A former NBA player is in hot soup after a vicious rant targeting dark-skinned women.
Gilbert Arenas in an Instagram rant, claimed that there were few beautiful black women and wondered why the likes model Ajuma Nasenya and Kenyan Hollywood sensation Lupita Nyong’o are called beautiful.
Arenas, in his tirade claimed that Lupita’s African features were not cute but rather ugly.
The former athlete went on to say Lupita was only cute when the lights are off.
”How black are we talking??? Not to be funny can u name a beautiful black woman on the outside … not brown skin … like tyrese black … top 50 most beautiful women off [sic] all time … the darkest women they have is (Keshia Knight Pulliam aka Rudy) (gab)) union) (taral hicks) (Serena Williams),” he wrote before adding, “When u say African features black then u have (#1 lupita nyong’o) and she’s cute when the lights are off second is (Ajuma nasenyana) sorry but ewww so the black beautiful women u try to boost up is technically light skinned or brown skinned,”Arenas wrote.
Arenas comments instantly led to outrage from social media users who attacked him for his black on black prejudice.
U not use to his shenanigans by now? Lol RT @_OneNaMiLL_: Gilbert Arenas needs his face slapped off why tf would he say that
— mr nice guy (@Changing_it_up) April 17, 2017
Can someone explain what Gilbert Arenas was tryna say I'm dum confused
— Bud Bundy (@ZOMBIEJuicee) April 16, 2017
I thought The Black Delegation agreed that Gilbert Arenas is nothing more than a troll. #theworst
— Prep School Negro (@DCNative97) April 16, 2017
Every time I see a Gilbert Arenas feat, I shriek at how his career could have been so much better if he stayed focus and w/o the gat.
— The Wingman (@omniphysics) April 16, 2017
u can't logically fight racism + have an implicit bias against dark skin. What would u be w/o basketball or money?
— AmaryllisTV (@AMARYLLISTV) April 16, 2017
Gilbert Arenas is so illiterate it's disgusting lol i can't make it past the 3rd sentence in his rants. he's so stupid lol
— Quintana ✨ (@tnasty_x3) April 16, 2017
Dear Beautiful Girls With #DarkSkin
Never pay any attention to men like Gilbert Arenas. They're stupid & ignorant. YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL!! pic.twitter.com/JKl7i8p76G
— SheTweetsTruth (@MsKTweetsTruth) April 14, 2017
Gilbert Arenas BETTER RESPECT ALL THIS MF MELANIN #RespectTheMelanin #BlackGirlMagic pic.twitter.com/1cYcAd1hzu
— Mrs. Gabriel (@MrsGabie) April 14, 2017
So, according Gilbert Arenas, Lupita is only cute "when the lights are off", but what about his colorstruck baby mama? pic.twitter.com/5WWypzxnGa
— Postbadblackwomen (@postbadnoires) April 14, 2017