Gabrielle Union Says She Had To Talk To Her Boys About Light Skin Women And Dark Skinned Women After She Noticed Their Instagram..

Gabrielle Union believes the battle against colorism starts at home.

While at Essence Fest last weekend, Gabrielle spoke to Refinery 29 and shared a story about how she had to have a real conversation with her three boys (stepsons Zaire and Zion, and husband Dwyane Wade’s nephew, Dahveon, who lives with them) after she noticed they only responded to light-skinned girls on social media.

In a recent conversation with them, she asked the teens about the hottest girls at their high school, and requested to see their Instagram pages. “Literally, probably about 10 girls I looked at had the same light skin, curly hair, tiny waist, butt, boobs — it was the same girl over and over again,” she says. “So I asked them to show me the most beautiful chocolate sister they’ve seen. They say there are none. I was like, ‘Why do they get exed out so fast? What is happening in your brain that is causing you to look at these women through a prism that is distorting their actual selves?’”

To prove a point, Union showed them Ryan Destiny‘s Instagram. “They’re like, ‘Oh, she bad!’ But do you know how many Ryan Destinies there are? I pull up every Black model, women from all over the world, and they’re beautiful. But they don’t see the beauty unless it comes from an actress or a supermodel or a video vixen. They have to have somebody else tell them that a chocolate woman is attractive for them to believe it.”

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