Actress and writer Issa Rae didn’t stand for a man blatantly bashing her looks through a rating system and when she hit back, many rallied behind her.
The incident happened two days after the season two premiere of Rae’s hit HBO series, “Insecure.” A Twitter user named D.J. disagreed with another man’s praise of the star’s beauty Monday, July 24.
And since Rae was tagged in the thread, she chimed in to make her presence known.
A chorus of support followed.
I bet she smells good and tastes like butterscotch
— Big Sounds (@preesoundman) July 25, 201
In person she would be unrateable. Can u imagine her aura? Issa’s creativity will intoxicate all who approach. You forget the show is ISSA!!
— Eye_See (@180_Samadhi) July 25, 2017
— Bank Ocean (@whoisjhack) July 25, 2017
When you put all her attributes into the algorithm.. she’s a 10🤷🏾♂️… plus we love her hair!! #Teamissa
— Organic Broccoli (@OrganicBrocc) July 25, 2017
However, others chided D.J. for bringing up Rae’s looks at all, and he ultimately protected his Twitter account, likely as a result of the backlash.
sis lol this the dude that said better not be a 10 💀💀💀💀💀 pic.twitter.com/7uB6Vw5V8i
— Seun ✊🏿 (@seuntheactivist) July 25, 2017
Seriously. He has some nerve.
— Chubby cheek bandit (@Mmkay2) July 25, 2017
Lookin like Lebron’s foot. Get out pic.twitter.com/nBMmOLPETm
— HermioneDanger (@HermioneGangsta) July 25, 2017
men has been fooled to believe they should be allowed to rate women. #FixedThatForYa
— 👑 Hair Weave (@HairWeave) July 25, 2017