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Vine Star and Comic Simone Shepherd Speaks Out About Her Decision to Get a Nose Job

Avatar • Aug 18, 2016

If you’ve been anywhere near the popular social media platform Vine, you’ll recognize the name Simone Shepherd. Shepherd is one out of two black women on the platform to amass over 3.1 million followers.
With that popularity comes scrutiny of appearance. Like many celebrities, Shepherd opted to undergo cosmetic surgery and reconstruct her nose. While rhinoplasty is common in Western culture, within the Black American community, it’s often seen as a way of cultural erasure and some of Shepherd’s fans felt it was their duty to let her know under several new posts on her Instagram account:
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Shepherd initially responded under one Instagram photo:
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Later, she took to her Facebook page with a more in depth reflection on her choice to alter her appearance and why it does not challenge her innate blackness.
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MyFluffyPuffs
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If she’s fine with it then hey, I didn’t pay for it. Personally I’m not changing my looks for anyone, accept me the way I am or leave me alone.

theresa.
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theresa.

She looks unrecognizable! But then again, that last picture looks like she might have used the Snapchat filter that slims your nose, so maybe it’s not that slim in real life.

Justice S
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Justice S

If you really loved you inside and out you wouldn’t have had the surgery.

Londa
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Londa

I loved her original look but if she’s happy that’s all that matters

Guest
Guest
Guest

I like her old look more. But if she’s happy, then I’m happy for her.

heavenleiblu
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heavenleiblu

in tacked”? Ok girl. If she’s happy with it, ok.

Ivie9ja
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Ivie9ja

Honestly Ive considered certain procedures but more along the lines of body shaping procedures, so I can not judge but in all honesty she was prettier before the nose job. Its not as aesthetically pleasing as her original nose. It simply succeed in making her look a bit ethnically ambiguous maybe thats what she was going for. But from experience what really matters is how u feel you look. Others opinions are really irrelevant in this situation, unless thier opinions were sought for.

bumper UK
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bumper UK

I think she looked prettier before the nose job with her beautiful black features. However, it’s her nose to do with as she chooses.

Peju Ayemojuba
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Peju Ayemojuba

Tbh, I think I would have respected her more if she just stated the truth. That she has insecurities about her appearance & by living in a society + mass media that uplifts white beauty/ Eurocentric features helps to push these insecurities further which made her feel she needed to do procedures rather than claiming she’s a ‘strong’ black woman & that she loves herself inside, has a heart of a ‘King’ etc. That would have made it more genuine. But other than that, its no ones business & her role is to vlog not to be a model to… Read more »

Chris Jone
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Chris Jone

never even heard of this person and she appears to look rather nondescript moving on.

Whit
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Whit

Well looks like she tried to narrow out her nose, which is the saddest part of the nose job. As long as it’s on that black woman it’ll still be a black nose, I just hope she realizes it. Still pretty though but not better.

Grammar
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Grammar

It’s “intact”, not “in tacked”.

Carolina Sander
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Carolina Sander

I don’t know how far can we have that change in looks and not being criticized and noticed out loud. Well, all I can say is just keep doing good, it will outsmart everything. Please let me share this new fake sonogram design from fakeababy. This is such a very funny stuff and it is best for gags as well.

Kegz
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It’s so hypocritical when people say I love myself, inside and out then they get surgery SMH. I would own up to it, I myself have insecurities and told people if I have money I would change .… (such and such), Just be genuine and ppl will sympathize. A side not i’ve never heard of her before, I can’t keep up with all these social media stars these days LOL

TWA4now
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TWA4now

It’s her choice. She has to be happy with what she looks at daily. #selflove

kia
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kia

you can’t get a nose job and say you love yourself in the next breath. it’s a direct contradiction.

peaches
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peaches

Sigh. Ok sis i guess.. but people that love themselves down or whatever you said dont go out and get nose AND boob jobs.. especially when they were perfectly fine… and already attractive.
But oh welp.

Cary
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Cary

You can “love” yourself and not “like” every characteristic about yourself, so let’s not say she doesn’t love herself, but that she simply wanted to change what she did not like. You can love something and dislike a feature; I love my house and dislike the carpet, which is fair. So the appropriate question to ask is why she doesn’t like her nose? Let’s ask and not assume. There are some people who disliked certain characteristics about themselves since they were children and some whom were bullied for the way they look, which is why we can’t assume anything; you… Read more »

Anaecherie
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Anaecherie

She’s entitled to do what she wants…Let her do her. She even has time to be explaining herself…I appreciate her transparency.

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