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Woman Has Inspiring Reply To Being Told She’d Look Better With ‘Lighter Skin’

It’s pretty ridiculous that we still have to clap back at colorism in 2017, but here we are.

Meet the beautiful Mimi Mbah, a 19-year-old college student and aspiring model from Maryland.

A few of her stunning Instagram photos were recently shared by a Twitter page @_AFRICANS_, which regularly features pictures of “all the beautiful Africans world wide.”

A screenshot of a tweet which says "Cameroon || @dopelike_mimi" and shows a series of three pictures of a dark-skinned woman named Mimi Mbah. In one picture, she is standing on the beach in a yellow bikini. In another, she is standing near a balcony wearing a striped two-piece bathing suit. And in the third picture, she's wearing a pink shirt, jeans and white shoes, sitting on steps.

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While most people had nothing but kind words for Mbah, one douche in particular felt the need to offer his incredibly insulting opinion about her skin color:

A screenshot of a tweet which says "@DukeOfZamunda @_AFRICANS_ @dopelike_mimi It she was lighter, she'd be fire"

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But, being the awesome woman that she is, Mbah fired right back:

A screenshot of a tweet which says "No thanks I wouldn't trade my skin color for the world ! Still fire tho"

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Hell YEAH you’re still fire, girl. And Twitter couldn’t agree more.

A screenshot of a tweet which says "pssht you're already fire"

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His opinion is totally invalid either way, but good point.

A screenshot of a tweet which says "

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Unfortunately, the answer appears to be yes.

A screenshot of a tweet which says "There's still people with this mindset?"

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Mbah showed she has beauty AND class.

A screenshot of a tweet which says "Handled with class. I would've gone crazy mad"

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She’s a total role model…

A screenshot of a tweet which says "When I grow up, I wanna be dope like mimi! Yaass, girl."

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…who’s beautiful both inside and out.

A screenshot of a tweet which says "you look damn stunning! I love your behaviour. You are very self-assured, a great attribute. <3"

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It makes me sick to my stomach that this even still happens.

A screenshot of a tweet which says "If I got a dollar for the number of times an ignorant mf has said this to me! Ugh. Black is beautiful yo. Deal with it."

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Dude’s definitely got his own issues.

A screenshot of a tweet which says "your skin is perfection ... he's insecure"

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For real though, Mbah probably has a very successful modeling career ahead of her.

A screenshot of a tweet which says "Look at how the color yellow jumps off your skin. SO BEAUTIFUL!!!!!"

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Couldn’t have said it better myself.

A screenshot of a tweet which says "I know you don't need my confirmation at all, but I agree that you truly are beautifully made as you are. Keep shining, sister."

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As of now, Mbah’s clap-back tweet has raked in a whopping 21,000 retweets and 57,000 likes.

According to BuzzFeed News, she was disappointed by the hateful tweet about her skin tone, but unfortunately, she wasn’t surprised either.

The inspirational woman admitted to Elite Daily she hasn’t always been confident in her own skin, especially when she first came to America.

Mbah said,

I used to put myself down for the things that made me who I am today, and I can definitely say now I’ve learned to embrace self-love and appreciate the skin I’m in.

As far as advice for other women of color who have to deal with such ignorant comments, the 19-year-old implores them to love themselves no matter what.

She added,

Despite what others may say you’re beautiful and should feel confident in the skin you’re in.

Amen to that!

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Allie is a News Writer at Elite Daily, as well as a recent graduate from The University of Delaware. If you are in her social circle, you probably know more than you care to about her cat, Jasper. She loves to exercise, but basically cancels th ...
Allie is a News Writer at Elite Daily, as well as a recent graduate from The University of Delaware. If you are in her social circle, you probably know more than you care to about her cat, Jasper. She loves to exercise, but basically cancels th ...

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