Celebrity big chop social media reveals are fun. They’re an opportunity to celebrate black women who dare to shave it all and rock their natural texture, which is still a very counter cultural beauty move. But model Winnie Harlow disappointingly and inexplicably used her big chop reveal to throw shade at South Sudanese model Nyadak Thot, aka Duckie, and it wasn’t long before the big chop itself was overshadowed, and then totally eclipsed by the drama that followed. So how did this all start? Over the weekend Winnie posted to Snapchat and Instagram revealing her cute new cut. Her sister,
I’m not going to lie. I’ve been puzzled by Alicia Keys’ #nomakeup campaign for some time, particularly who exactly it’s targeted at. Black women are known for having great skin that ages significantly slower than women of other races. Additionally many high profile black women are regularly seen without makeup. We’ve seen Beyonce, Tyra Banks, Kelly Rowland, Gabrielle Union, Nia Long, Serena Williams and countless others run around town or post images to social media with bare faces. Earlier this year Lupita Nyong’o and Viola Davis went bare-faced for a Vanity Fair photo shoot. It’s just not a huge deal.