Jatavia Johnson, known to most as JT of rap group City Girls, has come under fire for a past tweet promoting colorism.
In her tweet, JT set out to praise dark-skinned Black women — but not those who are “tooo” dark.
The 2018 tweet reads:
“I love pretty dark skin girls (emoji) not tooo [sic] crispy na! But the milky ways be the sh*t”
As the old tweet began to circulate, fans began calling her out.
How JT dark skin and calling other dark skin women crispy ? the colorism is real smh
— Cara Mia ?? (@CassidiTAMIKO) December 6, 2020
not jt saying she doesnt like "crispy" darkskinned women as if twitter wasnt calling her ugly bc she has dark skin..
— j? (@dahddiej) December 6, 2020
I pray that JT can love herself. Self hatred within colorism hits like a mf.
— designbae. (@MomentsWithMani) December 6, 2020
JT is acting weird as hell making a joke out of her colorism and overall problematic past it’s just not sitting right. self hatred isn’t the joke she thinks it is
— stan normani ? ? (@sweetenermani) December 6, 2020
JT is just as dark as us so I guess that tweet was born from insecurity due to colorism, rather a superiority complex.
— friendly black thottie (@sadun1corn) December 6, 2020
JT hopped on Twitter to address the backlash…sort of.
Oop my bad.
— JT. (@ThegirlJT) December 6, 2020
Internalized colorism is real.