People are editing famous black women to make them white, and it’s starting an online firestorm
Not even Beyoncé is safe
Here's what we're not going to do today: We aren't going to re-touch gorgeous photos of black female celebrities with our shitty-ass barbie.com photoshop skills, telling them that they would "look more beautiful" if they were white.
People are really out here making white edits of black women saying "___ would be so much prettier if she was white 😍" HEADASS
— Karina (@zaurenfetish) September 19, 2017
Not only because it's extremely untrue, but because it's racist as shit.
Rihanna would look so much more prettier if she was white 😍 pic.twitter.com/ztk5CCSHlg
— Miley Ray Cyrus (@mileysbae) July 31, 2017
Earlier this year, a Twitter user posted edited photos of Rihanna claiming she would look more beautiful white
And his stupid post launched a thousand memes.
rihanna would look so much more beautiful if she was white 😍 pic.twitter.com/QqjNnj2V43
— ㅤalex (@alexgracious) July 16, 2017
Now, the disturbing 'trend' is making a comeback
But this time it's not because people are making fun of it. Accounts have begun posting similar Tweets, with equally unsettling photos.
Blatant and disgusting bigotry aside, I mean come on, we just never needed to see this.
Rihana would look prettier if she was born white😍 pic.twitter.com/qFnxRaYsZS
— Sehar (@seharmehmud) September 19, 2017
And while some Twitter users are claiming they're making a mockery of the original post, there are plenty that are not, where the user who posted them can be found defending themselves in the comments.