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Since Lil Kim released her new pictures, people have been coming up with all sorts of theories. Some say that she is mentally ill, others say that she is crazy, and others are saying that Lil Kim is a victim of white supremacy.
They are blaming the media, and the Euro beauty standards for what she has done to herself. Some are all torn up about it, and are treating her as though she is victim. One of my statements said that she was in a position of power, and visibility where she could have positively affected the image that some young black women may have revolving around beauty, instead, she did this.
In response to that statement, one person equated this to bulimia, or anorexia. She said that this wanting to be white is the same kind of mental illness. She then asked me if I would come down as hard on someone who has anorexia, like I did on Kim. I thought that was a good point, and I acknowledge the parallel.
Even so, I have a hard time thinking that this is a disease. These days, we are calling everything a disease, and giving people a “You don’t need to have personal responsibility” card. It seems way too easy to blame white supremacy for this. Lil Kim is from Brooklyn, NYC, and it’s hard for me to accept that someone from my hood would fall victim to this. However, here she is. None of her peeps said anything? Family? Did she herself not think that maybe this was a bit much?
Though I don’t particularly accept the scapegoating this over white supremacy, I will acknowledge that she clearly has some issues going on. And it is possible that they stem from self hatred? Self identification issues? But simply blaming white supremacy seems too easy for me. But what the hell do I know? I’m not expert on anything. I’m just talking crap here.
Truth be told though, at the end of the day, if she’s happy, then who the hell are we to criticize? She can do whatever the hell she wants, it’s her life. Let’s just acknowledge that she chose to do this, and at the end of the day, she did it. Blame who you want, but this was her decision.
Growing Up Bronx