Online fashion boutique Forward took to their official Instagram account on Thursday and shared an image of Michele and Canadian model Nicole Williams modeling wear from the high-end brands they carry, such as Versace and Alexandre Vauthier. The “BBW” alumna specifically wore an emerald, pleated bow top and a pair of high-waist light-washed jeans.
However, a fan who goes by the profile name Ms. Ali G wasn’t too fond of Michele’s getup and claimed that her jeans didn’t flatter her skin complexion.
“Girl on the right, no sister. The pants aren’t great for your skin tone, and the bra top doesn’t fit,” the person commented.
The television personality caught wind of the detractor’s offensive remark and shot back, “@ms_ali_g tip… constructive criticism is welcome and thank you for your opinion. However, don’t ever refer to me as ‘sister’ when speaking about me in a manner that is not positive.”
Michelle also warned the troll to never mention her “skin tone in a manner that is not positive,” and added, “Take care and be sure to wear your spf … 😘.”
The celeb’s response triggered a mass of fan reactions.
“Get her Draya! The pants aren’t great for your skin tone 🤔? never knew skin tone played a factor when it came to 👖 clearly miss Ali is racist smh.”
“Huh?! They are not pants they are jeans and when do you match jeans to your skin tone 🤔🤔🤔 and why the hell do that lady care 🤦🏾♀️.”
“Her jeans doesn’t match her skin tone? WTH! Wypipo getting too comfy 🤣 that lady deserved that clap back!”
“🎯 Love Draya’s classy clap back 👏🏽 hit them with the unexpected!!!!! White people always saying dumb racist s–t!”
The 34-year-old has been making a lot of money moves lately and she opened up her first brick-and-mortar store last year after leaving “BBW” in 2015.
She launched her Mint Swim swimwear line in 2011 with $12,000 dollars and saw it grow into a million-dollar brand.
“I learned a lot through trial and error,” she told Forbes Magazine in May 2018. “I thought that because the items were smaller, it would be easier. I was wrong. Smaller items require much more attention to details and a steadier hand. … I learned and then I made sure I resourced the right people to make those items for me.”
Along with her Mint brand, she’s also launched two other brands including Beige and Coco and Fine Ass Girls. Her objective is to continue to expand her business while progressing each year.
“Every year I keep doing better,” said Michele. “There’s nothing like being at peace, and knowing that your brand is in the right hands. Good people are hard to find.”