Black Twitter Went All The Way In On This 'Whitewashed' Replica Of Queen Nefertiti Presented On The Today Show

UNSPECIFIED - CIRCA 1754: Bust of Nefertiti (c1370- c1330 BC) Great Royal Wife (chief consort) to the Egyptian Pharaoh Akhenaten. Nefertiti and her husband were known for a religious revolution. They worshipped one god only, Aten, the sun's disc. (Photo by Universal History Archive/Getty Images)

Black Twitter Went All The Way In On This 'Whitewashed' Replica Of Queen Nefertiti Presented On The Today Show

"Queen Nefertiti looking like Becky instead of Black Brazen Beauty."

Published February 6th

Anyone familiar with ancient Egyptian history knows Queen Nefertiti, the mother of King Tut, was an African royal; however, a bust was presented on The Today Show as the closest replica of the queen's face, and it was anything but African. 

Expedition Unknown'Josh Gates appeared on the show Tuesday to reveal a reconstruction of what Nefertiti would have looked like when she was alive. The team who recreated the bust reportedly used preserved remains and new technology to artistically build the piece. 

  1. On the show, Gates presented Today's Hota Kotb and Savannah Guthrie with the very Caucasian model
  2. An image of the bust was also shared from Gates' personal twitter
  3. Needless to say, the lack of melanin and African features did not go over well with Black Twitter
  4. People thought the bust resembled everyone but a Black royal
  5. Whitewashing of Black history, especially as it pertains to Egyptian royalty, is nothing new
  6. But did they really have to do this during our month of the year
  7. Luckily, the hard working detectives of Black Twitter provided the world with some archaeological receipts

Written by Rachel Herron

(Photo: Universal History Archive/Getty Images)

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