned him backlash. Among the critics was comedian Godfrey, who weighed in on the matter in a new interview on the YouTube show.
Fredo sparked controversy when he admitted that he isn’t attracted to anyone other than light-skinned black women. “I’m not really into dark-skinned women,” the rapper said after revealing that he name dropped JT from City Girls in his song only because it rhymed.
“It’s colorism and it’s almost kind of a self-hatred type of thing,” Godfrey said. “Maybe growing up he was made fun of for being dark. I know what that’s like. And the negativity of dark skin has been around for so long, but a lot of people are breaking that, which is great. I think dark-skinned women are finally getting a little bit of shine.”
He also revealed that he was impressed by one of Migos‘ music videos which featured “different complected girls. Light skin, dark skin, it was all kind.” Godfrey added, “Because remember in music videos, it was always light-skinned women. It was always half-mixed girls, light-skinned women. You never see dark-skinned women. There are a lot of super super fine a** dark-skinned women all over the f***ing world.”
Godfrey noted that “the Eurocentric view of beauty is so engrained in us,” adding that even among the black community they sometimes feel that having dark skin is not a good thing. He, however, applauded “fantastic” people in social media who continue to share awareness of being proud to be black and dark-skinned. “It’s starting to see a light, a little bit,” he said, though he admitted that it would be hard.
He also recalled the times when his light-skinned friends told him that they were better-looking than him just because of their skin. “I say, ‘My teeth are straighter than yours, yours are a little f***ed up. … My skin is better than your. And up to this date, they’ve all aged like s**t,” he shared.
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