“I’m Not For Male Consumption” Janelle Monae Shuts Down Wardrobe Critic
For one reason or another, men seem to think that women exist solely for their pleasure and enjoyment. And shockingly, that’s just not the case. Believe it or not, women are full, complex beings, whose lives are much greater than what some man thinks of them.
Sadly, some men–many men– forget this simple fact. Apparently, this doesn’t just happen with regular women on the street, it happens to celebrity women as well. The only difference is they have the platform and voice to shut this type of thinking down, publicly.
Enter Janelle Monae.
While many female artists choose to sell sex in their art, a decision that is well within their right, Janelle Monae has chosen a different path. You’ll frequently find her suited and booted in black and white.
While she’s explained the significance of her look on several occasions (check the hyperlinks above), there are apparently some who still don’t appreciate it.
One of Monae’s Twitter followers aired his gripes about her wardrobe choices on Twitter.
In the words of Queen Latifah, “You haf fi letem know…”
Thankfully, homie just apologized and bowed out gracefully.
This is also a new response for us all to try on the street the next time a man tells us to smile or offers some type of crude, crazy or corny pick up line.