I have gotten used to asian people (with light skin) getting annoyed about the sun and getting dark. Since I’ve had many asian friends who were like that I know that they don’t mean in anyway “ugh elyssa i don’t want to be dark like you” its just that being dark is seen as poor. You are dark…
Hmm I get what you mean, but the fact that they even feel that dark=poor is messed up. Its and example of shadeism and I don’t get down with shadeism.
I think if I wanted to got to bat for him and say “he ment that it may be a disadvantage to others because he may not get as many fans and endorsements” I could but ultimately I don’t like the fact that they have negative perspectives about what they percive to be “dark” skin (which is usually just a tan).
There are many different types of skin tones that exist in every ethicity and for him to say that is just ignorant.
So I feel you but still