Published on January 11th, 2013 | by Debloww20
The Black/White Double Standard
Last week we asked: Are new year resolutions really necessary? From the results, you answered: No.
Yesterday, a picture of beyonce covering GQ magazine was ‘leaked’ on the internet and alot of people ‘aahed’ and ‘oohhed’ over the picture. Many thought she was still sooo hot even after having a baby. Linda Ikeji, a popular blogger went as far as getting Rihanna’s cover issue and asking her readers to compare both of them in terms of hotness.
Many readers commented, choosing their favorite and all and I couldnt help buy imagine the kind of comments that would have resulted if perhaps Sheyi Shay and Tiwa Savage were the ones covering these magazines. I’m too sure most people won’t comment on their “hotness” but rather dwell on the fact that they were scantily dressed. Some people might even go as far as saying they have daddy issues, poor upbringing or their placenta was eaten by a dog hence their ‘ashewo’ tendencies (-__-).
Today’s poll will be on double standards. Why is it okay for foreigners/foreign celebs to dress scantily and go scot free but Nigerians get called prostitutes? Is it some sort of inferiority complex from Nigerians? Is it just the fact that Nigerians have no love for themselves hence the harsh, judgemental words? Well that’s my opinion though on this particular double standard.
Lets hear from you…