The global hilarity of white people never ceases to amaze.
Last week a black dancer and personal trainer in London named Kelechi Okafor detailed the ridiculous manner in which she was turned away by a pole studio in Manchester when she reached out about teaching more twerk classes at their location. Between being told her dance style was “too basic” and the insulting way in which the studio owner clearly believes white girls own twerking (hence their ode to Miley Cyrus on the site), we truly don’t know what’s worse. Check out the details:
The why is because the only person whose dance style is basic is the rude woman who wrote the correspondence to Kelechi. Check out the difference between Kelechi’s moves and the dancer’s in Bodybarre’s advanced class.
Just from looking at that, I think we all can agree when Kelechi said:
Unfortunately, that’s not even where the drama ended. The next day the studio owner began sending messages to Kelechi and her colleagues, accusing her of being a bully. I.e. white tears ensued.
When Blackgirllonghair.com reached out to Kelechi about the back and forth, she said this:
The way this woman behaved when I contacted her about collaborating just goes to further prove how much the mainstream love to commodity blackness whilst simultaneously despising black people.