Ugandan Model Stirs Up Racists Comments After Posting Photo of Her Lips on Social Media

at 10:12 AM, 22 Feb 16 (1 year ago)
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A shocking slew of offensive comments appeared online after a make-up company posted a photograph of a black model's lips. The MAC Cosmetics Instagram page was bombarded after the international brand posted a picture of Ugandan-born Aamito Lagum, 23, sporting one of their lipsticks. The backstage photograph of Aamito - winner of Africa's Next Top Model - was taken during New York Fashion Week and posted on the brand's social media. It wasn't long before a number of Instagram users began commenting on the image.
One said: 'Holy nigger lips, Batman! What colour is this called?...Grape Drank?'

In a long rant one user wrote: 'Black women will never be as beautiful as white women. The only argument blacks have is they have more melanin like that matters. 'Yes white women can get injections and when they do, they are basically flawless. 'You don't have any thing over them anymore and thats why you get so p***** off. Keep lying to yourselves thinking your dark asses look better. 'Dont even come at me with the "all white features were first started by blacks". Even if that was true, WHERE THEY AT THO? Keep projecting your jealousy on white women though, Id rather be a cracker with injections than look like the majority of you oily yet ashy at the same time people.
'Acting like you don't bleach your skins, get nosejobs, get contacts, and dye your hair blonde.
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One likened the 23-year-old model's pout to 'fish lips', while another wrote 'Holy s*** I thought this was Jay Z.' Aamito responded to the trolls by posting a response on her own Instagram page. She wrote: 'My lips giving you sleepless nights. On @maccosmetics IG'. \
The model went on to thank the cosmetics brand and her make-up artist. Many seemed disgusted by the comments and responded by offering their support and adulation for Aamito and black beauty in general. User 1thought.nyc said: 'You are a Queen, thank you for sharing your beauty. Even if some people are too blinded by hate to see it.'
Users blasted the attitudes displayed by the racist commentators on MAC's Instagram, under the image which now has 109,000 likes.
One wrote: 'This woman's lips are a beautiful heart shape. I can't say the abundance of racist comments that were previously on here actually surprise me.  'Black features are only considered beautiful when not actually on black women.

'Getting away with blatant racism shows us how far we still have to come. I love my blackness and yours.'  One posted: 'Luscious lips, natural beauty, how many women has [sic] injected their lips to achieve this?' Another said: 'White people can't help it... look at them. If you looked like that you'd be mad too.'
Another called them 'heavenly' and posed the hashtags #stopthehate and #beautyhasnorace.
After winning Africa's Next Top Model, Lagum has walked in the catwalk shows of Lacoste, Marc by Marc Jacobs, J. Mendel, Rag & Bone, Giles, Jonathan Saunders, Paul Smith, Bottega Veneta, Lanvin, Dries van Noten, H&M, Giambattista Valli, and Hermès. She opened Balenciaga in Paris, and was the first black model to open the show under Alexander Wang. Lagum has also appeared in magazines such as i-D, Interview, Love, W, British Vogue and Vanity Fair.
Haso112 at 10:23 AM, 22 Feb 16 (1 year ago)
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Choi!!! Omo see Lips ooo, Jay Z dey learn....!!!
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lilchuks28 at 10:26 AM, 22 Feb 16 (1 year ago)
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Yeye whites, they are Jealous.......Que Sera Sera
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gogoman at 10:44 AM, 22 Feb 16 (1 year ago)
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taste of real world!!
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zezprincess at 10:50 AM, 22 Feb 16 (1 year ago)
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Black is beautiful,anytime anyday.
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ujmaria at 11:10 AM, 22 Feb 16 (1 year ago)
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Black is beauty, anywhere any time
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dareper at 11:49 AM, 22 Feb 16 (1 year ago)
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Don't mind them jare,.thats God's work. Black is beautiful
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emma4love3 at 12:15 PM, 22 Feb 16 (1 year ago)
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me i just tire self i no see any problem
with the pictures ooooh....
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winace at 01:25 PM, 22 Feb 16 (1 year ago)
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They shld keep hating. We are better than them. If not for bad govt all over Africa. I doubt if they white fools will be able to compete wit us.
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diezo at 02:59 PM, 22 Feb 16 (1 year ago)
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OOOOOOOOOOOOOOK BUT NEXT TIME REMEBER SAY PERSON NO WELL ANOTHER PERSON WEY WELL COME DEY TAKE TABLET FOR PERSON WEY NO WELL NA WHO NO COME WELL يراقب الله !!!
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shaddybaby at 04:25 PM, 22 Feb 16 (1 year ago)
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That's why u keep giving ur visas to Arabs dat will soon wipe u out, u expect to see ur swine pink lips on a black woman? Mad a**holes
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Eazyatumeyi at 05:09 PM, 22 Feb 16 (1 year ago)
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Racism is so much alive.
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kison at 05:36 PM, 22 Feb 16 (1 year ago)
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NEXT TIME be careful, be very very careful,CAREFULLLLLLLLL................... ... ..
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kp45 at 07:29 PM, 22 Feb 16 (1 year ago)
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BRB
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Trueyarn at 09:03 PM, 22 Feb 16 (1 year ago)
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This is total hatred,if una like make una jump enta shalanga,blacks are blessed and their rule the world....Gbam.
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imaria at 02:41 AM, 23 Feb 16 (1 year ago)
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My dear don't mind them is jealousy
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princedafe at 01:38 PM, 24 Feb 16 (1 year ago)
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Another senseless act
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emma4love3 at 03:25 PM, 25 Mar 16 (1 year ago)
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i see oooh
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