It’s only been a week since Amara La Negra made her “Love & Hip Hop” debut but controversy surrounding her has already made her an Internet hero. Earlier this week, users came to her defense after her confrontation with a producer who criticized her afro and made offenses anti-black remarks. Now, she’s being forced to defend her appearance once again after users accused her of blackface.
Twitter users began accusing the Dominican singer of blackface after her appearance on “Love & Hip Hop.”
Am i the only one who feels like amara la negra looks like she’s in blackface? Like idk it doesn’t look like her real skin color, it looks like she been spray painted or some
— Fashion Queen Vee?✨ (@Savage_Glam) January 4, 2018
Some people suggested her features were “Eurocentric” in appearances.
Proving that there really are people in this world who think all black people look the same. SMDH.
Amara la Negra looks like a white woman in blackface.
— Tequila Mockingbird (@shegreentea) January 3, 2018
Or they don’t understand the simple concept of what it means to be Afro-Latino.
Similar comments drove users to come to her defense and shut down anyone who thought she was anything but black, beautiful, and Latina.
Sad, isn't it? Like Latinas, we come in all colors with a full range of features. "They" think if we're not "obviously" black, must not be black. So twisted.
— pL (@mizzpL) January 3, 2018
Because we can be all three, ya pendejos.
And plenty of people got riled up over why people accused her of donning blackface.
I first saw it when someone told Astrog1rll she was wearing darker makeup, now Amara La Negra is in blackface, and Duckie darkens her pics? People have such a hard on for whiteness that they’ll really give them credit for these BW.
— Princess Motorola Razr ???? (@esta_barbara) January 2, 2018
Some users listed her nose, eye color, make-up, and lips as evidence that she isn’t black “enough” or wearing blackface.
The whole thing finally got shut down when Amara posted a TBT photo of herself in all of her magical black girl glory.
Well Yea I guess I was Born in a “Black Face Body!” Its funny that I even have to go through this and show you baby pictures or videos to prove to blogs and people on social media that my skin color is not airbrushed or spray tanned nor do I take melanin shots to be black! This shit is hilarious ? however this is one of my favorite baby videos. I started when I was four years old doing beauty pageants, working on TV, commercials, etc. I have always been sassy & confident! Iv always been Naturally curvy Hips, Thighs, butt lol Thanks Mom/Dad lmao.. and Yess Thats My Hair! Back Then I used Braids… ( These days you gotta explain it all… Im Being Questioned every single part of my body ???)
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“Well Yea I guess I was Born in a ‘Black Face Body,” Amara wrote in an Instagram post showing a video of her as a child competing in a beauty pageant. Amara has made it clear that her mission on the show will be to educate viewers on what it means to be Afro-Latina. And thank heaven for that because by the looks of what’s being said on Twitter, some people are in dire need of schooling.