Folks have been fired up over remarks Amber Rose made about the attractiveness of people from Philadelphia and now, the entrepreneur and former model is setting the record straight.
“I know that people really want me to be a superficial b—-,” Rose says on Instagram Live Thursday, July 27. “But I’m just not that person. I find beauty in everyone. I think everyone is beautiful in their [own way]. Unfortunately, it’s not easy doing interviews and always saying things the way you really want to articulate [it]. It’s kind of like when you send a text message to someone and they’re like, ‘Why do you have an attitude?’ And you’re like, ‘I don’t have an attitude.'”
Amber Rose Speaks pic.twitter.com/IH0FNjr1Cw
— DJ Akademiks (@IamAkademiks) July 27, 2017
Rose landed in hot water when she seemed to imply people at the corner of Broad and Ellsworth in South Philly, where she grew up, are unattractive.
“I don’t know how I can say this without sounding f—– up,” Rose says on Revolt TV’s “Drink Champs” Wednesday, July 12. “But a lot of the people where I’m from aren’t traditionally attractive people. And for me, being blessed with beauty — as beautiful women know — it’s a blessing and a curse. To grow up in such an area and be blessed with beauty, it was very difficult for me.”
Twitter users were not pleased with Amber’s now-viral assessment, which comes a month after she responded to Kodak Black’s negative remarks about dark skinned women by saying she experienced bullying because of her appearance.
amber rose saying a lot of philly chicks aren't attractive… idk who she's been bumping into, but i know TONS of pretty girls from the 215
— dr. h (@linnychoos) July 27, 2017
Amber Rose better take back what she said👀 pic.twitter.com/OPnEyaPrRD
— ✨🌷🇬🇳 (@MissHaaji) July 27, 2017
how does amber rose call herself a "feminist" & says she wants to empower women then turns around & calls women ugly pic.twitter.com/0AdjNfJNB8
— taytay♛ (@tayyy_renne) July 27, 2017
Amber Rose stays taking one step forward and 10 steps back. Your light skin privilege and white savior complex makes u so ignorant.
— I Am Pella (@PellaSays) July 28, 2017
Amber Rose: "Philly people are not traditionally attractive!"
Philly jawns: pic.twitter.com/O9J1z2dRSs
— Tampon Tickler (@joeybaddaa) July 28, 2017
Kevin Hart’s ex-wife, Torrei Hart, also weighed in, telling TMZ that Rose doesn’t look like the “everyday girl” because of “enhancements” made surgically.
“I think she’s out here in Hollywood, she got caught up a bit, and she’s letting these men gas her up,” Hart added. “[There are] plenty of naturally beautiful people in Philadelphia. And I think [with] the platform that she’s on, she has to be more responsible with the word choices because there’s [sic] a lot of young girls that [are] out there that look up to her.”
Backlash also erupted when Rose appeared on Complex’s morning web show “Everyday Struggle” and compared Black people being called the N-word to women being called a hoe.
“It’s the same way that Black people use the N-word as a positive word now, right?” says Rose in response co-host Joe Budden asking about the terms “hoe” and “slut”. “It’s still very controversial. Some people don’t like that, right? But it makes Black people feel comfortable that, you know, they took the word back. That’s it. It’s the same thing as slut.”
While there were some who didn’t take issue with Rose’s comparison, others immediately tore into her.
Black women are out here supporting Amber Rose after she called us ugly and compared the black struggle to being a hoe?
— Bella💜 (@__Bella4) July 27, 2017
Amber Rose thinks being a hoe is women empowerment and that's why I can't with her on that subject lol
— Bria Dinero (@BreezyDinero) July 26, 2017
Amber Rose really had the audacity to compare being called a hoe to being called a nigger.
Get that cracker outta here.
— Corie (@kingslayer25) July 27, 2017