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LizArnone
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Amber Rose Talks About Her Slut Shamers Because No One Else Did
Amber Rose is so much more then "just a stripper." At the infamous Slut Walk that she organizes, Amber Rose took a minute to talk about two very famous rappers who have publicly slut shammed her and half the world seemed to join in. Because Kanye West and Wiz Khalifa are well known rappers and not only was their slut shamming very public, it was repeated over the radio and people sang along.

And no one seems to see the issue with that.


Let me start with Kanye who is so busy being obsessed with himself to realize what an asshole he is. On the radio show The Breakfast Club, Kanye spoke about Amber Rose as "nothing but a stripper." To insure that the whole world didn't think he was cheating on his wife with Rose, he decided shaming and disrespecting her completely was somehow necessary. "[He said] why would he ever be interested in me, I’m just a bald-head stripper from Philly," she went on. "I was a golddigger; apparently he had to take 30 showers after being with me." And everyone just laughed. Meanwhile, Amber Rose, a mother, a women's advocate, and a human being was then just completely disregarded as worse then nothing, as dirty, as pathetic.
And then there is her husband (who she is separated from) Wiz. I guess he just couldn't figure out how to handle the feelings that comes from a divorce because instead of being strong and remaining respectful he came out with a new song that so lovingly stated; "fell in love with a stripper, but fell out of love quicker." And that song, about his wife, the mother of his child was then played on the radio, downloaded onto iPods and talked about constantly. But didn't anyone call Wiz pathetic and a total asshole for tossing his ex wife in the dirt? Of course not, because that would have society making a man take responsibility for his sexist and repulsive actions. Instead people cheered him on, agreed with him, and harassed Amber Rose, a women who did not get a chance to deal with this painful attack since she was to busy staying strong for her child.
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And the best part of the speech... She forgives both of them! Because "people are ignorant, and you have to be the bigger person, and be the positive person to forgive and move on and help other people around you that have been through the same thing.” So take that jerks, that "stripper" you just disregarded is a much better person then you ever will be.
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She is amazing. I love fearless women. I think she's a really amazing person and she's got a really heal;thy perspective on what it means to be a woman in 2015. Like...what it really means. This is absolutely heartbreaking and moving. I'm so glad this event happened. Because fuck people who think they can judge others for literally anything. Nobody has any idea what others go through and to judge based on appearance is ridiculous. I judge based on action.
yep! I read up on this & have such a strong respect for amber now. I was familiar with the "slut walk" before amber made it famous recently, but I think she did a good thing because people needed to hear what was said. she has an amazing heart and it sucks that wiz finds it okay to talk negative about the mother of his child and once wife. goes to know show how immature and cold hearted some people can truly be @TessStevens
Such a strong, intelligent role model. It makes me so happy to see enlightened women persevering.
I think it’s so powerful when women share their own story to help empower others! @fruitcake I agree! do you hear the people cheering her on in the video? i love it!