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Lioness throws paws at Instagram page that made colourism joke

These days you really have to be very careful about what kind of jokes you make on social media.

Not happy: Lioness is not the one to play with. Photo:Instagram

One instagram page learned that the hard way. After the the_virgin_hair_boutique_cc made a very sensitive joke about the skin colour of women, Lioness stepped in and let the page admins know it wasn’t a thing to joke about.

The page which is followed by over 40 thousand people and sells different kinds of weaves and wigs to women across Namibia was quickly humbled by the rapper after the joke set her off. The page posted a meme that was a bit too much for Lioness to handle. “Valentine is for light skin girls, the rest of you should wait for black friday,” they shared on their instagram page.

After they posted the meme, Lioness called the page out for their distasteful joke. “This is absolutely revolting when the majority of your customers are dark skinned,” responded Lioness.

Soon enough the admin of the Instagram page slide into Lioness DMs telling her it was just a “joke” and a lighthearted moment. Of course Lioness wasn’t having. “I’m not the one to be played with,” she said.

And Lioness wasn’t done yet, she was ready to let her hands fly at anybody who thought the joke was funny:

After Lioness cancelled the page, they probably had a bit of backlash and apologised. Lioness categorically demanded they apologise and just not remove the joke from their status update. They apologised.

There’s a lot of things we can joke about, but colourism is not it. It is something that seperates a lot of people and it is very discriminatory. Women and men are both affected by colourism. A lighter complexion provides certain privileges for light skinned individuals and preferential treatment that would not be afforded to darker people.

Next time watch what you say on social media!

*Colourism: Is prejudice or discrimination against individuals with a dark skin tone, typically among people of the same ethnic or racial group.

Shona Ngavahttps://unwrap.online
Shona Ngava is a music journalist, educator, and blogger who aims to share more insight on how music impacts the average listener. He has worked previously for the Namibian Sun as a journalist and has done countless reviews of many albums and singles focusing specifically on the Namibian music scene. He is the host of the only show on radio that is dedicated to album reviews and music critiquing in Namibia. He works at the community radio station of the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST) called NUST FM. He is currently the Programming and Music Director the radio station and is responsible finding the right music for the station and audio and radio production at NUST FM. Shona Ngava has 5 years experience within the print and broadcasting industries and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and Communications Technology. He is passionate about the entertainment industry and elevating and taking it to better heights. He believes in equal treatment of artists and making sure their stories are told all the time every time hence he is a contributor for unwrap.online. Besides Journalism, Shona Ngava's other interests lie in artist management, social media marketing and talent management and brand management.

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