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Priyanka Chopra Talks About Being Bullied By a Black Girl

She did an interview with Complex Magazine for their June/July issue and this is what she had to say:

“I was bullied by a freshman named Jeanine, She was black, and supremely racist. Jeanine used to say, ‘Brownie, go back to your country, you smell of curry,’ or ‘Do you smell curry coming?You know when you’re a kid, and you’re made to feel bad about where your roots are, or what you look like? You don’t understand it, you just feel bad about who you are.”


The response that I have seen from some black people regarding this statement is interesting. Some of them have no sympathy for her because a lot of people in her racial group are anti-black and apparently she’s guilty of being anti-black but I haven’t been shown any examples of that. Others are accusing her of lying because she talked about her bullying experience in the past and she said it was a group of girls who bullied her, not one girl, and she never mentioned their race either. I think questioning the authenticity of her claims is valid due to her inconsistencies.

That said, I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t disturbed by some of the reactions she’s received. It seems like pointing out the prejudice of some POC is a no-no and some people feel like it’s okay for their racial group to discriminate against another group because the other group is guilty of discrimination, therefore we shouldn’t care about anyone in that group. Some people are even saying that her even mentioning the race of her bully is anti-blackness. How? I don’t ascribe to this nonsense. I believe in treating everyone with respect until the other person disrespects you. Yes, anti-blackness exists everywhere, but I’m not going to talk shit about an individual non-black POC if they have no exhibited anti-black behavior. Guess I’m an exemption.

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