After Queen Sugar actor Kofi Siriboe tweeted powerful words about his love and respect for his mother and all black women fans responded with appreciation, but predictably some (not the black ones…) were upset.
Kofi: my beautiful mother is every reason i need to cherish, love, and protect my sisters. nobody will ride for you like a black woman. period.
Salty Fan: Really !! All good mums do those things no matter creed or colour!
Kofi: love & respect to all the good mums. i’m honoring my mom, my sisters and their bold, black skin. they deserve my specificity.
He then took to his Instagram page to elaborate on why he chose to focus his love and attention on women who look like his mother. He captioned his post “black women built the pedestal I’ll continue to put them on.”
Emmy nominated producer, Will Packer chimed in to cosign the tweets.
Ladies, what do you think about the exchange?