Mack Wilds Professes His Love For Dark Skinned Women, Wendy Asks “Who’s Talking About Complexion?”
People often wonder why we spend so much time talking about issues of colorism on the site. Personally, I believe in talking about a lot of things until the wound is healed. And there are some serious wounds, on both sides of the spectrum when it comes to issues of complexion.
Look at Hollywood, look at Hip Hop, look at your ignorant family and friends who extol the virtues, attributes and desirability of lighter skinned men and women. The condition worked and it’s deeply embedded.
It’s often members of our own community perpetuating this madness.
Which is why it’s always refreshing to see and hear Black men speak about their appreciation for darker skinned women.
That’s just what Mack (formerly known as Tristan) Wilds recently appeared on “The Wendy Williams” show promoting his new television movie The Breaks.
How did these two get on that topic of conversation. Well, Wendy was asking him about his rumored romantic involvement with fellow artist Sevyn Streeter.
Wendy said, “The rumor on the street was that you were dating somebody named Sevyn Streeter. Were you in love with her?”
“She’s dope. I’ll say that.”
“So you guys weren’t romantically involved?”
“We’re just really, really good friends.”
“She’s really pretty to just be a really good friend.”
“Yeah, she is very pretty.”
Then, speaking mostly to the audience, Mack said, “I love dark skinned girls. So you know, she’s definitely one of them.”
“Who’s talking about complexion? You see this is where my people go in a conversation. Really?”
“It’s just, I don’t know…my mom is brown skinned so I just have a thing about all the different colors that women come in.”
“You don’t have to explain it, you’re adorable.”
Yes, y’all we keep coming back to the colorism topic because there is work to be done. And personally, whether Wendy thought it was unrelated or not, I personally appreciated the hell out of Mack’s comments.
When you grow up seeing Black men date and glorify light skinned girls, ad nauseam, it’s so refreshing to see a young, attractive, talented brotha give love to the darker ladies out there.
Do darker skinned women need his or any man’s validation? Nah. But everyone knows, a sincere compliment can go quite a ways.
So, Mack please keep talking about your love for the darker berries. Feature these women in your music videos. If you ever decide to direct or produce, be mindful of complexion when it comes to casting. It’s so much bigger than dating preferences. Positive words and images that originate from our own communities are not only pleasant and affirming, they’re necessary.