Round of Applause: Tiffany Pollard Checks Laura Govan About Colorism

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Photo Credit: Instagram

By: Amanda Anderson-Niles

Recently a video of Tiffany “New York” Pollard going off on Laura Govan at the reunion for season one of “The Next 15” went viral, and in the video she was calling Laura out for making a very colorist joke.

Laura recently told Jennifer Williams in front of the cameras that she wishes more light-skinned people were added to the cast.

While she claims it was just a joke, many have taken to social media to drag her about it because the joke reeks of colorism.

Tiffany got Laura together at the reunion though.

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  1. It’s weird to see New York educating someone on colorism. She has a lot more sense than Laura Govan that’s for sure but I was just shocked to hear this come from her. I think I’m starting to like her.

    1. She may be a ratchet drama queen we love watching on reality shows, but she’s still a black woman of darker skin so I’m sure that comment from Laura made her feel some kind of way.

      1. Laura thinks she is better than a brown skinned and dark skinned women. We must think we still have slave names, living in plantation country and race still exist.

    2. I think about this whole thing about light skinned vs. dark skinned it is so stupid. The white people are divided us up so we can hate each other. We have different types of skinned tones and that make us beautiful and unique.

  2. When did Laura become black? She’s always referred to herself as mixed. How convenient for her to become black after she got dragged up and down social media for that ignorant “joke.”

    1. Exactly. So now she’s black. But before she was mixed and she said all the black girls were jealous of her for being mixed. She’s such a loser.

  3. Well said. I can’t stand colorists in the black community. We have enough problems as it is to still be stuck on the dark skinned and light skinned crap. We really need to stop being so insensitive to our darker skinned sisters. The Nina Simone/Zoe Saldana thing showed me there are still many of us who don’t care about dark skinned people and their struggles.

  4. Eh, this is typical for Laura. I’m not sure why she’s trying to pretend she was just joking. The good thing is Tiffany saw right through her and called her out properly.

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