Dear Little Black Girl,
Big Lips are not attractive
or should I say were not attractive
but somehow we captured the beauty
that you seemed to keep ugly for so long.
Don’t worry we’ll take your freedom song
and turn it into white beautification
without having one clue
as to how much you went through to gain that song.
We understand that you went through the struggle
but that was so long ago.
Get over it.
This isn’t us being racist or ignorant
our response your beauty might be bigoted
but this is just us marketing your ugly
and plastering it on a fashion trend that’ll never go out of style.
It’s called being white
this old face holds up the standards that your dirty skin could just not contend
we can pretend
write a sorry letter
but our actions will just keep speaking louder than our words
louder than the howling of your ancestors.
Never mind the tears that hit the ground
when her baby comes home from school saying she was called ugly.
Lips so big they look swollen.
We just don’t get it do we.
We’ll keep marketing your pain for our gain
so don’t attempt to sue.
We once owned your rights
but now we own your features
Ha! You don’t even own your own beauty
With best regards,
The Kylie Jenner Lip Challenge