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Model Yaya DaCosta Calls Out Reality TV for Its Issues with Blackness

Yaya DaCosta, a former contestant of the hit show America’s Next Top Model, is calling out the modeling industry for its issues related to Blackness.

The model and actress took to Instagram over the weekend to share two videos shortly after viewers of Love & Hip Hop: Miami sent her footage from the show.

“Every once in a while (more and more often these days), we are reminded of how far we still have to go surrounding issues of tolerance and ethnic sensitivity. . Trump’s latest comments about immigrants are a fresh example of that, but it is NOTHING NEW. He’s been expressing bigotry and protecting other racists since day one. . Same hate, new day…” the star captioned an IG post . “I know that this might seem trivial next to the serious threat our country is currently facing, but people keep sending me videos of Love & HipHop Miami, saying that it reminded them of me as a young girl, learning to navigate the new phenomenon of reality TV. . Unfortunately, 14 years later, nothing has changed. . Same ignorance, new show… .”
Below is footage from Love & Hip Hop: Miami.

“Trump’s latest comments about immigrants are a fresh example of that, but it is NOTHING NEW. He’s been expressing bigotry and protecting other racists since day one,” she continued on another post and caption. “Same hate, new day…”

You can find a clip from more than a decade ago of DaCosta being told essentially the same thing on the America’s Next Top Model show.

Damn.

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