Kayla Braxton recently had enough with comments about her. She is biracial and very proud of that fact. She sees the comments that people drop on her status updates and she had to call out those who mock the fact that she mentions her biracial background.
Braxton made it clear that not all comments are negative. Some people are biracial or are becoming biracial parents. Others seem to be joining the conversation just to troll her, and that is not okay. She addressed those people and said that they need to keep those comments to themselves.
I often get tagged in tweets making fun of or mocking the fact that I at times mention my biracial background. I also see your comments about others who are also biracial or becoming biracial parents. If you did not grow up as a biracial person or as a biracial parent, keep your comments to yourself. You have no idea what it’s like and if we want to talk about it or bring awareness to it, it’s not your right to mock it. I, like many others, spent years being bullied and feeling like I didn’t belong. Especially being raised in the south, it was difficult being accepted by either “side.” Some parents of the white boys I liked made threats to me if they ever brought me home. One boy in particular had his parents tell him that he would have a noose hanging from their “family tree” if he dared to bring me home. I got called a “mutt,” a “mixed breed.” The black kids would also make fun of me for not being “black enough” or not having black hair or being too light skinned.
I spent so many afternoons after school crying… hating myself. Asking why I was so different to the point where no one wanted to be my friend.
I know this is the same story shared by biracial children everywhere.
So again, for those of you who continue to mock those of us who at times like to mention our biracial backgrounds, or bring light to it now that we have accepted it and developed pride for it …
This is not the first time that Kayla Braxton has needed to address fans for coming at her. She also came out as bisexual a couple of months ago and that received a slew of reactions from every side of the issue. She also shut down her Twitter for a bit following that revelation. Fans are always going to be difficult to please, but some of them make their opinions known more than others.
Braxton has been through enough experiences in her life regarding her biracial background that she doesn’t want to continue this trend. Hopefully, those fans will get the message.
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