Tory Lanez Accuses Music Video Directors Of Colorism

June 16, 2019  |  

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Rapper/singer Tory Lanez has had it with music video directors choosing to cast lighter-skinned women over darker-skinned women. He took to Instagram to blast directors for this bad habit and called on fellow rappers to stop this from happening.

“This is an On -Going problem in our community of entertainment that needs to stop,” he wrote. “As a black man , Sometimes I’m going to joke about the black community just like we all do . BUT WHAT IM NOT GOING TO DO IS ALLOW ANY OF THESE DIRECTORS TO DE-VALUE OUR BLACK WOMEN … countless times I’ve seen directors swap out our women of color for women of lighter complexion, or women with straighter hair ETC.”

In the video he posted on Instagram, he is recording the music video for Nafe Smallz’s single “Good Love” and the dark-skinned model is swapped out for a lighter-skinned model. The Toronto native then cuts the scene and puts the dark-skinned model back into the shot.

The “Say It” singer added that other musicians need to take a stand not let colorism happen on the set of their videos right before them.

“IT IS OUR RESPONSIBILITY AS ARTIST TO STAND UP AND NOT LET THIS HAPPEN .. it’s BEEN time to embrace our woman of color.”

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