Blac Chyna inked a deal with Whitenicious by Dencia, a company famous for controversy rooted in colorism. Many say this was *not* the move.
We all suspected that the bag was getting a little light once she started dating wanna-be rappers half her age. But honey, we never expected she’d stoop to collecting Caucasian dollars! In a move that no one predicted, Chyna has released a skin care product collaboration titled Blac Chyna x Whitenicious. Chyna claims:
Skincare is very important to me as an entertainer and business woman, I’ve been in the beauty industry for several years and having flawless facial skin underneath my makeup is the ultimate goal at all times. I’ve used other products under Whitenicious for the last few years, so this collaboration with the brand is to support, assist and guide other women around the world with introducing easy-to-use friendly products for their daily facial care regiments.
We’re not buying it, sis.
The product, Whitenicious X Blac Chyna Diamond Illuminating & Lightening cream, retails for 250 Caucasian dollars. It also comes in a Swarovski crystal jar so you can really feel like a rich White woman. Dencia and Chyna claim the product does the following:
“provides radiant protection. As time passes, skin becomes drier, dull, lines and wrinkles appear and the skin’s natural glow dims. With DIFBC, glowing skin shows less discolouration and unevenness while SPF protection minimises future damage. Skin is bathed in moisture for a brighter beautiful comfortable feel.”
Feeding into the European beauty standard of flawless skin being porcelain, it’s easy to see why this product is raising eyebrows. Skin lightening products are marketed heavily and exclusively in countries where people of color are the dominant demographic. India has Fair and Lovely, Africa sees Nivea Natural Fairness ads, and in the Caribbean cake soap is sold like a drug. The very notion that lighter fairer skin is ideal feeds into a caste system that was literally built on slavery with mixed descendants as middle class. Even now, the practice of skin bleaching for better employment opportunities is alive.
Historically, skin color would determine someone’s access to education, even at HBCU’s. The disappointing practice of the brown paper bag test served as a way to critique candidates for admission. Chyna’s decision to participate in not just marketing but creating a product that strips pigment from Black bodies for money is low. As a parent to a multi-racial child during a time when mixed babies are fetishized, Chyna needs to do better. As a Black woman during a time when White women are blackfishing (n*ggerfishing) for social media campaigns, Chyna needs to do better.
Selling a product that corrects hyperpigmentation is one thing. Selling the product that turned Sammy Sosa into Neapolitan ice cream is another.
Rolling Ray Undergoes Surgery After Wig Catches On Fire
Social media star Rolling Ray underwent surgery Tuesday morning to treat serious burns on his body after his terrible wig accident last week.
In a series of IG stories, he let his audience follow along as he prepped for surgery.
Last week Rolling Ray announced he was hospitalized after his wig caught on fire! During a January 13 Instagram Live session hosted straight from his hospital bedside, he showed his severely burnt and damaged face telling viewers his “whole skin, legs, arms, feet, and everything” were burned.
In a more recent Live, Ray explained the incident that led to his whole wig catching on fire: an unfortunate smoking accident. “It just, like, lit on fire when I tried to light the cigarette,” he recounted. “So I get to trying to snatch the wig off. B***h, the fire goes to my f*****g shirt, to my feet, to my legs, to my back. It’s a fire everywhere, it’s a fire in the whole room.”
Of course the internet trolled him in a disgusting display of ableism and heartlessness. Comments like “Rolling Ray should have stopped, dropped, and rolled” and “karma’s a b***h” had social media conflicted in its feelings about his accident. His sensation comes from his harsh and, often, below-the-belt reads (just last month he told Yung Miami to “dig (sic) up” her dead baby father. However, the criticism didn’t stop him from responding on Twitter.
Rolling Ray might be problematic as all get-out, but we do not tolerate ableism here. We wish him well as he heals.
Fantasia Reveals Gender of Baby On the Way!
On Tuesday singer-songwriter and “American Idol” winner Fantasia Barrino took to social media to reveal that she is having a baby girl, her first child with husband Kendall Taylor.
In a series of Instagram stories, Fantasia showed pink fireworks being shot off during a gender reveal party, to her and her hubby’s excitement! She continued by sharing what her daughter-to-be’s name will be: Keziah London Taylor.
The news comes after the couple revealed they had struggled to conceive since their 2015 marriage. During a November episode of her IG Live show “Taylor Talks,” she described continuously praying for a child with her husband. Fantasia, a deeply devout Christian, was obviously elated when she shared the news.
“God I Want To Thank You!” she said in an Instagram caption. “You Gave Us A Seed even when the Doctor said that one of my Tubes [was] Closed you said Different. @salute1st I Love You King and I can’t wait to see who He or She acts Like.”
We can see Fantasia and family are all super excited to be welcoming a baby girl into their lives. All congratulations to her.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Are Getting Divorced, Report Says
In a story published Tuesday evening, Page Six is reporting that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are getting divorced, with the two already in settlement talks. The news comes after the couple spent the holiday season separately – Kanye at his ranch outside Cody, Wyoming, Kim and the kids with her famous family in southern California.
A source close to Kardashian was quoted saying, “Kim got Kanye to go up there so they could live separate lives and quietly get things sorted out to separate and divorce. She’s done.” Kardashian, 40, and West, 43, are said to be splitting because of marital problems directly related to Kanye’s very public mental health struggles.
For several years the rapper’s various antics have caused fans to worry. After coming out as a Trump supporter, West then announced his own 2020 presidential bid under a new political party: the Birthday Party. At a campaign rally in South Carolina, he was seen rambling, debating individual audience members, and at times, crying. In various interviews, he has rambled on almost incoherently, and his tweetstorms are now infamous.
For her part, Kim has always supported her husband and has openly discussed the difficulties of their marriage. Back in June, she shared on social media, “Anyone who has [bipolar disorder] or has a loved one in their life who does, knows how incredibly complicated and painful it is to understand… People who are unaware or far removed from this experience can be judgmental and not understand that the individual (has) to engage in the process of getting help no matter how hard family and friends try.”
It appears she has finally reached her limit in the union with the unnamed source saying, “She is serious about taking the bar exam and becoming a lawyer, she is serious about her prison reform campaign. Meanwhile Kanye is talking about running for president and saying other crazy s**t, and she’s just had enough of it.”
Separately, a source close to Kanye alleges the rapper is sick of his wife and her family, which might have some truth to it since he has tweeted some pretty nasty things about them in the past. “I been trying to get divorced since Kim met with Meek at the Warldolf [sic] for ‘prison reform,’” he said in a now-deleted July tweet. Recently, he hasn’t been featured on his wife’s Instagram and has largely remained out of the public eye.
With the news yet to be confirmed, the “divorce is imminent” reports are just rumors for now. We’ll be following the news as more information comes out.