Amara La Negra Claps Back At Melanin Pills Claims
Well, the critics are continuing to come for the “Love & Hip Hop” Miami” star, and this time they’re accusing her of darkening her skin with special pills.
Amara recently chatted with US Weekly and was asked about the criticism she’s received from people like Young Hollywood who told her that her kinky-curly afro wasn’t “elegant.”
According to Amara, not only has she heard comments like that before, she’s now dealing with bizarre rumors that she takes melanin pills to make herself darker.
“I don’t know who started this rumor, but I never knew that I had a different type of black. I never knew that my color was a different type of brown,” said Amara. I just thought that I was black, and then that was it. I don’t know what it is that is making people question my skin color. It’s very annoying and aggravating, because it’s not as if I haven’t had to fight all my life to be accepted,” she added. “Now I have to fight against even more because people are doubting that my skin color is really mine.”
She also spoke on natural hair and confirmed that her afro is partly made of extensions…
“My hair is mine. I do have a natural Afro. I embrace it. I love it,” she says. “I do enhance it by wearing extensions because it’s hard for maintenance to have a perfect Afro 24/7, but I did decide to still rock my ‘fro because it’s the style that I feel that’s closer to representing who I am.”
and she’s hoping to educate people more on Afro-Latinos.
“Afro-Latinos have existed forever. We’re not a new thing. It just happens to be that we really haven’t had anybody put lights on us. Nobody ever really speaks of us,” she says. “I’m like, ‘I’m tired of feeling like I’m being ignored, like I don’t exist.’”
Can you believe people are really accusing Amara of darkening her skin???
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