Tyra Banks is the currently the highest-trending topic on Twitter.
Find out why below…
I remember watching this as a young woman & I felt extremely discouraged to be on TV bc of this scene. I was disappointed in Tyra then… She ended up pressuring this girl to get dental surgery to be “marketable.” Also my gap & TV contract say HI! https://t.co/FYfvETcpkP
— Nina Parker (@MzGossipGirl) May 5, 2020
When the supermodel launched her hit show ‘America’s Next Top Model’ in the May of 2003 the lion’s share of its audience were teenagers.
Today, that audience is revisiting the show with adult eyes and condemning the series for its supposed exploitation of aspiring models….shortly after the model Slick Woods stunned Banks fans by sharing this message….
Unfortunately for Tyra, this remark encouraged a number of people to revisit the show and relive what some are calling “some of the worst moments in the history of television.”
Growing up is realising that Tyra Banks was the villain and not Naomi
— ella (@EllaDecember) May 5, 2020
Aibo Tyra really made a contestant pose in a grave a DAY after she found out her best friend died??? pic.twitter.com/ZcNzmkJeZM
— Heisenberg (@sikunikudumo_x) May 5, 2020
ANTM/Tyra Banks’ commentary aged badly & that’s the honest truth. We were kids when we were watching this so we weren’t aware of what was being framed to us. Watching those clips now…. she definitely violated and she did it a lot.
— 𝕮𝖔𝖚𝖗𝖙 𝕶𝖎𝖒 💥 (@TheCourtKim) May 5, 2020
I mean we always knew Tyra Banks was a little ditzy. I had no idea she was telling black girls they'd never make it with gapped teeth but then having a dentist file down a white girl's teeth to make her gap more prominent bc it was the "look". This muthafucka was diabolical 😭 https://t.co/YbkeYdgUC1
— Aye throw that Boyz II Men on (@DragonflyJonez) May 5, 2020
All the black models love Naomi and she helps the younger ones out. Adut Akech calls her mama. Then there’s Tyra.. the evil she’s done is enough
— F (@ohfads) May 5, 2020
I mean, if we're going to crucify Tyra for all the manically fucked up shit she has done to girls on America's Next Top Model, this one moment with Yaya takes the cake. She is pressed when a black girl is more intelligent than her.https://t.co/j9MY7UqGN9
— Jennifer Brigitte (@HBICmaverick) May 5, 2020
tyra n them’s methods were success by any means w/ heavy emphasis on assimilation=success. it was wrong then as it is now,but her goal was to make “top models” she prolly projected much of her trauma from the industry onto the competition.there is nothing revolutionary abt it.
— (🌻) (@finessegoddess_) May 5, 2020
Just imagine how many little girls were left with a negative perception of the modeling industry because of Tyra Banks and ANTM
— divine (@devilxlovers) May 5, 2020
Tyra has always given anti black to me. Look at her wigs now!! She’s not surrounded by blackness and it shows lmfao.
— IM GOING FOUR! (@niathemilf) May 5, 2020
These "cut throat" standards you speak of are primarily in favor of Eurocentric features. Tyra had a platform, and the power to attempt to shift some of these anti black biases but all she did every time was perpetuate them.
— Dr. Agon Fly (@AcesOnSpades) May 5, 2020
When people want to understand how millennials grew up with normalizing colorism and anti-Blackness towards Black women in pop culture: ANTM episodes like this from Tyra Banks played a role. pic.twitter.com/D5Q4UzXBHq
— Ernest Owens (@MrErnestOwens) May 5, 2020
There’s also that time on Cycle 1, when Tyra Banks confronted Robbynne for feeling comfortable enough to flash Jay, but not feeling comfortable enough to pose nude in a photo shoot. She then eliminated her. Watch at 4:50.https://t.co/6zxmkKGve0
— Jazmanian Devil (@Jaz_manianDevil) May 5, 2020
— drblueivysaidstayyoassinthehouse (@_breye) May 5, 2020