Bunmi Mojekwu and Amplify Dot

I came across our latest UK Twitter “spat” over at earlier today, and from what I gather it all started when female emcee Amplify Dot tweeted that Eastenders star Bunmi Mojekwu (who plays Merci in the soap) “is wedge” (meaning thick). But this didn’t go down too well with Bunmi.  Click HERE to read.

Then came the insults and to my surprise Bunmi held her own. Click HERE to read more.

But it was the remarks below from Amplify that caught my attention.

You would expect remarks of that nature (above) from racists and National Front/BNP members, not from a fellow black female.

*shaking my head*.

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  1. … how even in 2011 we still have youth that are subtly convinced that they are above being AFRICAN… OR LOOKING AFRICAN…is amazingly shameful to me
    THE COMMENTS FROM the rapper kinda show a little bit of an advanced ignorance about being african or having particular features….. its a shame
    some may say its not about africans and more about my girl looking like a baboon … but i dont buy it…!!
    its not a good look for dot amplify!!

    i hope she figures out some kinda apology
    because thats actually out of order and
    its juvenile but it says a lot!!!!!
    if people start coming after .amplify for her looks or dress sense … or possible sexual preference i hope she’s ready…..
    cos its not always good to open up a can of worms!
    bullying people can go back and forth!!

  2. never heard of the DJ, her comments you would expect from a racist so as they come from her she is a self hating person who has issues and needs to check herself before she wrecks herself.


    oh yeah very good points from @tymusic

  3. Cosign Ty

    I used to get the same type of jip back in school from so called West Indian school pupils when my name was called out in class aswell as laughs and giggles under the breath. They seemed to conveniently ignore the fact that they didn’t get to the West Indies by swimming and that they weren’t always on that side of the Atlantic.

    As for this Dot Amplify “woman”(still confused), she is not very smart because the banana joke would be directed at her aswell if she was in a room with NF and BNP supporters. What, does she think that she can escape being called a monkey, a coon, a nigger, a wog, a nig nog etc by skiffling her headtop and doning some European 80’s raybans type specs? It is a shame that even today, some of our people are still living in denial.

  4. Damn what a fool that girl is, I’m so annoyed I’m going to leave it at that, how would she feel if people started attacking her for being a lesbian, now I don’t know if she is but she sure as hell looks like one

  5. A lesbian? Now the look and the behaviour is starting to make sense. I’ve never understood the lesbian status. You have two women, one will act and behave like a woman should, then you will have the other who acts and behaves like man, dresses like a man, talks like a man and looks like a man. What the heck, you turned lesbian because you hate men, why are you now trying to emulate the very sex that you despise? Talk about confusion. If you hate men then completely shed any and all vestiges to do with them. Stop trying to have one foot in and one foot out.

  6. Amplify Dot has the same issue some black people have, they believe that light skin blacks are above dark skin blacks. If putting down other people make her feel good or give her a few minutes of fame I don’t believe she will change.

  7. My mouth dropped open when I read the banana comment. I saw this as Amplify’s way of being discriminatory about her dark complexion without actually going there. I for one find the actress that plays Mercy beautiful (not feeling the weave) but that aside see nothing wrong with her at all. Glad she stood up for herself amongst that nonsense. Twitter really does reveal the mindsets of some of our people. So tired of this dumbass mentality.

  8. Hmmm,

    I am bit confused,

    Africans have the most various phenotypes and skin tones in the world, there is no such thing as African traits.

    As far I am aware of, Other Non-Africans share common traits with some Africans, such as wide nose, full lips etc…

    Odd enough, some will say they do kinda look alike if you remove this awful weave to Mercy.

    As usual Black people are their worst enemy.

  9. @LondonDiva

    Bunmi Mojekwu (mercy) may be a good, well known actress and she could even be a good and decent person at heart. I congratulate her for the accomplishments she has made in her life as a young Black woman, but I disprove of you calling her ‘beautiful’ when you full well know that isn’t the case. Not only is it dishonest, but patronising aswell. In not honest opinion, I believe the banana comment was a shot at her facial features rather than her dark complexion. I’m not condoning what she said, which was completely uncalled for, but it’s painfully obvious to anyone who takes so much of a quick glance at miss Mojekwu that we won’t be seeing her anywhere near FHM’s top 10 most sexiest women or being revealed as the new face of victoria’s secret. anytime soon.

    Amplify Dot was in the wrong, let’s just leave it at that.

  10. Albert square is no glam square anyhow. No one dresses to kill over there and looks glam at anytime even when they are supposedly supposed to. I haven’t really watched this girl in action that much, but the time i watched her she somehow looks out of place in eastenders. i don’t know if it’s the script writers who don’t know what to do for her or whatever, but there is some kind of uneasiness and not belonging factor when i watched her. Maybe I am wrong.

    I don’t even understand why she bothered to respond to this attack. It wasn’t worth it. DJ Cameo must have had her reasons for doing it, like generating some publicity for herself. Who knows.

  11. Wow – How terrible! Twitter is a front for a lot of people who don’t have the guts to be honest and upfront in a face-to-face capacity. Never heard of this MC before so if she was after recognition, it worked! I however do not think her comments mean that she has a lack of self awareness or ‘anti-African’, for that matter, I think we are reading too much into it – she is just an ignorant, dumb and foolish coward!

  12. @Southwesttwo Eh? You “disprove” of LondonDiva calling Bunmi beautiful? Why? Because you personally do not find her attractive?

    And the “FHM’s top 10 most sexiest women” and “the new face of victoria’s secret” comment shows me EXACTLY the kind of women you’re down for.

  13. Southwesttwo :
    Bunmi Mojekwu (mercy) may be a good, well known actress and she could even be a good and decent person at heart. I congratulate her for the accomplishments she has made in her life as a young Black woman, but I disprove of you calling her ‘beautiful’ when you full well know that isn’t the case. Not only is it dishonest, but patronising aswell.

    Dishonest? You really need to check yourself because you questioning my comment says more about YOU than it does about me. I don’t patronise people. I tell the truth. Sucking up/telling lies to feed a persons ego is not in my bag of tricks. TRUST! Would you have even bothered to quote me had Bunmi been 12 shades lighter, 50lbs lighter, a straighter nose and a waist length Indiam Remy weave??? I HIGHLY doubt it.

    I stand by what I said TENFOLD. I think Bunmi Mojekwu is BEAUTIFUL and WHAT? Maybe you want me to be continually biggin up the favoured types in our community like Halle, Nia and Saana etc. Women who are Black but possess European like features that makes it ‘OK’ to give them the thumbs up in the beauty stakes, but when it’s done to an actress that doesn’t fit the ‘standard’ I’m the one with the issue. Sitcho 1950’s, drinking from the separate water fountain arse down!

    It’s in the eye of the bloodclart beholder. Ah fi mi eye dem when I turn pon BBC1 and see my girl on my TV. I know what I see. I know what I find beautiful.

    You must think I got time to sit here and conform to your way of thinking of what you think beauty represents. God forbid if you ever saw the different types of men I find sexy and attractive. Ah heart attack would seriously dead yuh fi true.

    As for those that know of my online personality (which is exactly the same in real life) through Twitter and my blog, you know that I am one of the most outspoken, and honest people. I don’t do, nor like bullshit, so will NEVER dish it to anyone who reads what I write. What do I have to gain from complimenting Bunmi? Absolutely nothing. There are some folks who may find Bunmi pretty/attractive/beautiful but afraid to say it as they are concerned about the opinions others may throw at them for doing so. Not me.

    Like I said… I stand by what I said.

    And it’s fucking sad that in 2011 I have to sit here and type in my defense that I find this particular Black woman beautiful all because in your head she doesn’t conform to YOUR standard of beauty.

    I can respect other people’s opinions if they didn’t find her attractive, because as an ADULT I realise and understand that opinion of individuals vary. No one person on the planet is everyone’s cup of tea when it comes to ticking boxes in the looks department. Keep your opinion about Bunmi real and true to YOU, and don’t go around trying to disparage MY opinion of her.

    I hope you’ve learned something for the day.

    **now excuse me whilst I go off to bow down in front of my shrine of lightskindness and ‘good hurr’ images**

    -Some of my people seriously need to get well soon in this day and age. I need to find the cure, bottle it and sell it.

  14. It makes a change being a spectator for once and not being involved in a war on Madnews. I must say that London Diva is right, only in a totalitarian/dictatorship one world order system does everybody agree with each other and there is no difference of opinion. We are NOT all suppose to agree on the same things, we are supposed to have different opinions on topics and bring our different opinions together in debate to strengthen, try and sharpen our swords against one another, this is normal and the way life is meant to be.

    The “collectivist” mindset is an extremely dodgy and dangerous one. We are all individuals and should retain our individuality at all times, including individual opinions and not be pressured into change by others. A collectivist mindset is exactly what the governments of the world are attempting to bring in as we speak, a mindset where the thoughts and needs of the “group/party” take priority over the needs and thoughts of the individual. I am just glad to see that there are people here willing to express themselves and not conform to a status quo.

    A difference of opinion is healthy.

    @ LondonDiva

    Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrap, you licked off some serious cannon fire.

  15. @Sundance

    SW2 is going to have to load up and come back with some serious fire power to tackle that heavy frontal assault:

  16. Love that scene! Too bad most of the rest of the movie was *meh*.

    Anyway, LondonDiva, yourself and Nubiahbella sum it up perfectly.

    We have been soooooo brainwashed!!!

  17. For real and it is about time that ALL black people immediately implemented a decontamination and deprogramming process to shed the conditioning and indoctrination that we have been exposed to all of our lives.

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