A beautiful mixed woman, who identifies as Black, was asked to bleach her skin after going on one date with a white man she met online.
Takara Allen’s response to the creep she met on Tinder was priceless. Still, the beauty from Adelaide, Australia, was devastated by his suggestion.
“Don’t think I’m a creep and I don’t wanna be offensive or anything but I was just looking at your insta photos and just curious but have you ever thought about bleaching your skin?? You’d look so pretty if you were whiter!” he wrote to Allen following their first and only date.
The 22-year-old makeup artist replied by asking if he’d “ever considered drinking bleach because the world would be so much prettier if you did,” before blocking him from all her social-media accounts.
To all her remaining Facebook friends, Allen wrote a longer response to the outrage.
“I’ve grown up hearing, ‘You’d be prettier if you were lighter,’ and, ‘You’re pretty for a Black girl,’ as if Black women are just generally unattractive, and so it’s a surprise when one of us is,” she wrote on April 14.
She went on, adding, “Not to mention the fact that as a mixed-race woman people are constantly hitting me with the ‘but you’re so pretty, what are you mixed with?’ bulls**t when I simply say ‘I’m Black.’ As if Black can’t be beautiful on its own and that I should be grateful to be mixed with something because whatever I’m mixed with makes the Black ‘okay’ all of a sudden.”
To the creep she blocked out of her life for being straight up ignorant, Allen had a few last words.
“If you have to say ‘not trying to be offensive/racist/mean’ before you say something, DON’T SAY IT.”
Tinder has removed the man from their app.
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