In “please keep our elders’ names out your mouth” news, video vixen Karrine Steffans took to Twitter to make a point about slut shaming, respectability politics and Black female achievement. What could have been an eye-opening conversation that we are always here for (i.e. Amber Rose), was met with much criticism.
It all started when Steffans tweeted: “At 26, I was already a New York Times bestselling author, a millionaire, and sitting next to Oprah. Be inspired. You can do I.” Then she got the following response:
Then Steffans clapped back:
The author and actress then brought Dr. Maya Angelou into the mix:
Then she stressed that past trauma shouldn’t define you and how slut-shaming is problematic:
And there is some real truth around what Steffans is saying, especially being a rape survivor herself. But in Steffans’ case who has made a career of bragging about her past sexual conquests, does this argument around past trauma really work? Most important, could there have been a better way to frame her point without throwing two of our most beloved under the bus?
Karrine Steffans Called Oprah and Maya Angelou ‘Hoes’ On Twitter was originally published on hellobeautiful.com