Okay… So I know this is a hair blog, but I just HAD to get your take on this!!

From Clutch Magazine;

Just when you thought mainstream media was demystified of the age-old big butt, they prove to us all, yet again, light makes it right.



According to the New York Daily News, big butts are this summer’s hottest trend. And whose back sides accompanies the headline? None other than “Armenian Princess” Kim Kardashian and 40-year-old actress-singer Jennifer Lopez. With honorable mentions of Serena Williams and Beyonce in the periphery.



The story reads: “Not since Sir Mix-a-Lot’s 1992 hit “Baby Got Back” has so much praise been paid to the posterior.”



Ummm, but for who? I know some dudes on Fulton who jump up and down every time my girls and I walk pass.



The author attempts to dilute the hype a bit, quoting Stylesight trend analyst Sharon Graubard. “African American and Latino culture have long respected a larger bum. We have all these Brazilian models, and as our population becomes more diverse, we’re appreciating different body parts that are different than the puritanical American roots. In Brazil, it’s been all about the butt.”



Hmmm…Different than the puritanical American roots?



Yet again, and sadly, these trend reports prove Black bodies remain outside the European aesthetic code. Our bodies are deconstructed, cut up like a slab of dead meat and hoisted as national hors d’oeuvres for the world to pick at. We are never the main dish. Or do we even want to be?

Interesting! What are your thoughts?

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darklady

Black women should not feel offended if non black women imitate our figure, they will always be a bad copy us! Black women are goddess!

Torie Amza

Hmmm…I guess most whites don’t realize that Blacks have been here since before the founding of this nation, lol!!!and even before that, the Natives had already end in the land for centuries, and even they were likely originally from Africa! So who’s the most pure American? The world may never know.

Chaunta Black

Torie Anza there is much scientific evidence proving that human beings originated in Africa. These are not just Black scientists saying this either!

Angela

Dead on. Actually there is evidence that the original people were not even Asiatic natives but Negroid peoples.

Tori Stevens

The oldest human remains were found in Ethiopia.

Itumeleng

That;s funny, I thought they were found in Southern Africa, where I come from. Some Scientists from Stanford even named her Homo-Naledi. Carbon dating tests prove it Humanity can be traced to the San, the oldest living people in the world. As a Tswana, I am honored to have significant Khoisan heritage. We are a pure race 🙂

Son
Such candid and necessary points and so glad you posted this article! I am a white woman with a larger behind and have noticed the recent attention to the butt in the media. It is yet another form of objectification of the female body – reducing a woman to one ‘part’ as if dissecting us. This is not empowering for any race or gender. It is also obvious that the trend is now focusing on light skinned woman, eg Kim kardashian and even Miley Cyrus with her grotesque cultural appropriating of twerking. There are also plenty of woman boldly publishing… Read more »
Treshiq

and i don’t care and i’m not trying to be mean..but it makes me mad that black women are considered undesirable 2 nd rate even to other races, but if you have a feature that is known from our ancestory , you’re the greatest thing walking… It’s mind boggling.

Treshiq
it Kills me that they even say LATIN cultures…do they realize that UNLESS THESE ALTIN COUNTRIES have had a form of slavery that brought over Africans EVEN they don’t have BUTTS…hello Brazill the portuguese brought over SLAVES…look at a white european portuguese woman in Brazil…yeah she’s not looking like th women in the the city who are cleary of African descnet..this kills me..Everytime i hear kim k say “i’;m Armenian all the women in my family look like this” I want to scream..NO THEY DO NOT….you are like one in a billion I have a TON of armenian friends…and EVEN… Read more »
Guest

Lol! I love your comment, but seeing it’s from 3 years ago made me chuckle because it’s clear, although not known at the time–Kim K’s butt is FAKE!

I know, I was bamboozled too for a while too. But now, there are countless of before and after pictures to showcase this. She had fat transfered into her buttocks–hence why people taught hers was real at first. Lots of women are now doing the fat transfer to the booty now. She’s make it a quite popular plastic surgery.

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EbnCurly

I totally agree with the poster….. how ridiculous that Kim K. and J.Lo are mentioned before Serena

MissLadyCoco

@Permalink you do know that the black skined native americans in south america are mixed with african evan if they dont admit to it. because of the wide racial prejudice down therelots of them dont admit to it.

wesley
I’m “White” (not literally but you know…) and though I can’t speak for anyone else, I love beautiful women regardless of the color of their skin. I am an equal opportunity horndog (but loyal to my wife). I couldn’t care less whether the woman is Black, Latina, Asian, White, Australoid, a mix of races or something else. Heck, the female lead in Avatar looked good to me. I have dated women of all races and though I didn’t plan on avoiding women of my own race, I have been married twice to Latinas. I felt as though many White women… Read more »
janelle

“I am an equal opportunity horndog (but loyal to my wife)”

Is hilarious!

Jinx

Thank you! It’s about time somebody said this Lolz 🙂

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