Every rose has its thorn.
Model and improbable feminist Amber Rose has apologized for calling women from Philadelphia unattractive.
Rose, who grew up in South Philly, made the bold statement on an episode of Revolt TV’s “Drink Champs” podcast that aired this week — drawing massive blowback.
“I don’t know how to say this without sounding f—ked up, but a lot of the people where I’m from aren’t traditionally attractive people,” she said.
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“To grow up in such an area and be blessed with beauty was very difficult for me,” she added.
The 33-year-old video-vixen-turned-activist discussed her upbringing and rise to fame, telling the show’s host, N.O.R.E., that she comes from a “very poor neighborhood” where her beauty was “a blessing and a curse.”
The “blessing,” as she mentioned in a 2015 documentary entitled “Light Girls,” is her light skin and white-passing features.
Rose’s use of the words “traditionally attractive” was the source of the internet’s outrage. Because the inner city of Philadelphia is overwhelmingly black, people believed Rose meant darker-skinned women from Philadelphia are unattractive.
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“Amber Rose is gorgeous, but when she refers to herself as ‘traditionally attractive,’ what is she placing emphasis on? Her racial ambiguity?” wrote a Twitter user named Evette Dionne.
“Traditionally attractive means what though? Light? Mixed?” chimed in another user identified as Beth.
Rose attempted to clarify her comments in a video posted to Instagram on Thursday.
“I wasn’t saying that’s how I felt, I was saying that that’s how people treated me … I think everyone is absolutely gorgeous and beautiful in their own way,” she said.
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“I know that people really want me to be a superficial bitch,” the model said in her Instagram Story, “but I’m just not that person.”
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