(Warning: Video may be NSFW)

Indie pop band Chester French is causing quite a stir with their latest video “Black Girls.” The song—an apparent ode to black women—seems just “different” and “edgy” enough to create a buzz, because, you know, white men openly expressing their desire for black women is sooo revolutionary.

While I’m sure many will appreciate Chester French’s shout out to the sistas, I’m inclined to agree with the homie Jamilah Lemieux when she describes the song, and it’s hyper-sexualized video, as “creepy.”

The video for “Black Girls” is just what many man crave: some good ol’ fashioned girl-on-girl action, which casts the white woman in the place of Chester French (who are absent from the video) and reduces the black woman to basically a sex toy.

Instead of Chester French appearing in the video along side a bevy of beautiful black women and singing their praises, they leave the adulation up to a (very pale) white woman who seems to want nothing more from the strikingly gorgeous black woman than a good lay.

Revolutionary? Methinks not.

This video made me think of the article I wrote last week about whether or not black women are seen as beautiful and not just sexy. Too often we are depicted as asexual caregivers or insatiable, vampy Jezebels looking for Mr. Right Now, but rarely are black women seen as the All-American girl next door.

Unfortunately, Chester French’s “Black Girls” does little in the way of showing appreciate for black women, but instead furthers the “black women are sexpots” meme that keeps us stuck in a box.

What do you think of Chester French’s ‘Black Girls’? 

  • Ms. Information

    So you use a black girl that looks like a man? I’ll pass.

  • Tonton Michel

    Wondering when this would get around to this site. If you are making a song about skin color it is a fetish especially with a video like this.

  • omfg

    i’m not all that bothered.

    he likes black girls and he put a dark black woman with short natural hair in his video.

    can’t say that about a lot of black men who do music videos.

    and to be honest, it’s pretty “revolutionary” for anyone, ANYONE, to express their affection for black women.

    please, with all the stuff that’s posted to this website: black women are sexy, but are we beautiful? and, ‘does cursing make black women look bad?’ and random black actor/comedian/rapper says we ain’t ish and dark black woman trying to maintain self-esteem in a community that treats her like crap….blah blah blah…

    um yeah, hardly anyone is standing up nowadays and saying out loud that they like black women.

  • omfg

    the black woman looks like a man?

    smfh.

  • Toppin (Formerly Known As Just Sayin’)

    I like it!

  • http://www.chicnoirhouse.blogspot.com Chic Noir

    SMH

    So some people have issues with blk women with short hair huh???
    Just thinking about how I got draged thru the mud about liking the thin body type.

    May I ask what is so bad about a blk women having short hair if she works it while being elegant and chic.

    Ajack Deng, Tomeko Fraiser,Nana Keita, Ataui “sunlight” Deng, Henrieth”blk beauty” Paul all have short hair and rock it.

    I haven’t watched the complete video but from what I saw, the lighting for the blk model was bad.

  • omfg

    i once had a white male colleague i used to get into enlightening discussions with. sometimes, they were totally inappropriate. lol, but truthful.

    i once remarked that i thought it was weird how people fell all over themselves over angelina jolie’s lips. i once heard someone call them labial pads. i told him that lips like that are a dime a dozen among black girls but nobody ever compliments us.

    what he said to me was something i never thought about. he turned to me and said,

    ‘if a white man gave that kind of attention to black women, it would be perceived as a fetish type of thing…’ and so white men rarely give it…

    sometimes i wonder if black women are hyper sensitive about white men’s affections. i mean, black men have portrayed black women in far worse ways than this…

    the only issue in the video for me is that HE is not in the video kissing the woman. but lyrically, he is clearly saying he not only prefers black women for sex, but for relationships.

  • http://www.chicnoirhouse.blogspot.com Chic Noir

    Yeah, there have been times when I’ve had to back away from this website because I felt like it was potentially too harmful. Honestly I don’t have all of these negative interactions about my blackness on a daily, weekly or even monthly bases.

    It’s pretty apparent that blk men or any race of men like blk women when you have men and little boys stop you in the street and tell you respectfully that you’re pretty or when to walk past and have men breaking their necks to take a look at you.

    For the love of Christ, I’m pretty but there are certainly better looking Blk women who pass me by so it’s not like I’m an anomaly.

    Can other blk women who have good experiences as blk women chime in here please???

  • http://www.chicnoirhouse.blogspot.com Chic Noir

    sometimes i wonder if black women are hyper sensitive about white men’s affections

    some of us do and it’s so sad. Men are men and when they find a woman attractive, something inside of them clicks.

  • Ms. Information

    @ omfg..you don’t think so? Maybe just hyper masculine? Never mind..

  • Guest

    Yes, obviously people are going to have every living thing under the sun to say about this song/video, but dang, as one commenter said on another site, “Honestly, what I’m focused on is the appreciation of Black women in a song. That is always welcomed in MY life. How often does that shit happen? Seriously. Lets think about it.

    If nothing else, I appreciate the effort and shoutout.”

    Now, I am not the kind of woman who needs to be validated, but I’m so not gonna lie, I kinda did a “yay, one for the team,” jig. Sorry I’m not sorry.

  • Ms. Information

    This is true..

  • Ms. Information

    No, Chic Noir, it’s not about her hair length at all…that isn’t what I am talking about….and the women you named look like women.short hair and all..they just happen to have chosen a model with hyper masculine features who is tounging down a white girl….the image once again has the white girl as the beauty while the black woman looks like the man she is desiring…

  • Anon

    @Chic
    I’m with you. I’ve been posting lately, but I’m considering leaving this site. The “WOE IS ME” mess is too much, and I’m frankly tired of hearing about the personal issues of all of the writers of this site. Wise words is a nice feature, but the rest of the articles seem to have a negative or depressive tone to them.

  • QueenofNew

    Black Girl by Lenny Kravitz is way better than this.

  • omfg

    @ ms information…

    well, that white man more than likely approved that black woman in the video as the person he wanted to represent as the woman HE likes.

    so, you’re disappointed that she doesn’t embody YOUR ideal. but, the white guy doesn’t seem to have a problem embracing, and promoting, that woman as a feminine ideal that is to be desired and coveted by not only a white man, but by a blond-haired white woman.

    go figure.

  • omfg

    except lenny kravitz wouldn’t be caught dead with a black woman on is arm. and she certainly wouldn’t look like the one in the video.

    go figure.

  • entro

    @chic considering the white mans rape of black women don’t you think its warranted. Because of that history I cant even look at a white man and feel any sort of attraction

  • CulturallyAware

    Co Sign 100%— The general tone on this site smells of ‘oppresiveness’ and I back away sometimes, but come back once in a while because of ‘false hope’ to see some better topics. Imagine if every young black women really started to absorb the negativity that this site can exude from time to time?!! All black people do not experience overtly harsh moments from men, society just because of the color of our skin, kink in the hair etc. Although most of us are aware that this a huge possibility, to not view the world from that perspective is easier and less taxing on the mind! It actually frees up space to focus on the blessing of life and the opportunities that it provides.

  • binks

    the song is catchy because it is stuck in my head now but the video on the other hand doesn’t make any sense

  • Ms. Information

    @ omfg..not disappointed really…I just know that Black beauty comes in many different forms that’s all….it may be his ideal, but it is a played out stereotype that Black women are masculine and “strong” in features and attitude…I guess I am sensitive to this as I had a white colleague tell me as much…

  • lady t

    I like it………

  • http://elegantblackwoman.blogspot.com Elegance

    I do love the song! I like the background music, pretty edgy to me but not to those indie snobby types. It doesn’t sound that “pop” to me but pop is my favorite music so I wouldn’t mind anyway. I didn’t even know there were other songs about liking Black women but now people are saying Lenny Kravitz and The Black Crowes had songs…were they popular because I have never heard them?

    I’m going to have to say I agree with the poster above who said the woman looked masculine. She doesn’t just have short hair, she actually has a man’s haircut with shaved sides and a shaved in part! When is the last time you saw a woman with that besides Grace Jones? Even when Solange cut her hair with a part it didn’t look like a man’s cut. Plus…this is really picky, but usually in music videos the models look perfect but the Black model had a lot of bumps on her skin. I guess it could be the lighting too and they should have done a better job lighting it to hide the bumps. Someone like Tomiko Fraser would have been great if she would do that sort of thing.

    I don’t like the video and would have preferred it if there was a guy instead of the blonde woman. It was really too graphic.

    I appreciate any song, show, or movie that shows Black women as being desirable. In my experience living in Toronto I get approached by Black, White, Indian, Middle Eastern, and even some East Asian men. It really depends where you live. In Canada Black people marry interracially at really high rates. Most of us are from the Caribbean or Africa though.

  • Sankofa

    You sound almost afraid to like it. lol. I think it was ok. The girl in the video was pretty as well.

  • That’s That

    +1

    @ Chic Noir, Yes girl, I have most definitely been wondering if it was just me, especially being a dark brown sister. I just cannot relate to all of this depressed, “my blackness is ruining my life” type attitudes. Just like you, I would swear that I was the only beautiful black woman who existed the way guys break their necks, considering all of the drop dead gorgeous black woman I see on a day to day basis, .

    Either way I would just like to see more balanced content in the articles this website post on a daily basis because, despite popular belief, their are plenty of strong, confident beautiful black women in this world who live their lives not concerned with what black, brown, yellow, red, green orange men think of her as long as she loves herself from within and knows she is the ish.

  • Londoner

    Thank you Chic Noir – you’ve encapsulated my feelings entirely…

  • Pseudonym

    I think I get it in that he posted two women as a juxtaposition of what he is expected to want and “has a thing for.” and of course the gratuitous girl-on-girl action is always a winner. and the hairstyles were definitely intentional, but I don’t think as a diss to the black women- they’re playing around with race, gender, sexual taboos (the “going down” scene- how often do you see that in a hipster music video).

    Is the feeling mutual? Depends on the black girl. We’re not all attracted to the same black guy so can’t expect we’ll all have the same for a single white guy (who doesn’t even appear in the video so that we can size him up).

  • LemonNLime

    @Chic and @omfg – I agree with you both. Often times this site can be, well, negative, depressing, and overly serious. Just check out the “debate” on the feminism article. I really don’t experience many negative interactions regarding my race, sure ever once and a while but not as constant as many others seem to experience. I get more compliments and praise for the way I look versus anything else. And personally, I love GOOD songs that are positive and about black women, no matter what color the artist is. I like the beat and the sound…reminds me of someone maybe The Strokes? For sure one of those other “The” bands I can’t remember.

  • I got sense!

    Loved it!

    The black girl doesn’t look like a man to me. Men who are non-black can and do love black women w/o it being a fetish just as black women can and do love non-black men w/o it being a fetish.

    I think far too many black people are sensitive to everything and dissect things too much. I would understand if this deep analysis was of things that are higher up on the priorities list and was accompanied by actions but the majority of the black communities wailing is pointless and dilutes the power of a legitimate complaint.

  • LemonNLime

    @entro – I have never been raped by a white man. Personally, I am not going to us past history as an excuse not date or fall for someone. There are PLENTY of black men that have raped black women throughout history and continue to do so as a weapon of submission and war. Does that mean you date black men either? I’m not trying to be confrontational, I just think it is ridiculous to hold an entire group guilty FOREVER for the sins of their forefathers.

  • Dreaming

    Yes, the feeling is mutual. I am not trying to start a riot here, but as a Black woman, I am least attracted to Black men.

  • Bilie

    @entro wow I feel so sorry for you that you feel that oppressed. It’s 2012. I would hope that white men don’t just go around raping. Black women. That’s a gross generalization. I think you need to go out and meet more people from all different backgrounds. Learn to love all races and backgrounds so we can move forward instead of back

  • Yb

    @Billie

    Why do some people think that stating what year it is means that all oppression and marginalization has absolved from society?

    Entro feeling are her own, and that of many other black women. Yes, it is 2012 and I suggest you study the race and gender dynamics that have been between white men and black women, that still persist to this very day.

  • Bilie

    Maybe because it iS 2012. Here in the US, it is not legal to own slaves and no one regardless of race or gender is allowed to own a person and rape them. That’s the truth. So to make a gross generalization that that’s what white people do, is like saying things about African Americans that we have tried for years to erase. Maybe if both sides worked on it than it CAN be absolved. Thanks for the history lesson though

  • Bilie

    @lemonNLime couldn’t have said it better myself

  • Bilie

    @yb

  • Yb

    @Bilie

    First of all you didn’t answer my question, you avoided it.

    Second, nowhere did Entro or I say all white people owned slaves today nor in the past. You are taking statements and twisting them into what you want them to be.

    And I didn’t give you a history lesson but judging from your comments it seems like you need one (maybe two, or three) ASAP.

  • The Black People*

    Another day, another race related topic. Is this all we care about?

    We are so cautious, defensive, guarded, sensitive. I’m through with all this.

  • The Black People*

    And SMH the girl DOES NOT look like a man. DANG!

    If an artilce wrotten by a WHITE person showed that girl and said she looked like a man you have all these people deconstructing and saying omg that was so racist!

    She looks like a woman. I would never mistake her for man. What ever happened to all black is beautiful? So I’m guessing you have been ok with a light skinned girl with a flowing silky weave? Or a mixed girl? OR WHAT? Why can’t you just accept things and be happy!

    You do not know ANYTHING about the casting of the black girl so do not jump to conclusions! DAMN!

    THIS SITE HAS MADE ME MORE RACE CONSCIOUS THAN IVE EVER BEEN AND IM NOT SURE IF THATS A GOOD OR BAD THING!

  • Bilie

    @yb Um I did answer your question. You said why did I bring up the year. I said because it IS the year. And incase you didn’t really see what @entro said let me repeat it hun “entro
    APRIL 20, 2012 AT 5:07 PM
    @chic considering the white mans rape of black women don’t you think its warranted. Because of that history I cant even look at a white man and feel any sort of attraction

    Tell me that is not about slavery and oppression? Oh wait it is… This website DOES reek of oppression like the commentits above me said and I’m done with it. First and last time I will visit such a sad depressing site.

    Love love the video!

  • https://www.facebook.com/digitalrevolve Tenisha

    Yup it is a fetish, nothing genuine about her admiration or attraction.

    white dudes better not try and pick me up with saying ” Hey, I got a thing for black girls.”

  • The Black Poliice

    And DANG the girl does NOT look like a man. What the heck???

    What did you want? A Vanessa Williams (who is mixed) looking girl? A girl with a full head of silky flowing hair whether it be a weave or not??? Does hair make the woman?

    I’m appalled!

    VISISTING THIS WEBSITE HAS MADE ME MORE RACE-CONSCIOUS THAN IVE EVER BEEN AND IM NOT SURE IF THATS A GOOD OR BAD THING!

    WHY DOES BLACK CONSCIOUSNESS HAVE TO BE FROUGHT WITH SO MUCH CONTROVERSY????!!!

  • http://pervertedalchemist.blogspot.com/ Perverted Alchemist

    Chester French is still making records…and why am I supposed to care?!

  • The Black Poliice

    No she looks like a woman.

    Hypermasculine? Cuz she has short hair? When did hair make the woman?

    Question for you as I’m curious: how do you wear your hair?

  • Bilie

    Absolutely love the video. I’m tired of listening to hip hop songs where our own men call us hoes bitches and talk about it big booties. This song is a celebration and I really appreciate it! As for the woman being manly, I think she is absolutely beautiful. The small is the last shot lit up the camera. I’ve never seen a man that looks like that. What would you prefer she looks like? The “video girls” that are thrown in our face. I think it’s great that someone in mainstream media is promoting interracial relationships. The way of the future. I think it’s groundbreaking. Bravo Chester French.

  • Bilie

    She was absolutely stunning. Her smile kit up the screen. Would people prefer the video girls that are thrown in our face daily. Bravo to a band for celebrating us rather than calling us bitches, hoes or talking about our big booties. I’m so happy people in mainstream media are promoting love of all races and interracial relationships. It’s ground breaking :)

  • AfroStyling

    No thanks!

  • TypicalBlackWoman…

    If I heard the song on the radio, I would have loved it, but the video kills it for me. And honestly, it does confirm the idea of the sexy black woman to play with, but not the one I want to proudly walk down the street with. ChesterFrench makes an appearance in all their other videos, but, SURPRISE, not this one – not even as a dispassionate spectator. I agree, the video fetishizes both dark-skinned women AND lesbian/bisexual women. I don’t see how this is any different from from a Nicki Minaj girl-on-girl interracial video in which even in homosexual female relationships, the ultimate aim is fulfilling male sexual fantasies first and foremost. Oh, and trust New Englanders, particularly white male Ivy-league trained New Englanders, to believe that they are so post-racial, that they could produce sh*t like this and think they “got it.”

    But, meh, none of this is new. White males have been under-cover-lovin’ black women for hundreds of years. Thankfully, this music video is not representative of interracial relationships I have come across this day and age.

  • http://www.chicnoirhouse.blogspot.com Chic Noir

    Hey the blonde was was a fetish too.

  • Ms. Information

    @ the black police….her sides are shaved and she has a part like Kid and Play…I mean? Not that it matters but my hair is natural and big and fluffy…I wear it straight some days and natural most..point?

  • http://www.chicnoirhouse.blogspot.com Chic Noir

    http://youtu.be/vP4SVv9cJ7k

    Just to make things even. This is also a fetish riiiiggghhhtttt????

  • Candy 1

    I don’t think she looks like a man. Actually, I think that if any of the two women look manly, its the white woman from certain angles. The black woman’s haircut is not flattering, but her facial features look feminine.

  • TypicalBlackWoman…

    like the video or not, I think the black woman looks gorgeous and feminine. she doesn’t strike me as androgynous.
    perhaps the Ms Information has been sensitized to see dark skinned women or women with short hair as masculine?

  • http://www.chicnoirhouse.blogspot.com Chic Noir

    Etro typed @chic considering the white mans rape of black women don’t you think its warranted. Because of that history I cant even look at a white man and feel any sort of attraction

    I can’t blame any white man walking around today for something that happened before he was born nor would I blame him for a crime he didn’t do.

    I personally find all sorts of men attractive. I find my eye going to dark skinned blk men and Asian men moreso than other types but a good man is a good man and I won’t turn any decent man away because of his skin color.

    @lemon&lime- 100% co sign

  • Ms. Information

    Every single person is entitled to their own opinion and I am not straying from mine…did I mention skintone..I’m not even going there?

  • minna k.

    Word! And i think she is gorgeous and refreshing as a video girl, its sexy, and no body is swiping a credit card, or pouring champaign through her crack. That is a plus.

  • http://www.chicnoirhouse.blogspot.com Chic Noir

    Wow the model is this video has been around for a minute. She has had very short hair for as long as I was reading her blog. I can’t recall if the “kid and play part” is something new.

    “girlyousowellspoken”

    I think she took her blog down but you can google it

  • TJ

    Masculinizes black women? great. just freaking great. as if we needed to be seen as dominant and masculine again. over it.

  • TypicalBlackWoman…

    Man, I would have been five dollars richer by now if I had actually bet on this.
    How did I know that our feelings would be invalidated by either one of the following arguments:
    a) black men spew out hip hop and rap lyrics all the time that fetishize women of a certain color or body type all the time
    AND/OR
    b) look, the white woman is being fetishized too!

    Been there, done that. Now if the subject of the article had been about the video you posted above, I would have made a comment about that low-budget video. But now that you bring it up – yeah, that video, the five seconds I manage to watch, was horridly offensive. I don’t think any of my comments would suggest that such a video is not offensive. I have repeated this before – an injustice against one person, is an injustice against all, which is why I mentioned both dark skinned women and LGBTI women (irrespective of their race). it is obvious from your previous comments, here and elsewhere Chic Noir, that you simply lack the ability to empathize. I personally do not feel marginalized by color nor do I walk around with a woe is me attitude. However, I belong to a community in which we have a growing epidemic of young men/women of color who still believe that the white man’s ice is colder, even at very young ages. I may not personally feel this way, given my upbringing, but I will not idly stand by and watch others fall as the media continues to feed into this idea of whiter is brighter. If it doesn’t bother you, fine, I’m happy for you, but I kindly request that you sit back and shut the fcuk up.

  • Bilie

    I love the video. The model is stunning. I’ve never seen a man that looks like that. Het smile at the end lit up the screen. What would prior rather she looked like? The video vixens we are forced to put up with? Finally a song celebrating black women without calling them bitches, hoes and talking about our big booties. Bravo! It’s ground breaking. I wish more people in mainstream media promoted interracial relationships. We should embrace all races. It’s the way of the future :) as for the hair cut, my are you close minded. In my area there are lots of hipsters and shaved sides are very popular be it black white or any other race.

  • http://method2hermadness.blogspot.com/ girlformerlyknownasgrace

    I think men fetishize women of other races regularly. I have an ex who was obsessed with Asian women.

  • saywhatnow

    chime chime @ chic noir!
    Pay no mind to it girl; this site can be great for a lot of stuff but there are worrying amounts of angry women on here looking to take issue with any and everything that relates to having brown skin (of which ever tone) skin…..oooooh here come the slaying crowds now……watch out!
    We are all allowed an opinion but for some it certainly becomes clear that their way is the “right” way.
    Do your thing honey and have a bonnie ole wkend ;)
    peeeace <3

  • entro

    @Billie please don’t feel sorry for me and why do you assume that I am not exposed to a diverse group of people? You would be surprised. As far as the race and gender. dynamics between white men and black women it goes way beyond slavery and into the Jim crow south and still exists in certain forms today
    My comment expressed my feelings and preference based on my reasoning which only covered a portion of why I don’t find white men attractive . My not finding white men attractive will not set race relations back in any way so for you to say lets all love each other and let bygones be bygones is not going to change my lack of attraction to white men. I do however find some Hispanic and some Asian men attractive. But with all their faults and problems there is no comparison to a tall dark manly black man

  • Bilie

    @entro hahahahahaha with all their faults and problems hahahahahaha

  • Bilie

    This blog… Man I tell ya… Feels like 1956

  • maemay

    I like this song and I also like the Rolling Stones Brown Sugar, don’t care who knows.

    Best song about white boy/black girl love since Brother Louie.

  • Bilie

    Anyway not going to pay that any mind. Back to the matter at hand. I love the video. The model is stunning. I’ve never seen a man that looks like that. Het smile at the end lit up the screen. What would prior rather she looked like? The video vixens we are forced to put up with? Finally a song celebrating black women without calling them bitches, hoes and talking about our big booties. Bravo! It’s ground breaking. I wish more people in mainstream media promoted interracial relationships. We should embrace all races. It’s the way of the future. Also a live in an area with lots of hipsters and the shaved side haircut is wildly popular Among people of all races

  • http://afrikanmami.blogspot.com African Mami

    uh oh. I c u ain’t playing 2 snaps and a part to your from mama!

  • entro

    Enlightened yeah…..ok

  • Ms. Information

    @ African Mami…I’m done chica o_O….for now anyways….(insert maniacal laughter)….have a good night….

  • http://www.chicnoirhouse.blogspot.com Chic Noir

    chic noir puts out flames in afro started by typicalblkwoman

    it is obvious from your previous comments, here and elsewhere Chic Noir, that you simply lack the ability to empathize.

    I have empathy like no other what are you talking about???

    The point I was trying to make with the video is why do people think that if a non blk man expresses interest in a blk woman it’s a fetish. If a blk man expresses interest in a blonde white woman… well that’s just normal.

    A man liking blk women is as normal as a man liking blondes. Get over feeling inferior.

    we have a growing epidemic of young men/women of color who still believe that the white man’s ice is colder, even at very young ages.

    Uh I’ve covered this topic elsewhere and this is where is becomes important for parents to try to put in other images for their child to see. Positive images of people who look just like them as I did on the dark-skin blk woman post.

    but I will not idly stand by and watch others fall as the media continues to feed into this idea of whiter is brighter.

    Ummm again did you see all of the images I posted???

    If it doesn’t bother you, fine, I’m happy for you,

    Well I tend to have thicker skin but I like to pull my sisters up with me.

    but I kindly request that you sit back and shut the fcuk up.

    Now Now lets act like ladies TypicalBlackWoman. I’m sure your last sentence in conjunction with your name is giving QoCastle and a stromfronter a hearty laugh. Furthermore your anger says you are queen of woe is me.

  • Lara

    So, I have read through a lot of the comments here and then I read the lyrics and in the beginning, it’s almost as if he knows he needs a disclaimer so he says “This ain’t no fetish, ain’t objectifying no one, I reject your deconstruction of my taste.” We like what we like. He has a “thing” for black girls and who are we to say he shouldn’t? He is an artist and he is expressing his art – like it or leave it. I’ve seen way more offensive things in other videos. This clearly isn’t a video you would see on MTV or VH1, so it certainly pushes buttons and makes us think. If you are offended, why? If you aren’t, why not?

    I don’t think the black woman having short hair matters. It might have been intentional but would it have made a difference if she was a weave wearing busty chick dropping it like it’s hot? My guess is that he chose this particular model for her “realness,”

    I suppose like some other posters, I don’t mind being viewed as a sexual being in a sexual way as long as I’m not being disrespected. I appreciate a compliment and this, for what it’s worth is one.

    I won’t go as far as to negate the feelings of those that have expressed distaste for the video, but personally, I think it’s refreshing.

    The video *IS* low budget but it does what it’s meant to do: show two people of opposite races clearly attracted to each other.

    Reality TV is doing a far worse job making us look bad than this video does.

  • Allie

    I didn’t see her as masculine at all. Why would you say that? Is it because she has short hair?

  • Dreaming

    Oh what, y’all don’t know? It is a sin for Black women to have short hair.

  • Dreaming

    Yes, indeed they do.

  • Sankofa
  • CHE

    Why does she look like a man?- because she has short hair or her skin tone(some people think dark skin is masculine- yeah-dumb), her body, what? In my opinion there is nothing masculine about this woman- she is beautiful and her features are beautiful.

    I thought the video and song was kinda hot but who cares..this is nothing new-ask any cute Black chic.

  • Beana

    I agree with so many previous commenters that this site has become a breeding ground for negativity. I think the black girl in this video is beautiful. Her features are feminine and she moves like a woman. This site has more blk wm bashing of other blk woman than anything else. These same woman are mad at the world for not properly loving black women. Hello….. maybe we need to start loving ourselves and our sisters first before we can work on garnering love and adoration from others. Amazing you have a white man casting a beautiful, natural blk woman (fetish or not) and other blk woman are criticizing her looks? O_o That’s just nuts..If she was a light skinned blk woman with weave down her back comments would be hitting that hard. Like seriously ladies we need to do better.

  • Jess

    What’s with white people always having these sort of masculine-featured, bald black women? i notice they never decide to show the truly beautiful, feminine dark skinned black girls, like kelly rowland/gabby union/the-girl-on-clutch’s-feature-article-on-dark-skinned, when they decide to talk about black women being beautiful.

    i think its very suspect that they do that – its practiced in the modeling world (runway/super models) as well, these weird looking, hairless, sort of manly black women. i assu ehavi g a masculine non-white women keeps white women feeling secure and superior.

  • Jess

    I agree with TJ. She looks masculine – she does not look like your typical black woman from america. it seems like the video was purposely made to make it look almost like interracial between a black MAN and white woman – believe nothing that comes out of white peoples mouths. this group does NOT love Black girls – they are trying to make us look masculine and mannish compared to other women. be real, when black people make movies with beautiful black women, we do not choose to make them look butch, like this. these people are insulting us toour faces, and some of you are lapping it up as if it is a compliment. sick

  • Jess

    oh please, beana. cut the crap about her having to be light skinned with a weave. the majority of blackwomen in the world, definitely in america, sport abundant hair, like all women, beautifully styled and groomed and always have, wearing makeup and looking nice and feminie – whether light or dark skinned.

    chill with your self hate and acceptance of others FALSE view of you. black women rock locks, twist, braids, afros, perms, relaxers, and wear it long or average length, natural or weaved. most of us do not go around trying to look like men – which is what this video is trying to make her look like.

    not only that, its a disgusting video and doesnt reflect love for black women. stop giving away your beauty and femininity while others who really hate you (and make it painfully obvious with this video) try to turn you into masculinized she-beasts.

    all of you thinking this shows white men loving black women are stupid – where are the white men in t his video? obvously they didnt love you enough to put themselves in this video. when you see straight black men rolling around with non-black women, i’ll be damned if they choose the Ellen looking type.

    White people are very protective of their women’s image of femininity – Black people give it all away the minute white people say otherwise. and for these reasons, black women keep losing. what an idiot you are.

  • Jess

    i totally agree with you MsInformation! Don’t letthe self-haters break you from your correct opinion. Most Black people have a different ideal of what feminie Black woman is and the woman in this video is NOT it. this is a case of white people trying to masculinize us, again.

    They purposefully madethis video to look like a white woman with a black MAN until ** shocker ** you realize she’s a woman. These people are MAKING FUN OF YOU – calling you, Black women, MANLY, and obvious not good enough for WHITE MEN, snce they made a point of not being in this video.

    and please with the brainwashed response of them presenting the male fanyasy of woman-onwoman – notice how when the media presents Black men fetishizing non-Black women, the Black men are always seen in the video – even if the women in it are doing woman-on-woman?

    Please, sisters, do NOT fall for INSULTS disgusied as compliments via flattering words. Believe what you see – a bald butch black woman supposedly representing all Black women – and believe what you don’t see – not a single white man in this video. If you call that loving Black girls then yu’re crazy. they’re insulting youin the most blatant way, and you don’t even see it – or CHOOSE not to see it.

  • Jess

    **PARDON THE TYPOS** What I was trying to say is below:

    i totally agree with you MsInformation! Don’t let the self-haters break you from your correct opinion. Most Black people have a different ideal of what feminine Black woman is and the woman in this video is NOT it. this is a case of white people trying to masculinize us, again.

    They purposefully made this video to look like a white woman with a black MAN until ** shocker ** you realize she’s a woman.

    These people are MAKING FUN OF YOU – calling you, Black women, MANLY, and obviously NOT GOOD ENOUGH FOR WHITE MEN, since the they made a point of not being in this video.

    and please with the brainwashed response of them presenting the male fantasy of woman-on-woman. Notice how when the media presents Black men fetishizing non-Black women, the Black men are ALWAYS seen in the video – even if the women in it are doing woman-on-woman?

    Please, sisters, do NOT fall for INSULTS disguised as compliments via flattering, but totally insincere words.

    Believe what you see – a bald butch black woman supposedly representing all Black women – and believe what you don’t see – not a single white man in this video.

    If you call that white men loving Black girls then you’re crazy. they’re insulting you in the most blatant way, and you don’t even see it – or CHOOSE not to see it.

  • http://elegantblackwoman.blogspot.com Elegance

    Seriously? I read the lyrics to that Rolling Stones song and it sounds like it’s about a slave girl being raped by the slave master. Doesn’t sound like love at all to me!

  • Sammi Jace

    Won’t bother watching the vid after reading the description. Black women should celebrate each other and not look to any one else to do our job

  • LemonNLime

    WOW and this is why the world thinks black people complain too muh about everything. How many articles have been done, on the very site no less, about the lack of black women with brown and dark skin tones in videos OR the praise of the European standard of beauty by using girls with heads full of weave OR how songs never have anything positive to say about black women? Now there is video where 1 the artist praises black women in a song, 2 uses a black model with dark skin and 3 she has natural hair and yet some black people STILL manage to complain about the model supposedly looking like a man or the fact that it’s a white guy singing?! Seriously what do you all want?! I honestly don’t think it’s possible to make some of you happy ever. If these are they type of women some men are dealing it’s no wonder swear off black women, some of y’all are crazy and don’t know what you want.

  • jerseyvixen

    they dont want us we complain, they want us we complain CUT IT OUT, women IN GENERAL are wanted by men for sex, get over it.

  • mel

    This is disgusting!

  • QueenOfCastle

    @Chic Noir

    “TypicalBlackWoman. I’m sure your last sentence in conjunction with your name is giving QoCastle and a stromfronter a hearty laugh.”

    Though I wouldnt have said so myself I have long been wanting you to take some advice similar to the one given to you by Typical Black Woman.

  • http://diaryofasmalltowndiva.blogspot.com/ Petite Diva

    Was not offended by the song, infact the chorus is quite catchy! Not a fan of the video. I think the band probably thought they were being edgy and artistic, but the video fell short of that vision.

  • YeahRight2011

    Not my flavor, but I’ve seen worse.

  • Bee

    Agreed!

  • Bee

    Lol, right! All these women on here talking about how she’s masculinized because she has short hair. I mean, really. What the hell is wrong with us as black women? My god, half the women/girls on the African continent have short hair like this – I suppose they are all masculine. I suppose she’d looked better with a head full of weave. Smh. I agree with you Dreaming. People need to get a damn grip. Personally, I think this model (Jodie Smith) is flawlessly beautiful and sexy. (Even if I think the video is rather lame)

  • Bee

    100% co-sign Beana.

  • Bee

    Chic, I agree with you completely. There’s too much negativity on this site (not to mention the rampant homophobia and sexism women commenters spew on here – e.g. she looks like a man because she has short hair? Smh. I guess the lesbian action really bothered many of these commenters.) Anyway, I’m thinking of leaving this site as well. There’s just too much self-hate and anger on this site, imo, and articles meant to spark anger. I like the wise words articles and some of the politically centered articles (like the recent ones on the stand your ground laws, etc.), but these other articles like this seem petty and intentionally meant to spark anger.

  • Ms. Information

    Thank you Jess! I never mentioned skintone or hair texture…(I am brown with natural hair by the way)

    She has NO makeup on
    Nothing is feminizing her at all
    The editing is showing every flaw on her skin
    she has a MALE haircut (how many of you are going to cut your hair in that particular way? Not many of you)
    the white woman INTENTIONALLY has long blond hair

  • https://twitter.com/#!/TheKMichel K. Michel

    Chester French? Why does that name sound so familiar to me?

    You know, people get so caught up over opinions and criticisms. I find it hilarious because of how juvenile it makes a few of you appear. Wah, I’m leaving!! Wah! This is 2012! Wah! I can’t get my way on this site!! I hate Clutch, but I’ll be back tomorrow to see if anyone pities me and has a change of heart. Funny stuff.

    With that said, the song is dope. Well, as dope as a pop song can be in this day and age. The Black woman in the video looks really good, not masculine, in my opinion. I am a man though, so I may know something about that. Maybe? Perhaps? Now, this song isn’t on the caliber of “Til The End of Time” but for what it is, I think it’s alright.

    As for the overall video, eh…? It’s sexy. Depending on your values as a viewer and how you want to see Black women being represented in music videos, it’s going to affect how you feel about it. If you think the way the Black woman in the video is used, then you’ll be in favor of the video.

    If you don’t think the way this same woman is used, then your opinions will obviously be different. I happen to agree with Britni and Jamilah about the video, though (*ahem* because we’re right). You disagree? Cool. Let’s talk about it. We could even NOT talk about it. But, please don’t cry about it.

  • Chnyere

    umm…awkward…

  • SJ

    A large portion of black women simply don’t care anymore either way. Too little too late, we can support and uplift each other without needing the approval or validation of others.

  • mbm1ame

    I love it, LMAO, I wish it was a guy in the the video though

  • Jinx Moneypenny

    The best part of the video is the Black model. She’s gorgeous and a fellow woman of Caribbean descent… love her!

    Her name is Jodie Smith in case anyone wanted to know.

  • http://twitter.com/shethrives11 SheThrives11

    I haven’t seen the video yet and probably won’t (I have no interest in girl on girl action). Yet, I like the lyrics and I think if the author actually listened to the song outside the video, she may feel differently:

    “This ain’t no fetish, ain’t objectifying no one
    I reject your deconstruction of my taste
    But ignoramus always look in my direction
    They’re so frustrated I don’t keep it in the race
    Like they’ve never seen this before
    Like it’s 1954
    But the whole world’s turning brown and who cares”

  • AfroStyling

    @ etro Black men stay raping black women but i bet that never stopped you from spreading your legs for them.

    stop using slavery as the reason why you are not attracted to white men.

  • Vermecia

    Agree. Please listen to the lyrics.

  • LemonNLime

    @SJ – I completely agree with you but what do you do when they very black women around claiming that they want to be uplifted are tearing down the other black women around them? There are people arguing over whether this model was to manly or not! Seriously? That makes no sense, how can a group of people constantly preaching about not conforming to a certain beauty standard turn around and attack another female because she doesn’t represent what they think of as “black female beauty”? It is hypocritical and disgusting.

  • modern lady

    This is some fraganackle bull!!! Anything for ratings, I guess.

  • Talulah Belle

    I love the video! Both gals are hella sexy!

  • https://twitter.com/#!/TheKMichel K. Michel

    You know, people get so caught up over opinions and criticisms. I find it hilarious because of how juvenile it makes a few of you appear. Wah, I’m leaving!! Wah! This is 2012! Wah! I just can’t get my way on this site!! I hate Clutch, but I’ll be back tomorrow to see if any writers pity me and give in to my “demands”. Funny stuff.

    With that said, the song is dope. Well, as dope as a pop song can be in this day and age. The Black woman in the video looks really good, not masculine, in my opinion. I am a man though, so I may know something about that. Maybe? Perhaps? Now, this song isn’t on the caliber of “Til The End of Time” but for what it is, I think it’s alright.

    As for the overall video, eh…? It’s sexy. Depending on your values as a viewer and how you want to see Black women being represented in music videos, it’s going to affect how you feel about it. If you think the way the Black woman in the video is used, then you’ll be in favor of the video.

    If you don’t think the way this same woman is used, then your opinions will obviously be different. I happen to agree with Britni and Jamilah about the video, though (*ahem* because we’re right). You disagree? Cool. Let’s talk about it. We could even NOT talk about it. But, please don’t e-cry about it. It’s beneath all of us.

  • C

    @Jess

    It will be okay Jess(giggles)

    I Love It and I thought the video and models were sexy. The Black model to me was particularly striking, love her skin shade and hair….. and I LOVE WHITE BOYS!

  • C

    *Giggles*

    When Black women make these pronounements of I dont like White men, I would never go out with one because of xyz…Do they think White men are off somewhere crying in their beer.STHU….Some of us do like them and most(white dudes) have no problems getting a woman…even if the Black woman wont put out(giggles).

    My question is if the reason so many Black women of why they dont like White men is what happened in the past and xyz and racism, etc…then how come you all dont shun Black men too… Black men are most likely to rape Black women,most likely to commit domestic assault on Black women, the way they treat and speak about Black women- FOR GODS SAKE BLACK MEN STAND IN FRONT OF THE WORLD AND CALL BLACK WOMEN BITCHES< HOES< TRICKS< HOORATS<BIRDS AND ON AND ON. No other group of men in the history of the world HAS EVER DONE THIS!(that I know of)

    Black men lost me at *BEAT THAT BITCH WITH A BAT*
    *BEND OVER BITCH*
    *THERES SOME WHORES IN HERE TONIGHT* But thats just me. Other Black women are more tolerant.

    SOME? ALL?BLACK MEN HATE YOU BLACK WOMEN..at least thats what it sounds like to me. So ,yes there are racist White men-so-F them- but Chester French is COMPLIMENTING YOU! If Black women can put up and overlook so much with Black men why not give everyone a chance..if you cant do that, then STHU and stop scaring off* other men* for Black women who want them.

  • Jasmine T.

    I didn’t know there was girl on girl action in this video I turned it off when I saw it. I feel really bad for a lot of blk ppl who feel a disconnect from their history and their blk ppl. Saying that this site promotes a woe is me attitude, when this is OUR reality. I think it’s a reality that many blk people do not want to admit exist today because they want to be accepted & loved by these other races. I cosign with the Black woman in this video looking masculine.

  • C

    @Jess

    YOU. ARE. AN. IDIOT. PLease .Be. Quiet. Thanks.

  • tisme

    I somewhat agree with Jess.Just because WE think the woman in the video is beautiful and feminine that doesn’t mean that they felt the woman was beautiful and feminine.
    White people and many others associate female attractiveness with long hair and light skin.Masculinity with short hair and darker skin.Artistically they chose a woman who fits the European standard of beauty and a woman who THEY could have considered more masculine.

    As a side note, I am happy that WE black women know that the woman is BEAUTIFUL.
    I thought she was flawless.

  • Jess

    @C – Chile, go sit your stupid a** down. And at tisme, I AM A BLACK WOMAN, FOOL. And i don’t find anything remotely feminine or attractive about EITHER lady in the video, and definitely not how they portrayed the Black lady.

    So you both can shut the hellz up, imo. Just cuz your bald, brainwashed arses think her abnormal portrayal is fine, doesn’t mean all Black women do.

  • Jess

    agreed! totally disgusting!

  • C

    @Entro and others

    So when Black women make pronouncements of *I dont like white men*, *Im not attracted to White men* and blah, blah, blah….Are white men crying in their beer somewhere because you all dont want them? Please get over yourselves and STHU because some of us do like them and as far as I know most White men have little trouble finding a woman.

    Also when Black women use slavery, rape, the past, etc for why they dont like or could never (never ever…) be attracted to white men…all I can say is Black men are more likely to rape Black women these days, Black women are a small segment of the female population in the US but they make up half the women murdered by their partners, FOR GODS SAKE Some BLACK MEN STAND IN FRONT OF THE WORLD AND CALL BLACK WOMEN BITCHES, HOES, TRICKS, HOODRATS, BIRDS, and on and on and on and then treat Black women as such.

    Black men lost me at *BEAT THAT BITCH WITH A BAT* *BEND OVER BITCH* *THERES SOME WHORES IN HERE TONIGHT*….. (It sounds like hate, contempt, and disdain to me) But thats just me- Some Black women are more tolerant. Yes, some White men are racist- F them…but if Black women can tolerate so much from Black men and still desire them then STHU about white men(and other non Black men) and stop scaring them off for the ones who do want them. Black women are the only group of women I can think off who stand up and LOUDLY pronounce they do not like this or that group of men (usually white)-Do you know how that looks and make you sound…You all are cutting off your noses to spoil your face….S.T.H.U!.

  • C

    @Jess

    Is this qon? I.D.I.O.T (giggles) (kisses)

    @Tisme

    No…Black People think dark skin is masculine. Black people are the fools. The group obviously chose her because they thought she was beautiful and sexy which she is.

  • chinaza

    There’s nothing racially provocative or revolutionary about this video.Or even interesting.
    It’s a basic male fantasy and any women of any race or shade will do.

  • LemonNLime

    “White people and many others associate female attractiveness with long hair and light skin.Masculinity with short hair and darker skin.”

    SMDH. If this is really what some of the women on this site think about dark black women with short hair then NONE of y’all better ever complain about a rappers or RnB singers not using brown or dark brown women/women with short natural hair OR black men who have preferences for light black women or non-black women, after all why would a straight man want a “masculine” woman – since brown/dark black women and short hair = masculine? Seriously, you all are insulting YOURSELVES now! People are so dense.

  • LemonNLime

    I feel really bad for black people who believe the ENTIRE world is out to screw them over. I know this might sound hard to believe but we aren’t on everyone’s radar. And yes, black people have and continue to experience problems but black people don’t hold all the stock on a painful, violent, inhumane history. Damn there are people who have experienced genocide within the last 2 decades who don’t use history as an excuse to be woeful as much as some black people.

    I know my history, very well, I just chose not to be one of these black people uses history as a reason to be hateful and disgruntled and negative about EVERYTHING in life while doing nothing to try an make it better. If you feel like THIS and what this site portrays on the daily bases is your reality, then I feel really sorry for you, that’s rough. Maybe you need to move and surround yourself by different people.

    This isn’t about “wanting to be love or accepted by other races” (and that is a elementary way of thinking btw), it is about the fact that you whether you like or not are apart of a GLOBAL, multi-ethnic, multilingual community and it isn’t going to change anytime soon. So it you want to wallow in isolation and negativity based on past history, that is your choice but I am choose not too.

  • LemonNLime

    I feel really bad for black people who believe the ENTIRE world is out to screw them over. I know this might sound hard to believe but we aren’t on everyone’s radar. And yes, black people have and continue to experience problems but black people don’t hold all the stock on a painful, violent, inhumane history. Damn there are people who have experienced genocide within the last 2 decades who don’t use history as an excuse to be woeful as much as some black people.

    I know my history, very well, I just chose not to be one of these black people uses history as a reason to be hateful and disgruntled and negative about EVERYTHING in life while doing nothing to try an make it better. If you feel like THIS and what this site portrays on the daily bases is your reality, then I feel really sorry for you, that’s rough. Maybe you need to move and surround yourself by different people.

    This isn’t about “wanting to be love or accepted by other races” (and that is a elementary way of thinking btw), it is about the fact that you whether you like or not are apart of a GLOBAL, multi-ethnic, multilingual community and it isn’t going to change anytime soon. So it you want to wallow in isolation and negativity based on past history, that is your choice but I am choose not too.

  • LemonNLime

    Damn! Posted that repose in the wrong place!

    @Bee – I completely agree. I am done with this site at least for a long while. I live in Vermont so for me, this website was where I came to interact with other black people. Excluding the travel, political, and health pieces and wise words article, everything else content and response wise is just negative, divisive, and used to incite anger. Honestly, many of the interactions on here remind me of exactly why I have never been one to surround myself with black media or participate in black organizations. I think I am done, at least for a while.

  • Sunkissed

    @Jess I’m sorry but you sound very ignorant, and I don’t mean in the “stupid” way I mean in the “not vey knowledgable about certain issues” kind of way. Your responses to others just sound full of hate and makes me think that you weren’t fully listening to what the OP said. I would try to explain it better for you but I predict you will come at me with foul language followed by an inarticulate response so I’m not gonna bother.

  • Yb

    @Sunkissed I suggest you read some of Jess’ comments from other articles because she is far from ingnorant. She doesn’t delude herself about how society is and sees the world through rose coloured glasses like you and many of the other commentators do.

  • Alyson

    In short: the song is okay; the video kind of detracts from the message with all the
    girl-on-girl action going on (side-eye @ CF for not putting themselves in the video…why choose to visually distance yourself?)
    The black girl is gorgeous-doesn’t look like a man at all (white girl on the other hand looks a tad scary)
    Getting back I CF, thanks for the shout-out & appreciation buuuut….no thanks. New England dudes where one is in serious need of a haircut (and a shower?!) doesn’t really do it for me, no matter what color you are! Lol

  • HowApropos

    I heard that the original title was ‘Black P_$$y’ and they had to change it to make it radio-friendly.

  • alldawg

    if a white person made it, of course you’ll like it. So if you cant get a WM, get a WW.

  • alldawg

    These is always a market for BW, all you gotta do is give them praise, and they will give you money and loyalty.

  • alldawg

    these = there

    had to make that correction…

  • SJ

    LNL as the saying goes, black women are not a monolith. you’re talking about a very narrow group of black women who like to hate on each other because they’re still confused, angry or uneducated. I think there’s a much larger movement of black women who support and protect finer black womanhood… who simply don’t appreciate being objectified by a video. Take care

  • entro

    My God…do ii not have the right to have a preference and give my opinion? Did I criticize or berate anyone else for their opinion or preference no I simply stated my preference from my own point of view. This is a forum for discussion and sharing points of view and experiences. No I will not s t h u and neither should you if you want to share your point of view that’s why were here right? Ill bet you’ll be the first one screaming that we are not monolithic but yet your upset because of MY preference and thought . For you to rant on about how black men will most likely rape etc etc etc you seem to be discounting the historical impact of the savagery of white men and his treatment of black women and her children but it is your right to discount and say whatever you want that’s YOUR opinion. Now how I’m cutting off My nose to SPITE my face I dont Know how you feel that’s applicable to me when you don’t know me but whatever again that’s your opinion no matter how uninformed and reactionary. You know I really don’t care who you love or are attracted to never mentioned one thing about it I only spoke of me in response to a comment about black women being hypersensitive to white men affections.

  • SJ

    Just want to add another quick thought. Per the description the video depicts a blonde white woman doing something sexual to a black woman, correct? This is a marketing ploy on the part of the two singers, whoever they may be, to stay in the good graces of white women by including them in the mix even though the video is supposed to “uplift” black women.

    If they were truly being “revolutionary” they would have appeared in the video adoring the black woman themselves. The concept of this video is actually pretty cowardly and typical. Read between the lines.

  • entro

    Its sad there are certain women on this site that dont want to uplift or enlighten or discuss anything other than their point of view and belittle those who don’t agree . They don’t want to discuss….just attack not knowing that in a real debate once you start attacking you’ve already lost the argument

  • C

    @Entro

    I apologize for telling you to sthu…but I meant it in the sense of Black *American* women being the only group of PEOPLE (except some Black men who say they are not attracted to Black women) who loudly proclaim on tv, magazines, books- every chance they get- about how they are not attracted, wouldnt go out with this or that group of men(ususlly white). STHU!…Nobody cares or wants to hear it. Do you realize how that sounds and what people think of you all when you do this? Is it to score brownie points with Black men(LOL)?, Is it supposed to prove how Black and proud you all are? What? All I know is it makes you all look dumb among other things. Nobody is telling you who to *prefer* just be quiet about it and stop scaring off non Black men for the women who do like them. A woman NEVER tells all of her secrets – she just goes about it quietly.

    P.S You are living here, now….You were not alive back in those days….You cannot claim someone elses pain; The best revenge and to make your ancestors and people proud is to be successful and to live your best life with whomever you choose.

  • entro

    @ C You come off as being very young (giggles) .
    Ill address the rest of your statement at a later time..Im going to bed

  • C

    Its sarcasm and amusement….and I would say the same about you. Good night.

  • C

    Well I like cute non racist white guys and all other men too

    In fact as I heard someone say and Im gonna steal it *Everybody looks good and I wanna F****K all of you

    even you Jess(giggles).

  • CHE

    Like Who Jess?… Naomi Campbell one of the supers who is still working. Look the video and song was hot and I find the Black chic truly striking…IMO, her features, hair cut(on her it is feminine) and skin shade are feminine and sexy and beautiful- not in any way masculine. The group choose her because she is beautiful- their feminine ideal… it is a compliment.

    Big ups@chic noir….Im not crying….Ive been hit on by all races and creed and both genders and I liked it.

  • QCastle

    @C

    Do you know how dumb it looks to actually believe that a man can be scared off from pursuing something that he actually wants? Are you just using that as an excuse to explain why some non black men dont approach black women? A man is a man, and its their nature to go after what they want and take all the risks in the world. Is the reason why Chester French isnt is this video because of what “entro” said? Stop trying to police black women’s behavior, speech, look, weight, hair style, skin tone, walk, politics, religion etc, to ensure YOU get a white man. A man should pursue you on your merits alone.

    If white men cant be collectively blamed for slavery, racism and the like, why collectively blame black men for anything?

  • QCastle

    @Lemon

    I get what you are saying but you must admit that “Jess” has been very thought provoking in her analysis of the video. I would have instinctively said, “Nice video, girl is cute, the song is ok, pretty cliche, the end.” Now, I dont know what to think. Which is a good thing.

  • C

    @qon

    Youre a shit stain I cant get rid of …Ya mammy should have swallowed.

    But since you mentioned it…okay, not scared, more reluctant In my experience.

    As for who is approaching or reluctant to approach Black women…How the hell would you know. I dont give a damn, theres more than enough to go around.

    As for White men and all others been there done that- with all of them.

    I am going to ignore you from now on…. Do not respond back or address me E.V.E.R!.

  • QCastle

    @Jess

    We may have disagreed about certain things in the past but I just wanted to say that you have really got me thinking about this topic. Personally, I dont think the black woman looks masculine. Androgynous, yes but masculine, no. Its meant to be an edgy video and they certainly put an edgy black woman in it. The white woman is looking and behavior far more masculine and aggressive. Still, you have raised some important issues that has me very torn about how I should feel about this video.

  • QCastle

    @C

    You sound very thirsty.

  • Socially Maladjusted

    @the fools who say

    “forget the past”

    are whitey and his bootlickers still tyna pimp that snake oil to somebody?

    funny how we’re told to forget past when the past makes whitey look bad. But we never hear the end of the past when whitey thinks it makes him look good.

    Yeh

    whitey likes to take the credit for everything and the blame for nothing. A bit like the mythical “white guilt” we hear tell of, which whites invoke against each other -

    but only when there’s a lull in the daily massacre of non-white people.

    Indeed “white guilt” should be understood as follows :-

    WHITES ARE GUILTY OF EVERYTHING BUT FEEL GUILT FOR NOTHING

    WAR – CONQUEST – SLAVERY – RAPE – GENOCIDE – ATOMA-CIDE – ENVIRONMENTAL DESTRUCTION – SPECIES EXTINCTION – RESOURCE EXPROPRIATION – RESOURCE RAPE – RESOURCE MONOPOLIZATION – ECONOMIC PLUNDER INTERNATIONAL PIRACY & GANGSTERISM.

    And not a “WHITE GUILT” in sight to save the world from any of that.

    Name the crime and it’s on whitey’s rap sheet. But we’re supposed to forget that and worship at the alter of Mighty Whitey. The long since dead and buried “GREAT WHITE MEN” who (according to white men) invented Mother Earth and built it all by themselves and to whom we owe debt of gratitude for giving us EVILIZATION . . . oops, I meant “CIVILIZATION”.

    It’s ok to remember a scum bag like thomas jefferson as a so called founding father, but not as the “slave” holding peodophile raper of little girls (Sally Hemmings) he was.

    No thank you, please – aint forgettin no past -

    if you’re victimized one day -

    YOU forget about it.

    LONG KISS TEET

    Now watch em start boo hooin over this post – I’m gonna be all kinds of black woman hater – because I don’t like -

    WHITE PEOPLE.

    LMAO!

  • QCastle

    @Afrostyling

    “Black men stay raping black women but i bet that never stopped you from spreading your legs for them.”

    If black men respond to this type of slander with calling you a b*** or a h* you have it coming.

  • tisme

    But you love white people and everyone knows it.I suggest you see a psychologist.I think you should do a “Soul On Ice” redux after you get the help you need and come to that conclusion about yourself.Good luck

  • entro

    @c little girls giggle, little girls use profane language and talk about your mother when they disagree with you as you did with q, little girls storm off and say don’t talk to me instead of staying and defending with fact and not opinion their position.
    As I said before I don’t care who you love have all the white men you want it does not affect me or mine, but don’t criticize me for who I’m attracted to while feeling so enlightened because of yours and getting pissy because I don’t share the same attraction.
    @socially mal youre right,t hose who forget the past are doomed to repeat it

  • http://www.flipthegame.net Mack

    Truth is sweetheart: Black men probably lost you during your childhood. Most likely an absentee father, or one who was there in body but not emotionally or spiritually. Then you probably dated the lower type of black dudes in your youth. The kind who are only about playing games and boning chicks, because in their youth that’s ALL any dude regardless of race wants to do.

    So by the time you reached your current age, its easy for you to objectify ALL black men and say its all of us who drove you into the arms of white guys, or whatever race you’re into. And that’s cool. To each her own. But sooner or later you’re gonna have to face the reality that YOU chose to date those black guys who broke your heart, when you could’ve chosen ones who wouldn’t have.Theres this thing called PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY. You may want to consider using it.

  • C

    @Mack

    Nope. Sorry.None of the above
    2 parent home/still together
    In my twenties
    Dated everyone/ few relationships
    Turned off Black guys because of the way they speak of, treat Black women, their music. My experience and other Black women I know.

    Thats all.

  • Bren82

    Before criticizing Chester French’s “portrayal” of a black woman in the video, think about the most recent crapper’s video that you saw…they do much worse: not only do they make black women (and all other women) in their video’s into some “sexpot”, they verbally degrade them. If I had to choose,

  • The Taker

    Smh @ these comments. The song is aiight. The video is aiiight. The End.

  • Bren82

    …I would support their statement than someone telling me I would “look better red.” At least Chester French has the balls to cast a black woman with dark-skin, which I can’t say for 99% of mainstream crappers. The content of this article did not address the “is this feeling mutual” part.

  • Bren82

    How is she being emasculated? I hope you did not say that because she has short hair.

  • C

    Ha Ha Exactly @Tisme

    This is the same guy who tried to throw Kim k in Black womens faces- Yeah- that paragon of virtue, modesty, purity and innocence….cause you know alla us Black women are jealous and care what they do…..Yeah showed his true colors.

    I think he also admitted to F********g or dating White women which is okay, even though he hates White people(white men) because to dudes like him White women are the spoils of the war they are conducting with White men and White women date them nowadays and after all White women are ALWAYS PURE AND INNOCENT…..They didnt really want to be racist, they didnt really benefit from slavery and racism and jim crow, they didnt wanna cry rape all the time, they didnt go to lynching parties- That was all the evil White mans doing. L.O.L

  • C

    Yeah. Okay. Whatevs. You win. You proved youre much more mature than I and even did it by defending qon(you know you wrong for that one), Very clever- but :

    I dont care or questioned what your preferences were
    I never critized who you were attracted to/dont care
    I have whatever man I like and he likes me because its my choice/dont need permission/approval/never got pissy…just sarcastic and amused.
    Stated my position and reasons
    agree to disagree/or not
    Grown women dont tell all their secrets,positions/they walk in silence
    I have no fight with you at all/have a good day/no snark. I mean it.

  • entro

    @C I can appreciate your youth and how you want to believe the past is the past but you are in denial of you think certain.attitudes don’t exist today. Ill refer to an incident that happened in your lifetime: j timberfake rips Janet’s top off and then says he didn’t know SHE was going to expose herself and left her to take all the blame for HIM ripping HER top off. The old folk were not surprised at what they called this” two Bob” behavior

  • QCastle

    @Bren82

    Please dont rewrite history or get a sudden case of amnesia. What when you are casted as the Mammy? How about the Sapphire? How about the Jezebel? Did you forget about all those other roles?

  • entro

    *if*

  • QCastle

    @C

    Dont come here feeling all persecuted. You are the one who accused “entro” of cock blocking because of her choice of men. She didnt say anything about who you like. Stop projecting. You do sound young. Grow up!

  • QCastle

    @entro

    I just read that comment about my mother. Chicks like “C” try to position themselves as the new modern black woman but let them talk…give them enough rope to hang themselves, they reveal themselves to be the same ole’ run-of-mill hoodrat.

  • entro

    @C little sister, there was nothing to win. just want us to be able to share our experiences civily. We don’t have to attack each other to prove our point. You did do all those things you said you didn’t, that’s how we got started. I didn’t defend q just her point theres a difference. I hope you can experience a true relationship with whomever you choose, there are some good men out there.

  • C

    *giggles*

    word

    Is that what happened/who told you

    Im not f******g Justin/or anyone at the moment if you are interested

    I only need one

    quite aware racism/sexism exists/know my history

    Have you ever heard of Dunbar Village

    Ill F****k whomever I please

  • C

    Yeah. Ok.@entro- whatever you say my Black sister. Have a good day.

    @qon

    B*****H! DO I KNOW YOU

    THEN WHY ARE YOU HOLLERING OUT MY NAME

    I GOT NOTHING FOR YA

    I LOVE MEN

  • entro

    @C there you go again missing the whole point and being profane when its not necessary.
    No one told me-i saw it. It was shown over and over and in slow motion
    …please
    Little sister….stop it

  • http://www.flipthegame.net Mack

    You haven’t dated everyone, just certain ones. But that’s neither here nor there. To come on a black site and make the comments about black men you made, tells me tons about you.

    One: you come across as an attention whore. I gather that by the amount of back and forth you got going on with myself and others.

    Two: you like creating drama. Hence why you made such an inflammatory comment on a black site.

    Three: you think you’re better than other black folks…as if you’re some hybrid race of your own. But whites, asians and hispanics still see you like the rest of us. You’re still a nigga and other bad terms that you claim scarred you from dealing with men of your own race.

    Funny how you never mention the terms people of other races use to describe you that are worse than words like b*tch and hoe. I guess you won’t be dating any men period, because all races of people speak bad about black folks.

    And not dating brothers doesn’t actually hurt us. Its probably did us a great service. Thanks for the heads up. Now some poor white guy can deal with your obvious unresolved daddy and self-esteem issues. Tell him I said good luck and thanks for taking you off the market.

  • QCastle

    @entro

    Pearls before swine.

  • Socially Maladjusted

    . , , as they say they say

    throw a stone at a pack of dogs ^^ and the one who barks loudest is . . .

    LMAO!

    My work is done –

    here.

  • C

    Uumm.Yeah. Ok. Watch the company you keep. Have a good day @entro

    @qon

    Coming from the likes of you/a snake doesnt change its spots

    Everything youve written today makes me say O.M.M.F.G and then L.O.L followed by R.O.T.F.L.M.A.O

    I STILL GOT NOTHING FOR YA

    Dont address me ever again from this point and I will do the same for you.

  • C

    @So

    *KISS TEET*

  • C

    @Mack

    my comments wont post but I will def catch you later

  • iQgraphics

    I have a thing for black girls.
    i don’t have a thing for white women
    and was turned off by the vid.

    so there

    it’s his [chester's] prerogative to have his… uhh “Thing” for whomever he chooses.
    I am not impressed and have nothing more

  • JayBequiet

    @Jess Whats the typical black women in america? As i remember, there are so many shades, body types and sizes its impossible to find the typical black women. Unless you’re referring to the typical black women you usually see in the media because they depict and embody black femininity oh so well. (<<that last statement is sarcasm, by the way)

  • TheBestAnonEver, Part 2

    I love you guys, but damn!

    black American women = professional complainers

  • Alexandra

    I wasn’t offended, not seeing what some people are talking about. Meh, we all interpret things differently, I’ll respect that. I do think articles like these contribute to why there are less and less Blacks chosen for anything media related: too risky.
    Black girl? Why not highlight the obvious trait? Objectified? No, don’t really see it. If there a bunch of men (god forbid White/Chester French) in the video, I still think people would find a way to make it a historical racial thing. Perhaps that’s why they chose a White woman, they’re playing it safe.

    And I don’t think the Black woman in the video looks masculine. She has a gorgeous smile & clearly the best thing about this video.

    I suspect this was another bait article that brought out the usual suspects.

  • arlette

    @QCatle
    I think we all know Qon is either the most self-hating black woman ever or a black man who hates black women. i feel sorry for anyone who has that much anger and hate in their hearts. No matter what the topic is he/she always finds a way of making black men seem like the most faultless humans on earth and black women as the most evil things. Qon what do you want, for one of us to say that we truly are evil, that we don’t deserve black men, that we need to work on ourselves to be good enough for black men? What.

  • http://ladycaz.com Cassandra

    This is so personal to me. I wrote something about the “objectification” of black girls by non black men who say they have a “thing” for black girls. Check it out at ladycaz.com.

  • princ essa

    I co sign this, lol. seriously if chester french likes black women maybe they like lesbianic black women who like white women. lol lol lol its their prerogative.

  • simplyme

    This is ridiculous The song itself is super cute. Its an innocent pop song by a guy who just really likes Black girls. Don’t read to hard into it…

    The director tried get all sexual lesbian artsy with the video and it was… meh…but if you just listen to lyrics there’s absolutely nothing objectifying about it.

    “This ain’t no fetish, ain’t objectifying no one
    I reject your deconstruction of my taste
    But ignoramus always look in my direction
    They’re so frustrated I don’t keep it in the race
    Like they’ve never seen this before
    Like it’s 1954
    But the whole world’s turning brown and who cares

    [Hook]
    I’ve got a thing for black girls
    La, la la la la, la la, la la la la la
    Yeah, my mom says
    I’ve got a thing for black girls
    La, la la la la, la la, la la la la la
    You know I got some love for black girls
    Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

    Well I have tried to taste the rainbow in my life
    I’ve sampled many different flavors I enjoy
    It’s not to say I wouldn’t settle down with Sally
    Dilly dally with her heart like it’s my toy
    I’ve been to England a few times
    And it’s common over there
    Plus the whole world’s turning brown and who cares

    [Hook x2]
    (I’m ? so what)
    (And I need to know, where’s all the love for black girls)
    (No the girl don’t need no tan)
    (I keep on ballin’ hard for black girls)

  • HopeChest

    Princ essa,

    Do some research on Chester French before you attempt to write any more dumb ish.

    You act like non-black men can’t genuinely be attracted to black women, except to fetishize them on some level. All you took from the video was that he’s into lesbianic black women? Btch, what are you on?

    Ugh. Stop looking so deep into this and take it for what it is…

    The video was a miss, but the song says all that needs to be said.

    Some of ya’ll black women are too much on here. I hope to gawd your public life is different and/or better.

  • http://N/A blackrose

    often times when dark skin black women are potrayed it is for the sake of really reductionist roles. or extreme fetishization seen here. the dark skin is meant to be dark, for contrast and the idea of consuming the ‘other’

  • MsGem77

    Agreed…Indeed!

  • maria

    Oh! What a coincidence! I happen to have a thing for Chester French ;-)

  • asha

    dem love black girls…i know rel people who feel d same…why this is news?? because white people singing it? i don’t give a damn.

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  • HopeChest

    Sorry about that Princ essa. I misread your post and I stand corrected.

  • Devra

    Meh, not that impressed with the lyrics or video. As a Black Woman (dark complected) and living this adult life as long as I have, a thing for black girls doesn’t make me say “Ooooh he’s objectifying me!” Chester French is not the first and won’t be the last, he just has a video to show his preference. And that is all it is: Won’t stop my world from turning.

  • http://blackonpurpose.blogspot.com/ gryph

    “but rarely are black women seen as the All-American girl next door.”

    you’ve had dozens of shows with safe middle class black women in them (i.e. the girl next door). laura winslow? ashley banks? why is it that danielle’s does consider those girls girl next door types.

    you’d think that they’d have to be hanging of a white guy for them to recognized as all-american (whatever that means). as culturally adept as she is, that pretty white supremist on danielle’s part. when will black people leave that `box’?

  • http://www.tamaratwhite.com Tamara

    I don’t have an issue with the song or the video. I think in listining to the song it is important to put this in perspective. First, they are two men in their mid-20s. The majority of male artists in their 20s of any ethnicity have very sexually charged music and videos and their lyrics generally don’t have anything to do with marriage or long term relationships. I don’t think Chester French should be judged by a different standard than other artists or musicians.
    Second, the band was signed by Pharrell in 2007 then attracted offers by Kanye, Jermaine Dupri, Pharrell and Jimmy Iovine. With this type of support, I can imagine that they are surrounded by many black women who they inevitably found attractive. In addition, one of the bandmates has his bachelor’s degree in African American studies.
    We are living in a brave new world. People like what they like and at the end of the day I’m happy that one more sister working in the entertainment industry was able to earn a paycheck doing something she loved and looking beautiful at the same time.

  • Rosey

    I agree.

  • Rosey

    Yall complain about EVERYTHING.

  • BARBEEZDOLL

    i thought it was sexy. i believe people are reading to much into this video, come-on people lets be honest. everybody has been with a white woman, asian woman, and latina woman. we the black woman are the last frontier. the curiosity makes them want to kill the cat lol

  • C

    *Black women are the last frontier*

    Why do you think there are so many light skin Blacks with so many different eye colors and hair textures and skin shades,etc all over the Americas. These Blacks came about largely through Black women and mostly white men(willingly or unwillingly) and it has been going on for hundreds of years. Please read a history book. Its only in the here and now that people think this is shocking and something new and Black women should really be ashamed; Your low self esteem and inferiority complexes are showing.

  • C

    And Africa too. It happened in Africa too.

  • Rob

    You just can make everybody happy.

    i liked the video and the music, I never heard of Chester French but I will check him out now. Kind of a Black Keys vibe, with a little Oasis thrown in. not bad

    And both of the ladies were hot to me.

  • Rob

    can’t

  • PoeticQueen

    I found your site by looking for a recent interview of Chester French…your title angers me very much so! People like you always want to find the negative in something. Chester French knows exactly what they were doing when they became absent in the video. Things that interest the American society..Lesbians, sex, and nudity. They have a true interest in Black women and wanted to make a video that would give the video BUZZ and raise controversy! These guys aren’t stupid, their Harvard graduates and knew what needed to be done to get their message out there without it being easily forgotten and dismissed. It obviously worked if everyone is talking about it. I’m still waiting for you to state your titles question by the way: Is the feeling mutual? You had no intention of addressing the matter, what a joke you are! Also I feel as though your focusing more on the video then the LYRICS…”Where’s the love for Black Girls” SMH

  • Kaneesha

    I’ve been a fan of Chester French since their first single and they’re jokesters. You’ve taken the laughter /love out of the song and have demonized the band as well as the song. The lead singer of the band has been in a relationship with a black girl and he also has a degree in African American Studies from HARVARD. Did you do any research on them before you criticized them? Its not the first song they’ve made like this you know. As a black girl myself the song made me like Chester French a little bit more where as in reading this article of yours has done the opposite effect for you. The feeling is mutual because I do have a thing for Chester French.

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