Lupita was a guest at the Essence women Luncheon in Hollywood where she talked about accepting her skin complexion. In her speech, Lupita revealed how she received a mail from a fan to thank her for influencing her decision to reconsider purchasing Dencia’s skin bleaching cream, Whitenicious.
The letter by the fan read:
‘Dear Lupita, I think you’re really lucky to be this Black but yet this successful in Hollywood overnight. I was just about to buy Dencia’s Whitenicious cream to lighten my skin when you appeared on the world map and saved me.’
Lupita in kind said, “my heart bled a little when I read those words. And so I hope that my presence on your screens and in the magazines may lead you, young girl, on a similar journey. That you will feel the validation of your external beauty but also get to the deeper business of being beautiful inside. There is no shame in black beauty.”
Dencia then posted the scathing attacks via twitter. Read some of the tweets below:
“A girl write u a letter?lol thru which email when I just checked ur twitter n can’t see an email address!!lr pr tried n thanks 4 the Pub.
“& oh @Lupita_Nyongo cln’t talk abt the bleaching creams white people (Companies) make cuz the white man pays her,they own her!!”
“And oh while u claim she isn’t thinking of me, I’m on Her brain 4 her 2 mention me in a speech she shld have thanked u stupid fools”
“I don’t have a record deal or pple who pay me I pay every1 who works 4 me so I can tweet how I feel unlike most celebs n my money still here”
“What God HAS blessed !!! No MAN,Goat,pig,snake,frog,tree,horse CAN CURSE..All the Lupita’s in My Life FACE YOUR WORK…”
I have lost all hope in humankind…what the heck?