Don’t come for Aoki Lee Simmons because she will check you! After being the target of racially insensitive bullying at school, she took to Instagram to let her harassers know she doesn’t have time to deal with such people because she has more important things to do, like working towards getting into Yale and Harvard. She begins by saying, “I am so over people at my school being racist, and nobody doing anything about,” and it only escalates from there with her sharing her personal experiences with one classmate in particular.
“And this particular kid, I swear, all day long he cannot stop saying the N word. It’s like his favorite thing to say,” said the 16-year-old. “He just loves to use it and see how far he can push it. And all of his friends don’t care. They all think they’re ‘woke,’ nice, good people, but they don’t stop him.” Watch below:
As Simmons points out in the video, she can’t fight every single person who uses to N-word or a racial slur, but she’s making it a point to not allow herself to be disrespect by someone else’s choice words if she can help it. And, she’s had enough with people telling her that she’s not “black enough,” or the only African-American person “who doesn’t like being called a nigga” because let’s be real, that’s not accurate. In true cancel culture fashion, the individuals who thought they had a hold on her have been blocked.
The high school student has always been vocal on the Internet, especially when it comes to defending her family, so her imparting wisdom to those who need to know better, shouldn’t be shocking.
It’s one thing to use words to cut others down, especially if the meaning and history behind it are understood, but it’s another to make someone feel like their feelings aren’t valid. That’s manipulation and Aoki saw right through it.
This isn’t the first time the aspiring archaeologist has spoken up about her bullies. Just last year, Kimora Lee Simmons and Russell Simmons‘ youngest daughter revealed she was dealing with anxiety after receiving disrespectful comments on social media from trolls about her physical appearance, and being compared to her older sister, Ming Lee Simmons. “I used to be very picky about pictures and not really show my face and would often not post pictures of cool events or important moments because I didn’t like my smile or I was standing next to my beautiful sister. It’s easy to get insecure when your sister and mom are models,” she said.
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