Culture May 08, 2018 at 01:08 pm

Why would this white woman assume Kenyan children have never seen beards and tattoos before?

Bridget Boakye | Contributor

Bridget Boakye May 08, 2018 at 01:08 pm

May 08, 2018 at 01:08 pm | Culture

When a young woman, Aisling Fulham, shared a tweet about her cousin’s trip to Africa, she might not have known that she would unleash the fury of Kenyans on Twitter.

But that’s precisely what happened when she wrote that Kenyan kids had never seen tattoos and beards because they touched those of her cousin.

Fulham has since deleted her account. But Kenyans have apparently tracked her down to let her have a piece of their mind.

With the advent of social media, it is clear that Africans will not tolerate any patronizing ideas and statements of their people and country wherever they see them.

Kenyans have many notable public figures who have tattoos. Popular Kenyan rapper and music producer, Prezzo, often sports his tattoo sleeves.

Many Kenyan men have also been long admired for their beards, most notably in articles such as These Kenyan Bearded Guys Will Put Your MCM To Shame!, on which Kenyan politician H.E Hassan Joho appears.

Recently, Nigerians fired back at African Americans who wrote insensitive comments about Nigeria, when U.S. rapper, J. Cole visited. It is clear that this may not be the last of it.


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