By Tamantha Hip-HopVibe.com Staff Writer
Tory Lanez is making sure that he gives dark skinned women shine, in a time where lighter skin is deemed more beautiful.
While shooting his music video, he noticed that the director swapped the dark skinned model out for a light skinned model. Tory immediately stopped the video and requested that the dark skinned model come back on set.
In his caption, he posted:
“This is an on going problem in our community of entertainment that needs to stop. As a black man, sometimes I’m going to joke about the black community just like we all do. BUT WHAT IM NOT GOING TO DO ALLOW ANY OF THESE DIRECTORS TO DE-VALUE OUR BLACK WOMEN… countless times I’ve seen directors swap out our women of color for women of lighter complexion, or women with straighter hair WTC… IT IS OUR RESPONSIBILITY AS ARTIST TO STAND UP AND NOT LET THIS HAPPEN… it’s BEEN time to embrace our woman of color #BlackIsBeautiful.”
Kudos to Tory for standing up for black women. Too often we see dark skinned women placed on the back burner for lighter skinned women or more exotic looking women. Black is beautiful and needs to be shown as such in our culture.