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Amber Rose pens open letter about slut shaming

Amber Rose

Photo credit: @amberrose via Instagram

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve undoubtedly heard about Wiz Khalifa and Kanye West’s Twitter feud, which spiraled into a one-way rant from West, in which he bashed their mutual ex, Amber Rose. Since then, Rose has both clapped back at West on Twitter and given a scathing interview about his shade toward her. Now, the famous model-author has written an open letter about learning not to care about slut shaming anymore.

As previously reported, during the Twitter spat, West hurled comments at Wiz like, “4th you let a stripper trap you” and  “5th I know you mad that every time you look at your child this girl got you for 18 years.”

Rose then fired back, “Awww @kanyewest are u mad I’m not around to play in ur a—hole anymore? #FingersInTheBootyA—B—-.”

Rose could’ve ended her response there, but yesterday she posted an open letter and explained that she’s no longer willing to be victimized or made to feel ashamed because of other people’s opinions about her past.

“Ever since high school, I’ve been called a slut. All the boys were attracted to me — that wasn’t my fault! Then, when I started getting famous, the shaming got even worse. All these messed up stories came out about me, and I was like, ‘That’s not true! I’m not that kind of girl!’ But even things I had done — things a man would never be judged for — got me lots of hate.

“After my ex-husband Wiz Khalifa and I got a divorce, I’d go out for a date at a restaurant like any normal single human and people would say, ‘Man, she’s such a h-. She’s out at restaurants with guys.’ Then they would see my ex-husband with a bunch of women. They would say, ‘He’s the man! That’s so cool.’ So when I went on a date, I’m a w—-, and when he’s piling girls in a car, he’s the man? There’s something wrong here.”

Rose then explained that she also felt criticized for her sexuality by other women.

“It wasn’t just men saying these types of things. There were a lot of women saying hateful things to me. I was getting torn down constantly. But in the past year, I’ve just started not caring.

“People would actually say things like, ‘Who would ever love you? You were a stripper. Why are you in relationships?’ And I used to feel like I had to explain that maybe it was because I’m a good person.”

But Rose’s letter doesn’t end there. Read about how she’s made peace with the opinions of others after the cut.

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3 Comments

  1. guest on January 29, 2016 at 10:22 am

    Hypocrite. She was doing exactly what Kanye did but instead of “slut shaming” she used homophobia when she came up with the hashtag #FingersInTheBootyA—B—-. I understand she did it because she was upset about what he said but it’s not an excuse, especially coming from a person that’s supposed to be an advocate of the lgbtq community.

  2. John Doeboy on February 2, 2016 at 3:35 pm

    Nobody criticized her for going out on dates…let’s be serious. They criticized her for: solely flaunting her near-naked body in every picture on instagram, constantly talking about preferences in the bedroom with memes (sucking d*ck etc…), being an ex-stripper who has dated rapper after rapper, and labeling herself a “bad bitch.” If you feel those are qualities of a man which you want to emulate, so be it. Men are known as dogs, cheaters, unfaithful, less reliable than mothers in parenting etc… It may be more common for men (and more widely accepted) but you want to literally act like the local douchebag and get a pass. All this with a young baby.

    People claim this to be slut-shaming? Maybe I’ve been brainwashed by the strong women I’ve come to know …same ones who don’t gravitate towards the lowest common denominator. Ones who hold themselves to a higher standard than a dude running around smashing every chick who comes his way and then bragging about it because that’s the “norm.”

    Young girls (13+) see her as a role model and young boys see her as the type of girl to go after. I’m all for balance (role-models in different respects) but when you literally force this garbage down peoples throats, the impressionable youth suffer most. It was already tough for young black boys in terms of positive role-models and now the trend is looking similar for the girls as well. No balance in the content thrown at them 24 hrs. a day.

    • guest on February 4, 2016 at 9:13 am

      I agree 100%! Amber is just an opportunist and hypocrite. If she is so against “slut shaming” why does she exclusively date misogynist rappers that refer to women as b*%ches and hoes?