JLo’s latest selfie has people talking.
Jennifer Lopez is days away from showing all she’s got at the Super Bowl half time show. The “Dinero” singer is performing alongside Shakira and word on the street is that Pitbull will also be making a surprise appearance. In anticipation of the big day, the 50-year-old took to social media to share two casual glam shots of herself but has pulled in some heat since she captioned the images with #BronxGirlMagic.
The issue is stemmed from the fact that #BlackGirlMagic is a popular hashtag to show love and celebrate black beauty, power and resilience. Individuals who’ve responded not in favour of Jennifer’s hashtag are accusing her of stealing the spotlight from a community of women who already get the short end of the stick.
🤍💕✨ #BronxGirlMagic ✨💕🤍 pic.twitter.com/Ydfgk328CJ
— Jennifer Lopez (@JLo) January 30, 2020
Despite the number of reactions annoyed by Jennifer’s rendition on the hashtag, a large number of fans are calling the backlash a bit of a reach. “All these hating azz comments are wack! JLo literally made it cool to have a big butt and this is how y’all repay her? You could just be happy that she reps Bronx Girl Magic in the first place,” one user wrote. Peep the mixed reactions below and let us know what you think in the comments. Was this actually offensive in your opinion or is the internet doing too much per usual?
Black girl magic is a hashtag and movement for the empowerment of black women and girls. It is disrespectful for Jlo to replace it with Bronx bc that is not what the hashtag is for. It’s rude
— 4 STANS ARE SUPERIOR (@beyariaiko1) January 30, 2020
Bronx Girl Magic. Really @jlo? Sit down before I get @MariahCarey on that ass!
— Chun J. (@OfficialChun) January 30, 2020
Bronx Girl Magic? pic.twitter.com/9WVfzQyits
— ॐ nexy (@nexy) January 30, 2020
it’s been a movement to uplift BLACK WOMEN because society tends to degrade and disrespect us. Saying bronx girl magic is just like saying WHITE LIVES MATTER #jlo #BronxGirlMagic
— i’m here for a good time (@martinacherrel) January 30, 2020
As a black person im confused on why other black people are mad. I get it, it sounds very similar to blackgirlmagic, but the meanings of the two are different. Bronxgirlmagic is about the magic of a girl from the Bronx and blackgirlmagic is about the magic of a black woman.
— India 🥀 (@euinia) January 30, 2020
@JLo posted a pic of herself wearing a shirt that says “Bronx Girl Magic” and now people are accusing her of cultural appropriation pic.twitter.com/WOzVQx9mzZ
— Jasmin (@J_Lee423) January 30, 2020
Bronx what ? pic.twitter.com/tDYPvU7pda
— Wes Gibbins (@aquariohs) January 30, 2020