Tell ‘Em Why You Mad

01Feb09

Michelle Obama has left the black fashion community in an uproar:

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Apparently, the First Lady has left a bad taste in a few peoples mouths when she attended the swearing in ceremony and Inaugural Ball for her husband President Barack Obama NOT wearing something made by a black designer:

The Black Artists Association is upset with our new First Lady for not wearing clothes by African-American designers. BAA Co-founder Amnau Eele, who was a runway model for Yves Saint Laurent, Giorgio Armani, and Bill Blass, told WWD, “It’s fine and good if you want to be all ‘Kumbaya’ and ‘We Are the World’ by representing all different countries. But if you are going to have Isabel Toledo do the inauguration dress, and Jason Wu do the evening gown, why not have Kevan Hall, B Michael, Stephen Burrows or any of the other black designers do something too?”

Michelle wore a dress and coat combo to the swearing in ceremony designed by Isabel Toledo, a Cuban-American and her Inaugural gown was designed by Taiwanese born Jason Wu

*sigh* Well, if you want to hear MY opinion

I am super pissed with this, first of all! Like what is the big f**king deal?!?!?! I am absolutely sick and tired of black people acting like Michelle and Barack work exclusively for us, like they represent only us. It’s like if she wears a dress the designer has to be black, her hair stylist has to black, her make-up artist has to be black, her stylist has to be black. And God forbid if they’re not, then she’s being a (wait for it….) traitor. Like get a f**king grip already!! Michelle Obama is the First Lady of the United States of America, not the United States of the Black Community. Why can’t she support an American designer? It doesn’t matter if they are black, white, Hispanic or Asian. Why can’t she support an AMERICAN designer? After her husband worked so hard to unite this country as one, so we wont look at each or ourselves as “African-American” or “Asian-American” or “Cuban-American” but just as American. We have the nerve to get mad when she supports an American??? Like, WTF! We will always be segregated because we continue to segregate our selves. We were chained and bound for so long that when they finally let us go, we didn’t want to go. We didn’t know how to go. We will always be slaves as long as we allow our selves to think like this. We are our slaves and  masters. Emancipate your self from this slave ass mentality.

And if you don’t like what I just said…. then you could get the hell off my site! And don’t come back neither.



3 Responses to “Tell ‘Em Why You Mad”

  1. 1 Jasmyne

    I completely agree I’m black and I just feel like black people need to get it together and stop acting in that ignorant azz slave mentality as you stated above. It doesn’t make any sense for black designers or whoever feels that way, to be acting like that. I just shake my head in pity at situations like this.

  2. 2 E.G.

    Jasmyne, I’m black as well and I definitely believe that we should support one another BUT I do not think she should be obligated to wear a black designer’s product. Some things just shouldn’t be seen as black and white. Fashion I believe is one of them. If I don’t see something that sparks my interest why should I eat food from a restaurant that I clearly don’t care for the items on their menu.
    It’s not always about race.

    Congrats President Obama on your Victory and making HIstory!
    Peace and Blessings

  3. 3 BAA

    > Subject: First lady Michelle Obama wears Chinese designer Jason Wu’s dress on the cover of Vogue magazine while most Chinese in China think blacks are Devils.
    > > It’s really tragic and sad that America’s
    > first
    > > black first lady would choose to wear and continue to
    > > support a designer from a country (China), that thinks
    > all
    > > black people are “black Devils”, many
    > Chinese also
    > > avoid sitting next to black people on city buses, many
    > > Africans suffer the indignity of being quizzed by
    > Chinese
    > > that believe that Africa is a primitive place that
    > lacks
    > > modern cities and transport,there is also official
    > Chinese
    > > police harassment where Africans are evicted from
    > living in
    > > rental apartments after Chinese residents complain to
    > the
    > > police of “the black devils making too much
    > > noise”, Taxi cabs will not stop to pick up
    > Africans
    > > claiming that they might be cheated and signs on
    > public
    > > buildings where Africans live in China read “you
    > have entered an area that
    > > is under 24 hour security surveillance”.
    > > All of this horrific information about chinese-black
    > > relationships can be found in an African magazine that
    > was
    > > passed out during fashion week in NYC at
    > > http://www.arisemagazine.net search “The Eastern
    > Promise” pages 75-79.
    > Last week the NY Post newspaper owned by Rupert Murdock and
    > his Chinese wife Wendy Deng ran a cartoon of President Obama
    > as a monkey killed by the NYC police department.

    > >
    > >Question:
    > Why would a black woman, America’s first black first
    > > lady continue to support a designer from a country
    > that
    > > think black people, African people are primitive and
    > > monkeys?
    >
    > >Question:
    > Why would an Ivy league educated black woman choose to
    > > educate her black daughters about J.Crew, before she
    > > educates them about legendary black designers like Mr.
    > > Arthur McGee and Mr. Scott Barrie?
    >
    > > Black Artists Association NYC first presented these
    > > questions to the fashion media and we were mis-quoted
    > in a
    > > WWD newspaper article written by Rosemary Feitelberg
    > with silly quotes like “We are the world”,
    > “Kumbaya” and “It was our moment”, and
    > > threaten with DEATH and attacked on the streets of NYC
    > for
    > > asking “why America’s first black first lady
    > is not
    > > wearing or supporting black designers?”
    > No one in the black media/blogs fact checked the WWD story
    > before attacking BAA or Amnau Eele.
    >
    > > After 232 all white American presidents, 232 all white
    > > American first ladies and the 232 all white designers
    > that
    > > dressed those 232 all white American first ladies,
    > > “CHANGE” came for everyone on JAN 20, 2009
    > in
    > > America, except the American black designer.
    >
    > > Black Artists Association look forward to presenting
    > these
    > > questions and the sad stories of the hatred on the black
    > media/blogs that were directed BAA’s way to the White
    > House and the people of D.C. at our
    > > first ” Washington, D.C. Fashion forum” in
    > April
    > > 2009.
    > > At this forum , BAA will announce the winning black
    > designer
    > > or black design student that will have a chance to
    > dress one
    > > of BAA’s artists that is up for an Emmy nomination this
    > year
    > > in L.A. CA.
    > > At Black Artists Association we hope to demonstrate
    > the
    > > TRUE definition of “CHANGE”.
    > >
    > >
    > > Thank You,
    > > Black Artists Association


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