The twitter mob is out and this time their pitchforks are aimed at Tyra Banks. The model is catching flack over insensitive, and maybe even damaging comments, made years ago.
It all started with this clip from cycle six of “America’s Next Top Model”. In it, Banks chastises contestant Dani Evans over her choice to NOT alter the gap between her teeth.
Why was this allowed to air wtf Tyra banks is going to straight hell pic.twitter.com/xtiWl3srKJ
— Aisha Oladapo (@OladapoAisha) May 5, 2020
Now, it’s worth noting that Dani went on to win the 2006 season of ANTM, but it’s still no consolation to those who think Banks and her egregious statements should be held to the fire.
Yea she was evil. Perming hair, scalping em bald and sending they asses home. Then her little speech about "ghetto poses"… https://t.co/4VV4JLErQY
— 💰Franklin Maurice Hatchett💰 (@ESPNFrankie) May 5, 2020
Whilst there’s been a lot of talk about Tyra’s tyranny on ANTM in recent years, there was absolutely a specific type of regulation, silencing and policing that was directed towards Black women on the show, and dark skinned Black women in particular. https://t.co/oXvM6FYAvW
— jade bentil (@divanificent) May 5, 2020
while danielle was made to feel ugly for her gap, 6/7 cycles laters tyra widened a white contestant’s gap because of how high fashion, unique and captivating it would be.
‘not marketable’ is tyra speak for hating dark skin girls. https://t.co/2ldlJChv7i
— disaster euphoria (@glitterdaiquiri) May 5, 2020
Genuinely cannot believe how problematic Tyra Banks used to be. I used to love her and obsessed over Americans Next Top Model but now I'm looking back like pic.twitter.com/d9lAIBqRwZ
— Critical Optimist (@Nasimsalad) May 5, 2020
There’s also these shady moments too…
so ur telling me tyra rrly saw this poor man and thought he needed a “beard weave”??? i- pic.twitter.com/cNkXr8eqCt
— maya 🦋 (@memeculturemaya) May 5, 2020
In light of the new ANTM, let's remember the time Tyra made Kahlen pose inside an actual grave the same week her best friend died. pic.twitter.com/UbGZcTIKDT
— mark (@howvery_) December 13, 2016
I see Tyra trending and I am like- duh y'all. She did MULTIPLE black face photo shoots on ANTM and also made the girls once pose as "sexy murder victims". pic.twitter.com/u1GYFHeULw
— Rachael (@rsvptorachael) May 5, 2020
Nah how did Tyra get away with this LOL pic.twitter.com/XrguUvgWFh
— Tanya Compas (@TanyaCompas) May 2, 2020
Annnnnd this infamous moment.
However, not everyone is coming for her neck, some folks believe Tyra’s statement was unfortunately a sign of the times and the modeling industry as a whole.
Those Tyra clips are terrible but it’s important to remember that she was only enforcing industry standards, the same ones she had to meet to be successful. Doesn’t excuse it but she’s not this monster people are making her out to be. 🥴 https://t.co/mB88tyYbkk
— V. (@_soulhead) May 5, 2020
PC culture is now time traveling to come for Tyra banks, when is PC culture gonna cancel the Klan? pic.twitter.com/18DwY9QCG6
— Xan Efronxxx (@Sean_Zula) May 5, 2020
Cancel culture really back at it again with Tyra 🤭😂.. it’s ok to call someone out but this cancel thing is a drag.. if you’ve never sinned be the one to throw the stone pic.twitter.com/n88m5xaUvP
— Naya Sikole (@NayaSikole) May 5, 2020
What do you think — was Tyra out of line or just a sign of the times?
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