Amanda Stenberg On Beauty: “White Women Are Praised For Altering Their Bodies, Black Women Are Shamed”

Following Hunger Games star Amandla Stenberg and Kylie Jenner’s heated Instagram debate regarding cultural appropriation sparked by Jenner’s cornrowed selfie, the 16-year-old actress has spoken out about it once again.

READ: ‘Hunger Games’ Star Amandla Stenberg Criticizes Kylie Jenner’s Cornrows

In a mini-essay she penned and posted via TwitPic, she elaborated on the treatment of black women, and how their physical features are accepted (and praised) on white women, but not on them.

READ: ‘Hunger Games’ Star Amandla Stenberg Calls Out Cultural Appropriation Culprits

“While white women are praised for altering their bodies, plumping their lips and tanning their skin, black women are shamed although the same features exist on them naturally,” she writes. “This double standard is one string in the netting that surrounds female sexuality.”

Despite the backlash Kylie received from Stenberg and the media, Justin Bieber reportedly took to Instagram to support Jenner. “Saying she’s being racist because she wants her hair in braids is ridiculous,” he writes. Peep his full comment:


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For those who dismiss her views underneath the “angry black woman” banner, she has some words for you too:

Miss Stenberg will not be silenced. Do you agree with her recent sentiments? Sound off below.

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