Ari Lennox has no problem getting the many trolls on her social media together. She doesn’t mince words and she gets to-the-point about real life topics that plague Black women every day. She’s currently trending on Twitter after one of her followers decided to bash her Black beauty by calling her and Teyana Taylor a rottweiler.
“Ari Lennox and Teyana Taylor’s ability to have dangerously high sex appeal while simultaneously looking like rottweilers will always amaze me,” he wrote.
The back-handed compliment spawned a visceral reaction from the Twitterverse. She took to her platform to respond to the hate.
The hater’s tweet comes on the heels of a Vanity Fair writer criticizing Blue Ivy’s looks. The common thread is seemingly rooted in anti-Blackness and self-hatred. Hatred for Black traits and Black women and the combination of both, because when Black traits are presented on other races, it’s acceptable (cough cough: the Kardashians).
It didn’t take Black twitter long before they jumped to Ari’s defense in the same way they did for Blue Ivy.
Ari Lennox will unfortunately always be a target for disrespect because she’s a confident young Black woman that’s intentional on using her platform to make other Black women feel seen and she’s vocal about her feelings.— ᴅᴏʟʟᴀʀ (@callmedollar) January 2, 2020
Protect her at all costs.
Ari Lennox is the definition of a beautiful Black queen! 😍 pic.twitter.com/8W4pxtiO8H— ESSENCE (@Essence) January 2, 2020
Neither Ari Lennox, Teyana Taylor, or Bria Myles would fuck you ashy knuckle niggas anyways.— Kayla Wayla 🧚🏾 (@KaylaCrowned) January 2, 2020
This year is two days old and I’ve already seen black men on this app disrespecting Blue Ivy, Ari Lennox, and Teyana Taylor. Clownlike.— A¢AB ROCKY (@fakerobertss) January 2, 2020
people are missing ari lennox’s point on purpose. she wasn’t just crying about the comments made towards her, she was upset about the disrespectful things black women (particularly with darker skin) hear & endure on a daily basis. why are y’all like this fr lmfao— piera (@pieramoore) January 2, 2020
Ari Lennox should be trending cause of her bomb ass music and just being a Black woman in general, not cause of some clown shit being shared and RT’d.— Joél Leon. (@JoelakaMaG) January 2, 2020
and we are the problem—when you engage with problematic content, you increase the likelihood that others will too.
Ari Lennox is 100% correct black people are the only people who tear down their own race. NEVER have I ever seen a Hispanic man tear down a hispanic women based upon her her looks, NEVER have I ever seen a white man tear down white women. It’s fucking disgusting love your people— lex the don🤸🏽♀️ (@simplylexxx_) January 2, 2020
Niggas on this app do be talking crazy about black women on this app so I understood why Ari Lennox was so upset and that tweet in general was just some clown shit.— Long Live Hussle 🏁🏁🏁 (@Trill__Parcells) January 2, 2020
Don’t talk about Ari Lennox nose, don’t talk about P from QC nose, don’t talk about Jay-Z nose...leave all black features on all black people alone— Ra’s al Gooch (@CashAppRecords) January 2, 2020
Ari Lennox is just another example of how y’all think you can harrass celebrities on a daily basis & think they’re gonna be okay. They are humans. She is a person. Celebrity isn’t a protective shield.— I appreciate you. (@DeeLaSheeArt) January 2, 2020
So instead of just standing in solidarity w Ari Lennox .. who has done nothing but celebrate and praise black men and women .. for that comment about her looking like a dog y’all choose to “what about when” her to death. Just musty.— Diverse Dancer 💙🕊 • 🇭🇹 (@c0kahina) January 2, 2020
I’d just like to point out that it’s been less than two days into 2020 and Ari Lennox, Teyana Taylor and Blue Ivy have been called out for their looks. We ain’t continuing this mess all year bc no.— Nicolas-Tyrell (@iamntyrell) January 2, 2020
Y’all really hate full lips, kinky curls, and wide noses... until Kim Kardashian does it. Tuh. We love you Ari Lennox. pic.twitter.com/GlKOGPyFih— BYE-DON 👋🏾 (@xoraveen) January 2, 2020
It’s not accurate at all it’s rude and for you to appear to be a black woman yourself agreeing with this goofy ass nigga is pathetic— Alissa Ashley (@AlissaAshley) January 1, 2020
This is just a prime example of Black women’s humanity being disregarded while ALSO being seen as sexual objects.— Petty L'Belle ☾ (@xoJoyBelleox) January 2, 2020
We’ve been getting treated like this for so damn long. It hurts like a bitch.
...and I am tired.
you got a struggling photoshoot pinned on your page... and have the audacity to talk about two beautiful black queens... hm.— nicki minaj gives me anxiety attacks 💔 (@LONELYHCURS) January 1, 2020
A projection of internalized anti blackness mixed with misogyny ayyyee— ˚✧₊⁎❝᷀ົཽ≀ˍ̮ ❝᷀ົཽ⁎⁺˳✧༚ (@kyrapractor__) January 1, 2020