‘Pretty for a dark skin girl’: compliment or insult? #TheSheWord – BBC Africa

‘Pretty for a dark skin girl’: compliment or insult? #TheSheWord – BBC Africa



On this weekโ€™s episode of #TheSheWord, we discuss the prevalence of skin bleaching in many African countries and ask the question – do men prefer women with lighter skin?

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  • Love Candy Reply

    The saying you are cute to be a black girl means you have some ugly Black weman but it doesn't mean because they are ugly that they don't have that good loving to just like a good looking woman may have evil ways and look good but her evil and materialistic ways make her look ugly and make a man not want her at all because she is fake and a piece of shit!!!!! This doesn't just go for Black weman but also the other 2 races and mix breed weman to out of the 3 races of the world! Just like the old saying from our Black Native people of old use to say " Blacker the Berry sweeter the juice and darker the skin deeper the Roots!!!!! Love all my Black Hebrew Israelite Queen's the Mother of the earth and the chosen one's above all Nations by our Creator but I also love the other 2 races of weman flavor to because they are also Queen's and Mother's of the earth because if it was not for the Creator putting life in the woman womb their would not be a man on this earth out of the 3 races of the world Black, White, and brown Mongolian Asian people! That's why all weman on earth should never let a man turn them against each other and a woman should never sale out her race of people to another race but it's nothing wrong with getting married to another race if you like to have a taste of the flavor of the next race because after all we all are apart of the Creator creation and should all stick together and share the earth with one another as one against the evil one's of every race who don't want to see everybody living as one sharing the earth in peace because they are the one's who are trying to keep all human beings on earth separated and divided up from sharing the earth because they want to put a price on life and oppress all on earth just to feed their sick lower desire for the things of the material world by playing a Magic Trick on all to think they should pay for something that was already given to all to share with one another by all of our Creator for free So don't be color blind because you have that kind of evil trickster in every race who try hard to keep all on earth oppressing one another so he or she can feed their selfish sick lower desire So wake up world and stop being color blind and letting the weak sick people play a Magic Trick on you!!!!???? AZIZ aka Z

    February 14, 2019 at 8:25 pm
  • Bรฉtรฉhu Online Reply

    Poorly said, but a compliment โ€” I am so convinced of it that I married a dark-skinned ebony woman ages ago :^) โ€œBlack is beautifulโ€œ, ok? And life is born in Africa โ€” please be proud of it: you deserve it. (PS: I am French, caucasian, born in a small city between Nantes and Saint-Nazaire, in the โ€˜big noseโ€™ of France country, and I do not try to flirt with you, Ok? I am simply genuine.)

    February 14, 2019 at 8:25 pm
  • life love Reply

    Please stop labeling us dark girls. When people say "she's cute to be dark" you are really say dark people are not attractive. I had to correct my friend when she said that about Kelly Rowland. I'm a dark woman and people tell me all the time how pretty I am. But if someone tells me you pretty for a dark skin girl I will stop them in their track.

    February 14, 2019 at 8:25 pm
  • Jazzy Jones Reply

    Good point about tall dark and handsome black man being sexualized by white people

    February 14, 2019 at 8:25 pm
  • Eniola Apata Reply

    Allowing other to defined our beauty, is like we allow other to define our existence as human beings. Bleaching obsession is, the sign of low self esteem, and ignorance of who we are. Buying into Eurocentric thinking, of beauty is reason, why people want to change, their beautiful skin

    February 14, 2019 at 8:25 pm
  • Edomite Slayer Reply

    I prefer my women DARK!

    February 14, 2019 at 8:25 pm
  • SALAH WADANI Reply

    I donโ€™t like dark skin no comments itโ€™s my choice chocolate or white ๐Ÿ˜˜

    February 14, 2019 at 8:25 pm
  • LIT Tiaa Reply

    Insult ๐Ÿ—ฃ๐Ÿ—ฃ๐Ÿ—ฃ๐Ÿ—ฃ

    February 14, 2019 at 8:25 pm
  • jose2421 Reply

    God doesnโ€™t make mistakes, Black is beautiful, we have to learn to love ourselves first no matter what,

    February 14, 2019 at 8:25 pm
  • Muhammadu Usman Fodiyo dan Afriki Reply

    BBC Africa News has become some kind of a joke. Just compare it with CGTN Africa. This is isnt even news, it look likes some dumb American media which talk about things nobody care of. We want real African news

    February 14, 2019 at 8:25 pm
  • Sejerian lioness Reply

    I am black, dark, strong, beautiful and proud. Jah bless

    February 14, 2019 at 8:25 pm
  • TheIntrovert83 Reply

    The Darker the Berry the sweeter the juice. And yes that is a Damn Insult! And just because someone is lightskin doesnt automatically make you attractive.

    February 14, 2019 at 8:25 pm
  • capoislamort100 Reply

    This whole panel is chocolate beautiful

    February 14, 2019 at 8:25 pm
  • abubakar issa Reply

    Black is the beauty.

    February 14, 2019 at 8:25 pm
  • Kyle Savage Reply

    People need to be informed about the multitude of negative effects that skin bleaching creams have on people's skin and health in general. Only once they know they will stop buying these things. Banning the products will have no effect it will just make them harder to be obtained and more expensive. Going after the Chinese companies that make them is extremelly difficult and therefore impractical since even if some of them are shut down somehow others will open up to replace them. People need to reject this by themselves and realize that they should be proud of their ancestors and heritage.

    February 14, 2019 at 8:25 pm
  • 49jubilee Reply

    2:31
    Many times, girls take after their fathers…over their mothers

    February 14, 2019 at 8:25 pm
  • Wambui Kibira Reply

    someone (East African woman) once looked at my then 8 month old daughter and said "I love her complexion, I hope she doesn't get dark like me". I told her…"I hope so coz she'll be beautiful". This happened in church…..

    February 14, 2019 at 8:25 pm
  • Sarah E Reply

    That's definitely an insult

    February 14, 2019 at 8:25 pm
  • TeeMakesBeatz Reply

    When people say tall, dark and handsome, they're not talking about skin colour

    February 14, 2019 at 8:25 pm
  • TeeMakesBeatz Reply

    People look way worse when they bleach their skin. Facts. We look the way we look for a reason.

    February 14, 2019 at 8:25 pm
  • Kenya Taa Reply

    Is that mwendee from Churchill show?

    February 14, 2019 at 8:25 pm
  • Chester Donnelly Reply

    Black girls stop bleaching, white girls stop tanning. Love yourself. Light and dark skin is beautiful.

    February 14, 2019 at 8:25 pm
  • Rich T Reply

    African people have become weak and heavily influenced by western culture. This is the most frustrating thing l have ever witnessed. Stop copying the west and re- embrace your self and your culture. Geesh.

    February 14, 2019 at 8:25 pm
  • Berg Fish Reply

    โคDark is sooo gorgeous!๐Ÿ’“

    February 14, 2019 at 8:25 pm
  • Seven Wakenge Reply

    If you want to be natural why don't you throw those fake hairs? Hypocrisy at its finest

    February 14, 2019 at 8:25 pm
  • abdi shakir Reply

    Once u go black u never go back they said…..

    February 14, 2019 at 8:25 pm
  • surgedeb Reply

    Noooo to the last comment. No!! She's been brain washed.

    February 14, 2019 at 8:25 pm
  • Andy JS Reply

    Stop blaming white people for everything.

    February 14, 2019 at 8:25 pm
  • faith umuk Reply

    Its an insult they are mad!!!The woman wearing glasses makes good point. Society create beauty sttandard eg addida, puma the more people value it the more they prefer to wear this things the more people will follow.

    February 14, 2019 at 8:25 pm
  • Rasiha Msangi Reply

    Iam happy and I don't need advataisment from somebody else? or manipulate me so Iam ok

    February 14, 2019 at 8:25 pm
  • That girl Reply

    People who bleach are simply suffering with some form of self hate. Sorry not sorry. How can anyone allow European beauty standards influence them!

    February 14, 2019 at 8:25 pm
  • Kay B Reply

    Some girls bleach when they can't get married and get rejection from men who prefer lighter girls. It all depends how you are brought up,if your mum is bleaching you are most likely to bleach.I can't even look at the somali media no more,all the women are bleaching to an extreme level,while men remain the same.

    February 14, 2019 at 8:25 pm
  • Q Rowan Reply

    The palest skin woman was patronising! I personally think the blacker the more interesting and often truly beautiful …. Same all over the world lighter seen as better …. Not a 'white thing'. Class thing and very old.

    February 14, 2019 at 8:25 pm
  • Carl Mar Reply

    I LOVE my BLACK PEOPLE. Am Jamaican/shakA Zulu, am a king .

    February 14, 2019 at 8:25 pm
  • Carl Mar Reply

    Growing up, i thought i was superior, i was the darkest/blackest person. LOVED myself so MUCH.

    February 14, 2019 at 8:25 pm
  • Mic mic Reply

    Stopped bleaching and be proud of your skin

    February 14, 2019 at 8:25 pm
  • Ile Adura Reply

    Victim blaming?

    You're out of your responsibility-avoiding minds๐Ÿ˜‚

    Nobody who bleaches their skin is a victim.

    If you're old enough to buy skin lightening creams, cigarettes, alcohol, or knives, you're old enough to be accountable for your actions.

    Stop this BS๐Ÿ˜‚

    February 14, 2019 at 8:25 pm
  • Kongo Kin Reply

    I prefer dark skin women, the more natural you look, the more attractive you are. Dark skin African women are really beautiful

    February 14, 2019 at 8:25 pm
  • Adekunle The Honourable Reply

    Scary they are having this talk. Chocate/ black is beautiful.

    February 14, 2019 at 8:25 pm
  • Thee Rebel Reply

    This panel is godly.

    February 14, 2019 at 8:25 pm

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