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Tory Lanez Stops Director From Swapping Out A Dark Skinned Woman During His Video Shoot

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Tory Lanez Stops Director From Swapping Out A Dark Skinned Woman During His Video Shoot

Tory Lanez Stops Director From Swapping Out A Dark Skinned Woman During His Video Shoot

On Sunday morning, Tory Lanez took to Instagram to share something that has been rubbing him the wrong way: colorism is the entertainment industry. The singer posted a clip which shows his video director trying to swap out a dark skin woman on his set for another woman with a lighter skin complexion.

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In the clip you can see the cameras rolling as Tory raps alongside a black woman. The clip then jumps to a scene where the video model in the yellow is exiting the set and being replaced by another woman. Tory respectfully halts production to bring back the woman he originally started shooting with.

He further explained what went down in his caption while shedding light on the big issue. Tory said,

“This is an On -Going problem in our community of entertainment that needs to stop . As a black man, Sometimes I’m going to joke about the black community just like we all do . BUT WHAT IM NOT GOING TO DO IS ALLOW ANY OF THESE DIRECTORS TO DE-VALUE OUR BLACK WOMEN … countless times I’ve seen directors swap out our women of color for women of lighter complexion, or women with straighter hair ETC . … IT IS OUR RESPONSIBILITY AS ARTIST TO STAND UP AND NOT LET THIS HAPPEN .. it’s BEEN time to embrace our woman of color #BlackIsBeautiful”

Many people on social media took to his comment section to commend him on the move. One person wrote, “Did you see the face after you brought her back? The level of empowerment that she felt? Salute sir!

Another added, this is so commendable, use your power to make a change, salute!

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