You’ve heard probably heard the deeply offensive, but yet common place phrase: “Are you team dark skinned or light skinned?”
If you’re skin happens to be darker you may have felt pressure at some point in your life to lighten your skin.
But an aspiring black model is fighting back.
Mimi Mbah, 19, was born in Cameroon and now lives in Gaithersburg, Maryland. She has been praised online after hitting back at a racist Twitter user who said she would be more attractive if ‘she was lighter’.
Mbah exposed the Twitter user by sharing his tweet and responding with the reply: ‘No thanks I wouldn’t trade my skin color for the world.’
Mimi’s classy clapback has won her the support of thousands online.
Mimi initially received the abuse after the her stunning Instagram snaps were featured on a Twitter account called ‘African Beauties.’