Yewande Biala of Love Island has sparked a fierce discussion about colorism about talking about her own experiences in the immensely popular dating show.
The scientist, 23, spoke about the impact of a black woman in the media industry when she revealed that she was not coming forward for Sherif Lanre in the villa because she knew he would ultimately prefer a & # 39; lighter skinned girl & # 39; like Amber Gill.
The confession created a dichotomy on social media, with many praising the indigenous people of Dublin because she spoke her truth and shed a light on colorism, while others claimed that Sherif had not chosen her because he simply did not feel attracted to her. & # 39;
& # 39; Being black in the media is difficult & # 39 ;: Yewande Biala (23) from Love Island has sparked a fierce discussion about colorism about talking about her own experiences in the popular dating show
About 1Xtra Talks, Yewande said: & When Sherif came in, I thought, "I don't think we can move on!"
& # 39; Immediately I didn't even step forward because I thought he probably wouldn't like me. & # 39;
Yewande further explained: & # 39; With black men, they usually like women with fair skin. And of course Amber was by my side and so I thought what the point was to even step forward.
& # 39; And finally he chose Amber to mate with, and when he had to pair again, he chose Anna. So I thought, "We're not going any further."
The host questioned her: & # 39; So you already had that in mind when you saw him? & # 39;
& # 39; What is the use of steppign ahead? & # 39; The scientist, 23, revealed that she did not come forward for Sherif Lanre (R) at the villa because she knew he would ultimately prefer a & # 39; girl with lighter skin & # 39; like Amber Gill
The confession created a dichotomy on social media, with many praising the native people of Dublin for telling her truth and shining a light on colorism
The reality star explained: & # 39; Yes, it is not that it was something with a villa. It is more a social matter. It is a social problem. It is raised in the villa because there are only a few people. & # 39;
Her comments drew attention to social media, with great praise for her:
& # 39; Self-hate of black men and coloristic black people who come to Yewande to talk about HER OWN EXPERIENCES is disappointing but not surprising. You behave like colourisim is no problem. The truth is driving you crazy. & # 39;
& # 39; Why are you so mad at yewande that she's right. not all, but many dark-skinned men blasphave dark-skinned women (who HAVE sherif) so why should she go for him if she knows he's going for a lighter girl. especially sherif with of all people who can't even use carmex. & # 39;
Experience: Yewande explained that she did not take the trouble to show an interest in Sherif when they first met because in addition to & # 39; light skin & # 39; Anna stood
However, others claim that Sherif did not choose her because he simply did not feel attracted to her & # 39;
& # 39; Yes, Yewande said this with her entire chest because her whole life experience proved that to her. Colorism is really finished, but you want to do all kinds of hi-vis deflections to justify it, smfh. & # 39;
& # 39; Black girls usually know when a black man only goes out with white women or non-black women. Usually it is always correct. Let us not lie to ourselves. Our good sister Yewande was right. OK. & # 39;
& # 39; Again, black men are offended by the truth as if they are not chasing the lightest women they can find. Yewande doesn't lie about Sherif. Instead of being offended, why don't women just do it with dark-skinned women? I am fair skin before you accuse me of being bitter. & # 39;
& # 39; Oh, many black guys are offended by a black woman who talks about colors … what a surprise. n for those who are defensive because they are & # 39; not colorists & # 39; its ~ bro, if it does not apply, let it fly. #yewande. & # 39;
Yewande continued to describe her experience as a black woman in the entertainment industry
However, others were not too happy with her comments and came back with the following arguments:
& # 39; Not every black man has to find her attractive. & # 39;
& # 39; Amber just looks better than yewande looool nothing to do with skin color; this twitter site is a waffle. ALL cry. & # 39;
& # 39; Okay, when it's all said and done, she's not the prettiest black girl to choose from. Why don't we start with that, boys go looking for more than anything. White or black does not matter. If you look good without n, you shouldn't have a problem. I'm leaving my case. & # 39;
& # 39; What if the man just didn't like her, do you say he had to choose her just because she has dark skin? Real question
& # 39; She behaved towards him based on her uncertainty and internalized expectation, and he in turn responded to her. She literally created her own colurism reality fun. Not that colurism is real, but she really made it in that villa. THAT is the story of many black men. & # 39;
In the meantime, Yewande continued to describe her experience as a black woman in the entertainment industry.
& # 39; I realized that being black is difficult, but being black and in the media is more difficult. You have to stand out and do more and it can get pretty frustrating.
& # 39; You feel that you are not doing enough, but keep pushing to keep doing what you are doing and someone will see how wonderful you are. & # 39;
Speaking about her fellow castmates Amber, who is a mixed race, and Anna Vakili, who is Iranian, confessed Yewande: & # 39; We all struggled & # 39 ;.
& # 39; We didn't find anyone who liked us. It was always someone who came in and said "My type is blonde and small".
& # 39; We just looked at each other and said, "They are clearly not here for us".
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