“It’s Not My Fault Y’all Look Dirty” Makeup Artist Declares “War on Dark Skin Bi*$@es”

The Light skin vs. Dark skin debate isn’t new and it’s not going away any time soon. And while I’m fairly certain most of the people reading this will agree this video is disgusting, I think it needs to be shared. If we are to begin to attempt to undo some of the lasting effects of slavery and the insistence on the European standard of beauty, we must first acknowledge how we ourselves perpetuate the ideal.  This video is just one example, however, I’ve seen it take shape in many ways. Click HERE and HERE  to read my thoughts about colorism and the one drop rule.

The following video was shared by Atalanta-based makeup artist Mardasha McMillan

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Mardasha offered the following apology via her social media page:

NOTE TO VIEWERS: I didn’t delete this due to people who made fake ones to make it worse than it already is but ..,

😍 I have nothing against shade! I was mad for 13 mins of my life and went live and made a BIG MISTAKE!!! I’m sorry! But I was beat up for my complexion once and I e dealt with numerous experiences like such so please forgive me I was pissed! I was wrong and I will do everything in my power to fix it! Just trust me!!!
My baby will be brown skin, my mom is dark skin, I have plenty family and friends that are dark skin we just came to the conclusion that I am brown skin and I have no problem 😍PLEASE FORGIVE ME I WILL TURN INTO SOMETHING POSITIVE BUT I NEED EVERYONES SUPPORT😍 I’m beating myself up enough … my words are unjustifiable but my point stands! It is an issue their are more girls coming out every second!!!

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Well Hello! My name is Lisa and you've stumbled upon my own little corner of the world. I'm a lipstick-loving, high heel junkie, mom, and wife. When I'm not here bringing you the latest in beauty, fashion, hot topics, and bits and pieces of my life with my family, you can find me over on youtube swatching lipsticks and sharing my latest natural hairstyles. Make sure you also follow me on Instagram and Snapchat under my brand name Lisa A La Mode. I'm a real person. I promise.

  1. This is a disgrace coming from a woman of color. We have enough battles to face as women and for being black that we need to end this ignorant battle of colorism. I’m dark skin and very proud of my complexion and when I see women that are lighter than me or even darker I look and say they are beautiful. I looked on her page and it seems like it’s all a joke to her and a means to push her Brand… I wouldn’t even give her a platform. I don’t believe she’s remorseful at all

  2. Pure Ignorance! I feel sorry for people like that who feel that their skin color is all they have to offer and is their complete identity. You can’t insult people and then say ” Oops I’m sorry I was mad” . It just doesn’t work that way.
    Her posting such sad petty pathetic video and an even worst apology is clear that she is lacking a morale compass and a chance she was raised to think that light is best; poor choice of her parents to do so, but society doesn’t help. She needs some serious therapy.
    As far as her being attacked for her complexion, probably had nothing to do with it, it’s a good chance it was her mouth.

  3. Pure garbage! I am a light black woman with a beautiful brown baby girl. I have had stares and even comments said by brown girls who dont know me like I am stuck up or that I think I am hot shit because of my complexion which is all false. We have to stop the slave mentality open our eyes as a people and recognize that what makes our community so beautiful and amazing is our diversity. Most want to be us, hate us, divide us why add to that.

  4. First of all. “Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks”, so whether or not you were under attack from darker skinned ladies, whatever was in you is what was shown. Please define “dirty” because the general meaning is soiled or unclean – think about what you are saying and your perception of darker skinned queens. It is so sad that we are still separating ourselves because of shades of colour. We are from a rich heritage so let’s carry ourselves as such. Lift up, support and encourage each other.

  5. This is the ultimate ignorance out there, am dark skin and very happy and content with my complexion,it’s a shame that she only thinks that her skin is all she has to offer,black ain’t dirty and at the end of it all she is still a black girl light skin or dark skin it doesn’t matter, somebody educate this FOOL!

  6. WHAT A SHAME!!! I am so sorry for you boo boo. I think tho girl is feeling herself so damn much that her head is swollen enough for her to think she needs them big ass goggles. I don’t think it’s her skin colour(CND) they look at when she walks in the room, I think it’s the size of her head and her bad attitude, oh and them big ass glitter goggles.. are you really walking the streets looking like that and wondering why people are giving you dirty looks. Smh🤦‍♂️

  7. I looked at her facebook page, and she seems to be trying to get famous off all of this.. added to that.. it is sad that she doesn’t know how to ignore people… they could mean mug all they want, they can say all they want… she could have just left them alone.. smh…

  8. Just wanna say all colors are beautiful and for you to say dark skin woman look dirty how dare you I’m am a beautiful black brown skin woman and am proud of my color would not have it any other way imma pray for you

  9. She crazy…I love my dark skin…I ain’t jealous of ish and have never felt my light skin bestie is cuter than me. I love me and the skin I’m in! Oan all men don’t find light skin girls attractive. She is clearly the one with insecurities…if I’m looking at you it doesn’t mean I’m mean muggin.

  10. First of all…she isn’t that light. Secondly, the fact that she has mentally divided black women by skin tone means that she is NO better than the girls that allegedly made the comment. It’s very sad that women will separate themselves and act superior to women of darker complexions. I don’t think she is sincerely remorseful…it’s a sad attempt at doing damage control for her “brand”. She may have killed her struggling career before it even started. I couldn’t even waste that much time of my life watching that BS and she has already had a negative impact on her young influential followers. An apologetic person would’ve removed the video before attempting damage control but instead she is furthering the ignorance and standing by that dumb a** rant.

  11. What an absolute tool for white supremacy and ignorance. I wouldn’t want my child or family members in the company of someone so ignorant and classless.

    These type of Black people are dangerous to children and future generations of Black Americans. Very sad.

  12. This is so sad. When I looked at this video I thought if you was wearing them big glitter googles that’s is probably what everyone was staring at, them things is not cute they look a mess, maybe that passes for fashion in “Georgia ” but in the rest of the normal world not so much…

    As for her being a cute light girl again not so much she is ok and she ain’t that light.

    She really needs to get over herself cause all I saw in the video was ugliness and self hatred no beauty at all

    As for that lame apology it was clear she didn’t think before she spoke and now is trying to hack pedal. If I live in “Georgia ” she would be the last person I turned to as a makeup artist cause it’s clear she had no idea what true beauty is or one drop of intelligence on how to enhance it

  13. Clearly ,she’s a mentally ill attention wh@re denigrating her sisters for possible coin. No miss thang you won’t become rich, I know you want to go on Dr.Phil, Ellen, etc a big ole publicity stunt throwing BW under the bus with your pathetic colorism which is doubly sick as you aren’t even light skin yourself.

    See therapy and repent you already know in the long run this won’t fatten your wallet.

  14. She’s conventionally attractive*, sure, but very insecure and troubled, taking out her confused frustrations and obviously misdirected anger on other vulnerable black women. This can be blamed on a very racist and very oppressive society that caters to white people and white people only. To pretty much anyone, really, as long as they’re light by most people’s standards, and possess certain slender facial features, and have a certain body type, associated with white Europeans but definitely not an exclusively and uniquely “white” thing. She doesn’t have a light complexion, though. To me at least. Not light, not dark. And I’m not entirely impressed by her looks. Being conventionally attractive, looks-wise, she is quite…boring.

    *by the obviously racist white Western beauty standards, which actually originate in white supremacy (look it up), that plague the entire world, except for maybe a few places that weren’t colonized by the savage, pink-fleshed ogre that is the white man

  15. This is mardasha McMillan and a sincere apology has been posted on my page as of two days ago. If you can share the negativity I hope you can share the positive as well.

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