Amber Rose and Blac Chyna showed up to the MTV Video Music Awards donning a catsuit and gown covered in insults like “gold digger”, “stripper”, “slut” and “hoe”. Rose uploaded a photo of herself to Instagram with the caption:
When u wearing ur Instagram comments ? Fall the fuck back haters ?#VMAs
The pieces were created in support of Amber’s upcoming Slut Walk which is slated to take place in Los Angeles this October. According to Rose, the Slut Walk is part of the movement against sexual injustice, victim blaming, derogatory labeling and gender inequality.
When interviewed by Kelly Osbourne on the red carpet Rose remarked:
“They call us sluts and whores all the time, so we just embrace it.”
Blac Chyna also chimed in:
“We’re painting a picture of what everybody already says about us.”
Then came the follow up twerk video:
Although, not uncommon for Amber and Blac to upload a twerking video every now and again, this one seemed to really get folks riled up.
So Blacc Chyna & Amber Rose post a video twerking to ‘Freak Hoe’ in the back of an Uber but want to be respected as women/mothers.. #ohok
— camaveli 🇵🇹 (@CamrinW) August 31, 2015
Now Blacc Chyna and Amber Rose wore those outfits for a statement but then post a video of them twerking in the uber 😑 the irony
— ♌️ (@smiileyyy___) August 31, 2015
Amber Rose and Black Chyna are really leaving a bad taste in my mouth. How are you advocating for rape while twerking ? Literally smfh
— Shydia Mungin (@YouFeelinSHY) August 31, 2015
Every dude that dropped Amber is happy now. Kanye is happy, Wiz is happy, James Harden is happy and she twerking in a uber at the VMAs
— The Quintessential Stud Muffin (@DeionGottaSTFU) August 31, 2015
How Amber Rose a feminist but she twerking to songs with lyrics that demean women, dumbass
— Unc. (@WayneL_Jr) August 31, 2015
Amber later issued the following response on her Instagram:
OMG @blacchyna and I are the biggest Hoes in the World because we Dance, Love, enjoy ourselves and have fun all While our sons are warm and tucked into their beds ? Ppl wanna call us hoes cuz of that??? Then #HoesbeWinning #EatA?#AmberRoseSlutWalkLA
While Amber Rose and Blac Chyna aren’t necessarily reciting Bell Hooks or Simone de Beauvoir while twerking, does that mean the statement they’re trying to make is invalid?
Both women have been publicly shamed by high-profile black men (Rose’s exes are Kanye West and Wiz Khalifa, Blac Chyna’s ex is rapper Tyga), and have born the brunt of disgust from men and women alike. Calling them ‘hoes’ and ‘sluts’ is almost ritual on social media. Kanye West stated in an interview that he had to take “30 showers” after dating Rose. It seems they are letting the world know that it hasn’t broken them or prompted them to change their approach to life (which involves lots of twerking and lots of ‘thirst trap’ Instagram pics). It’s also worth noting that they are trying to build their notoriety into a brand (sound familiar…), with Amber making forays into acting and recently launching an eyewear collection, and Blac Chyna owning Lashed Bar and recently launching a line of liquid lipsticks.
These women clearly see their sex appeal as an asset and won’t be shamed out of flaunting it, no matter how many times they are insulted or called bad mothers.
What are your thoughts on Amber Rose’s an Blac Chyna’s statement?