Black-ish Star Yara Shahidi Did the Grown-ish Thing When a Troll Tried to Come For Her

This teen star is clearly wise beyond her years.

Anyone familiar with the brilliant rising star Yara Shahidi knows that she is both proud of her Iranian and Black heritage and a champion of #BlackGirlMagic. So when a Twitter troll made a below-the-belt comment about her “racial ambiguity”, Yara did the Grown-ish thing by pivoting this negative moment towards the bigger issue of colorism in entertainment.

A Twitter user by the name of Chick Norris tweeted her reason for not watching the Black-ish spinoff Grown-ish, which follows Zoey (played by Yara) on her journey through college. “Ima pass on grown-ish like i passed on black-ish,” she writes. “How is it that a spinoff only occurs when the oldest daughter is racially ambiguous?”

Can you say “reaching?”

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