Charlamagne is still reeling from the backlash he endured after his interview with Love & Hip Hop: Miami’s underdog Amara La Negra. The Afro-Latina joined The Breakfast Club morning show to discuss colorism in the Latin community. Instead of “seeking understanding”, Charlamagne made offensive remarks, questioning if the struggles of Afro-Latinos was all in Amara’s head and said if Cardi B, an Afro-Latina, can be successful, so can Amara.
Watch the clips below:
Charlamagne’s Instagram was lit with comments bashing the radio DJ for his ignorant comments about racism and colorism within the Latin community. Among those in his comments was Afro-Latino actor Laz Alonso, who said questioning how Cardi B made it if there’s colorism against Afro-Latinos is like questioning how there’s racism in America if Barack Obama became President:
Had a great conversation with @cthagod about the effects of colonialism in Latin America and how it still creates tremendous racism and colorism in the images we see in latin entertainment. It was not a debate, it was a meeting of the minds as he truly wanted to gain a deeper understanding as to how deep the issue exists in the latin community both here in the U.S. and abroad. It was a great convo that will continue and I appreciate him for not being defensive from my comments earlier today, instead he displayed empathy and a willingness to learn. If u watch the entire interview u’ll see he admitted he had more to learn on the subject and was asking to learn. Mad respect to the brotha! As we deal with the lack of understanding about #afrolatinos or #blacklatins we should not forget the latin tv networks, films, awards shows and latin media that perpetuate this systemic ignorance and act as if darker skinned or latino’s of African descent don’t exist. Cuz let’s keep it 100, it took an American show #lhhmiami , to bring the issue to light, latin tv (as of now) looks the other way. Shoutout to @amaralanegraaln for representing! @breakfastclubam @loveandhiphop_miami ✊🏾💯
Cardi B’s sister Hennessey Carolina also joined in the conversation after Charlamagne questioned the validity of Amara’s complaints, pointing to the success of Afro-Latina Cardi B as an example.
Swipe image to read comments:
Many aren’t happy with how #Charlemagnethagod especially handled the entire #Amaralanegra interview yesterday morning on #thebreakfastclub, see previous post. Many sounded off in his comments, said he deserve donkey of the day & dragged Envy into it though he tried to be respectful to Amara. People upset with the way they treated Amara & also bringing others into it, such as actor #LazAlonso @lazofficial who is Afro-Latin too is also taking up for the Afro-Latin community, #Hennessycarolina reaction to the interview Breakfast Club did bringing up Cardi & part where she made an expression when asked about her sister Cardi & Hennessey said she likes Amara too. Amara said she adores them so it’s all love since they understand they been fighting the same fight. Amara saying colorism exists in Latin market. Full interview in bio. Thoughts?
The Breakfast Club hosts response to the backlash since the interview:
Watch the full interview below: