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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