Amber Rose Vs. Kim K Vs. Beyoncé
Amber Rose. Kim Kardashian. Beyoncé.
Three women. Three different walks of life. Three different types of sexy. Yet, two of them are constantly dragged through the media for flaunting their womanly curves and inches of womanhood, while the other is pegged as confident, strong, feminist.
One of these ladies is a former stripper who strutted the Hollywood scene as the girlfriend of Kanye West. Another was once besties with Paris Hilton, but became infamous when her sex tape with Ray J surfaced on the Internet. She’s now married to Kanye. And the latter of the three is a $450 million entertainer and businesswoman who embraces her sexuality on stage and in photo shoots.
What’s interesting is the comparison. During an interview with The Daily Beast, Amber aka “Muva” discussed the double standards of the female body and how one chooses to embrace sexuality.
“They come at me and Kim so hard because I was a stripper and she had a sex tape. So if we could sing, it would be OK if we were on stage half-naked. We all love Beyoncé, but she’s on stage half-naked and twerking all the time, yet people say, ‘Oh, she has talent so she’s able to do that.'”
Point taken. However, criticism does not take sides. There are people who turn their nose up at Bey for being overtly sexual—even tossing in the notion that Jay-Z “pimps” his wife.
If you’re a public figure, extreme scrutiny unfortunately comes with the territory. Just as Amber and Kim have had smack talked about them in reference to their image, there’s just as many if not more who praise and idolize them. The same for Beyoncé.
You know your circumstance and why you made certain choices, and it isn’t society’s business unless you choose to make it so.
Rose also shared her thoughts on the difference in treatment between men and women.
“No one says ‘former stripper’ about Channing Tatum or ‘former McDonald’s worker’ about Brad Pitt. I see these stories that keep referring to me as a ‘former stripper.'”
Where else have you worked, Amber? Who were you before the public knew your face, name and prior to the business deals?
Yes, you were a stripper. You had your reasons. Own it and keep doing you.
Double standards will not fade. And folks will not stop loving, criticizing or hating whomever they choose. Is it fair? Nope. But, it’s the world we live in.