Amber Rose Explains How Kanye West And Wiz Khalifa Inspired Her To Start SlutWalk
"All I did was ever love him."
Amber Rose is fighting hard against slut-shaming. Following the success of last year's SlutWalk event, the second Amber Rose SlutWalk will be held in L.A. on October 1st. In honor of the event, Amber Rose hosted a very special episode of her talk show on Monday night, dedicated to the topic of shaming women.
In a throwback clip included in the episode, Amber tearfully shares her story of how her very public breakups - and the way she was painted by not only her exes, but mainstream media - inspired her to fight slut-shaming on a larger scale by creating the annual Amber Rose SlutWalk event.
We all remember Kanye's disgusting "30 showers" remark and the variety of ways he attempted to trash Amber at every opportunity after their breakup; Amber had to deal with much of the same public scrutiny following her split from ex-husband Wiz Khalifa when he trashed her in songs and the media followed suit.
"[Wiz] came out with that song and that really hurt me because all I did was ever love him," Amber said on stage last year. "I just loved him so much and gave him a beautiful son and to be told that I was nothing but a stripper, it hurt."
During the episode, Amber also went hard against those who shame women for every reason under the sun.
"Women get bullied constantly for things that we didn't do, or things that we did do, things that we were very comfortable doing," she said during the show. "Shaming is out of control, from slut-shaming to body-shaming to victim-blaming. I get ridiculed constantly. I get harassed so much in the club it doesn't matter what I have on..they'll kind of like go underneath and like grab my ass, girls and guys. You know, it doesn't matter what we have on, it's not an invitation to touch us unless we say 'Hey, come and touch us.'"
Preach it, Muva. The double standards women have to contend with are ridiculous, and I'm glad someone with a platform like her is using it to bring these issues to light.
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