People will tell you that best internet practice dictates that trolls should be ignored. But as human beings with real feelings and emotions, that’s easier said than done. Furthermore, some people need to be checked. That’s what 19-year-old Cameroonian model Mimi Mbah did when pictures of her featured on the Twitter account African Beauties was met with a bit of colorist criticism.
African Beauties tweeted this.
And while the response was resoundingly positive and supportive, there’s always one in the bunch who has no act right.
That’s supposed to read: “If she was lighter, she’d be [fire emoji]”
She could have ignored him. But Mimi had an appropriate response.
Afterward, there were even more messages of support and encouragement. See the affirmations, debates and discussion that flooded in, after Mimi defended herself.