Lupita Nyong’o fans apparently don’t have a problem ripping haters to shreds on Twitter.
The award-winning 12 Years a Slave star has recently amassed a very large and loyal following on social media. As such, anyone who runs afoul of these folks will find themselves up to their virtual armpits in angry tweets and messages. Controversial African pop star Dencia definitely found this out the hard way.
Lupita Nyong’o spoked at the Essence Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon earlier this month. The actress discussed a fan letter she received from someone who considered purchasing the aforementioned singer’s skin whitening cream. Once Lupita rose to fame thanks to her acclaimed performance in director Steve McQueen’s drama, the individual decided against it.
“My heart bled a little when I read those words. I could never have guessed that my first job out of school would be so powerful in and of itself and that it would propel me to be such an image of hope in the same way that the women of ‘The Color Purple’ were to me,” Nyong’o explained.
Since Lupita Nyong’o and her comments about skin bleaching are possibly cutting into Dencia’s profits, she decided to address the issue during a recent interview in the UK. In short: The Cameroonian singer doesn’t really pay attention to what the actress has to say on the subject.
“I don’t care about Lupita Nyong’o and her story. We are adults and should know what we want to do to feel comfortable,” Dencia explained.
According to the Daily Mail, she previously stated that white skin was akin to pureness. The singer added, “Some people they don’t feel confident, they don’t feel pure, they don’t feel clean with dark spots.”
Once word started to spread that Dencia said something negative about Lupita Nyong’o, fans responded in earnest on Twitter. Check out of some of their thoughts and feelings on the matter below.
Lol. So I heard that the bleaching expert Dencia called Lupita irrelevant?! Na wa o! #Life
— 'DIPO 'YOMI (@diipoyourmie) March 25, 2014
Who's Dencia to Lupita? One is a common marketer, the other an Oscar award winning actress…
— TooSiQ… (@TooSiQ) March 24, 2014
She came for Lupita. DID WE SEND FOR YOU, DENCIA?
— Pop! (@MiXO_pop) March 23, 2014
Of course, not everyone is hating on the singer these days.
Deadass Dencia can do what ever she wants. Am I the only one who understands her? People tan there skin. Why arnt they under attack?
— BIRTHDAY BRO!❤️ (@Camm_86O) March 24, 2014
I find the media's obsession w/ Dencia & whitenicious very interesting. I mean shes not the first person to use or push bleaching products?
— 4ACES (@4ACESDATE) March 26, 2014
Are you a fan of Lupita Nyong’o? What do you think about the so-called feud between the actress and Dencia?
[Image via BET]