Marsai Martin 15-year-old black-ish star slammed back at haters who had some things to say about her hair and teeth during the 2020 BET Awards.
Watch: Marsai Martin address to haters
The Black-ish star Marsai Martin took to Twitter following the ceremony to address the haters on social media who criticized how her hair and teeth appeared when she presented Megan Thee Stallion with the Best Female Hip-Hop Artist award on Sunday night. After signing off the virtual ceremony, online trolls began criticizing Marsai’s appearance—specifically, many seemed to comment on her hair and teeth.
The Little actress quickly shut down the internet trolls with great responses on Twitter and Instagram. “Sorry, some all of you don’t like my hair. Or teeth … which are my actual teeth btw. Good thing I don’t put my effort into trying to please everyone,” she wrote, following the online judgement surrounding her looks. “I like it. Chile I’m 16 this year, let me live. I’m trying to stay sane in quarantine. Enjoy the #BETAwards.”
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On Instagram, Martin uploaded a one-minute video calling out the same people who commented on her appearance. “So, I was on Twitter, and a lot of people have been addressing my hair or talking about my hair, and how it looks like a ‘grandma’s wig.’ And they’re talking about my veneers, and this don’t look like a veneer to me,” she said, as she pulled out her retainer.
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“I’m sorry to anyone I’ve offended or haven’t gotten to your expectations about how I’m supposed to be. I apologize. I never want to hurt anyone’s feelings or have anyone worry about what my decisions are,” she continued, pretending to cry as she used a $100 bill to wipe away her fake tears.
Joking aside, she left her 2.4 million Instagram followers with one important message. Despite everything, Marsai took a moment to thank the BET Awards for continuing to celebrate and honor Black creatives.
“Thank you, @betawards, for recognizing myself and my peers.
Most major awards overlook young Black performers shows, so I can look forward to the BET Awards and the Image Awards to lift our talented youth performers,” she captioned her Instagram post.
“I appreciate every vote and ounce of support. I am so blessed to be able to do what I love and live out my dreams. I have been acting professionally for ten years, and am still at the very beginning of this journey.” “Y’all we are in quarantine, and we have more important things to focus on than my hair,” Martin closed. “Justice for Breonna Taylor.”