Ari Lennox Speaks Out Against Anti-Black Troll on Twitter: “Why Are You So Comfortable Tearing Down Black Women?”

Robyn Mowatt Robyn Mowatt is a Staff Writer at Okayplayer where she…
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Lennox claps back against a social media user after he compared her and Teyana Taylor to animals.

Ari Lennox has taken to her personal Twitter and Instagram accounts to address a social media attack from an anti-black troll.

On January 1, the user posted a tweet sharing that Lennox and Teyana Taylor have “dangerously high sex appeal” but look like dogs. The entire tweet read: “Ari Lennox and Teyana Taylor’s ability to have dangerously high sex appeal while simultaneously looking like Rottweilers will always amaze me.”

Following this tweet, Lennox shared it and wrote, “People hate blackness so bad.” Taylor also responded by tweeting “No lies detected.” Fans of Lennox and Taylor took to social media to defend both artists.

In additional follow-up tweets the soul singer shared more of her thoughts on the debacle. “Moms and Dads please love on your beautiful black children. Tell them they’re beautiful constantly. Tell them Black people are beautiful. Tell them black features are beautiful,” she wrote.

Lennox later appeared on Instagram Live to set the record straight on the anti-black comments. At one point she questioned why people are “so comfortable tearing black women down?”

Further in the video which was recorded she shared, “I’m not with it, how people hate Black people so much. How Black people can sit up here and say, ‘It’s not my problem’ or ‘She does look like a Rottweiler.’ That’s fine. And you want to talk about how people are so sensitive, they want to cancel freedom of speech. Why is that your speech?”

She also added: “I made this Live because I want people to know I really do love myself. I love my nose. I love Black features. I want us to get to a point where we are becoming aware of the self-hate sometimes, when you are referring to Black women as a dog. Because we’re not doing this to other races. Or to races of women who don’t have a nose like this.”

Watch the clip below.

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