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.

The sta­tus quo is for black men to clown and bash black wom­en on social media, so it’s refresh­ing to see a black man be unapolo­get­i­cal­ly vocal with his sup­port.

Ladies, what do you think about the exchange?

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22 Comments on "Queen Sugar Actor Kofi Siriboe Responded Perfectly When a Fan Chastised Him For Praising Black Women"

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Jay

He is also a wise young man.….I know his sen­ti­ments are real…but he is also a stu­dent of history…He knows Black wom­en will show up for you through thick and thin if you show up for us. We feel some spe­cial kind of way about Den­zel Wash­ing­ton, Prez. Oba­ma, Will Smith…that we will nev­er feel about some oth­ers. I watched Nate Parker’s sit­u­a­tion and the silence that came out of us.…Remember when Wes­ley Snipes got into tax trouble…silence.….…our loy­al­ty is our currency…If you ride for us…we will be your ride or die.…

Aly

LOVE THIS!!!

Tai

“…their bold, black skin. They deserve my speci­fici­ty.” This is beau­ti­ful and it was the per­fect way to begin my day.

Tasha

All I can say is thank you to the girl who decid­ed to chal­lenge him. Because putting you in your place was def­i­nite­ly nec­es­sary. We already have to fight for our dig­ni­ty, our style, our fea­tures, our every­thing on a day to day basis, and it feels great to know that we still have some broth­ers out here that will help fight that fight with­out hes­i­ta­tion. Thank you Kofi for being the man mil­lions of women(sistas) dream of.

DLS77

Now, I love him even more!!!!!!!!

Nina

This post and Kofi just made my day <3

Sonya

I absolute­ly love this man. He’s a breath of fresh air. Thank you Kofi!

Veronica Sasu

Thank God! It’s so refresh­ing to hear praise for us long-suf­fer­ing black wom­an from a black man. It’s so sad that this is a ‘thing’ in the first place as black men should lift us up as oth­er races do for their wom­en. Def­i­nite­ly a step in the right direc­tion!

ReturnoftheAnkh

I will nev­er under­stand why they refuse to stay in their lane. Why are black men not allowed to uplift black wom­en? Why do white wom­en always have to be men­tioned in any sen­tence that men­tions black wom­en? Kofi respond­ed beau­ti­ful­ly. Kudos to him and his fam­i­ly for rais­ing a respect­ful son.

Dana McCall

His moth­er is a proud wom­an, I am sure! We need more black men to stand up and be like him. I am blessed to have a man that puts me on a pedestal and I hope and wish that for those wom­en who don’t have the same, that they one day find it. It’s a won­der­ful thing. Stay blessed ya’ll!

notconvincedgranny

Why is it any­time some­thing pos­i­tive and pow­er­ful is said about black folk, some but­thurt exclu­sion­ist feels the need to apply the “either/or” rule — that is, for us to feel good they have to feel bad, so they apply the “all” salve to that but­thurt. Acknowl­edg­ing our­selves doesn’t mean we have to dimin­ish them; that’s their game.

Cinnamon

I’m hap­py he stood behind his orig­i­nal tweet.

TWA4now

Excel­lent! Yes, hon­or and cel­e­brate black wom­en in your life!

Simone

Why shouldn’t he pay homage? Why is it every time our men want to lift us up, there is some­one telling him or sug­gest­ing we aren’t all that? I am so proud he feels that way. Haters, go sit some­where and hope you men feel that way about you!

max

Why can’t all black men be like him lol

Raquel Brutus-Thomas

How uplift­ing to have a Black man who is vocal and sup­port­ive of cel­e­brat­ing Black wom­en unapolo­get­i­cal­ly. As he states “Oth­er races” don’t have to think twice in cel­e­brat­ing and/or sup­port­ing their own.
I too, Thank the wom­an who raised him!!!

Karena

Amen Kofi! Us black wom­en love hear­ing that we are appre­ci­at­ed by our black men. Oh so often, we are not given the respect and love that we deserve! Love it! Keep and lift us on that very pedestal we built.

Renee

His words are tru­ly beau­ti­ful. His mum must be very proud.

Sylvia Jackson

You make us proud, Kofi. I love your kind­ness, strength and integri­ty. White peo­ple just can­not accept our beau­ty and love for each oth­er and fam­i­ly, but we must con­tin­ue to dis­play it every chance we get. Thank you

Ju

Your so right!! We as black wom­en are ridiculed for our hair real or fake our bod­ies the way we talk and on and on. It’s always neg­a­tive until a becky does it then it’s accept­ed she’s so cool, but us we have to be ghet­to and hood smh. Pos­i­tiv­i­ty for black wom­en pass it on with so much neg­a­tiv­i­ty again­st us this is some­thing pos­i­tive and uplift­ing go head black man!!

Ami

Wow! All I can say about his post is Thank You.

Claudette

Good for him. When so many black men are able to only give a side eye to their black sis­ters while prais­ing the looks of every Becky, they often seem to have for­got­ten the black wom­en who raised them and gave birth to them.

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