“Was Jackie Aina the bully?”| Nigerians weigh in on the Jennifer Lopez hair controversy

People everywhere know Jackie Aina, not only as a makeup YouTuber but also as an activist for black people and specifically for black women. However, Nigerians on Twittersphere are talking about her for none of these feats; in fact, some people are accusing her of being a bully. 

A selfie post on Twitter by veteran American singer Jeniffer Lopez also known as J.Lo, where she shows off her new look and “baby hairs” hairstyle, spurred on the sporadic turn of events. Jackie Aina, at first, responded in the comments with a meme that said: “She was so embarrassed.” She then went on to quote the image with a photoshopped picture of J.Lo in which the singer had a curtain for hair. She also tagged her sister below as the creator of the “artwork.”

 

 

Some Twitter users, specifically Black Americans, filed under her tweet to laugh at the joke; chiding in that they found her antics extremely hilarious. Some others also pointed out that there were also discrepancies in J.Lo’s picture, highlighting that in the original image, her earring looked photoshopped as well.

A lot of Nigerians were however of a sturdily different opinion, stating that Jackie Aina had bullied J.Lo unprovoked. Some stated that she was picking on J.Lo for doing baby hairs, a style where your front hair strands are gelled to the forehead, espousing that it was not exclusive to only black women.

For a segment of users, it was hypocritical of Jackie, since she’s always pointing out colourism and advocating for mental health, yet here she was harassing someone. They opined that it supposedly goes against everything she’s preached on.

 

Others also asserted that Nigerians stay out of the conversation, declaring that J.Lo and the African American community have a long-strained history, where Jlo is known to “steal” from black women. 

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