It’s one thing to have an opinion about a child (which you should not), but it’s a whole other thing to feel the need to express it on social media where that said child can see it.
This is what happened to Marsai Martin, who received some online bullying on Sunday night during the BET Awards when she announced the award for Best Female Hip-Hop Artist that went to Megan Thee Stallion.
Wearing an ash blonde wig with her signature glasses and adorable smile, the 16-year-old Black-ish star looked like she was having a ball as a presenter, but shortly after her category, she noticed that folks were teasing her looks.
This prompted the pint-sized movie producer to clap back and remind her haters to be kind.
“Sorry some of y’all 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. I like it. Chile I’m 16 this year, let me live. I’m trying to stay sane in quarantine. Enjoy the #BETAwards,” she wrote on Twitter.
Often times, people like to get snarky on Twitter and I get it, but regardless of Marsai’s celebrity status, she is still a child; a Black girl at that. Thankfully, she has thick skin, which we see in this video she posted, where at first Marsai appears teary-eyed but really is unbothered by it all. Peep the end and she uses to blow her nose.
AN ENTIRE MOOD!
Of course, her fans had her back. Here are some of the best Twitter reactions to Marsai’s post and some serious words of encouragement. We love to see it!
Marsai Martin Claps Back At Haters Who Made Fun Of Her Blond BET Awards Wig was originally published on hellobeautiful.com
Listen. Just point me in the direction of the people out here talking trash about this child's appearance. Marsai Martin got 5011 play Black aunties that will pull up. https://t.co/uKzPvkAMc7— Shanita Hubbard (@msshanitarenee) June 29, 2020
Y’all talking shit about Marsai Martin? She is a child. What is wrong with y’all?— crime-solving devil, it makes sense (@itsmewhiteman) June 29, 2020
Girl not these grown ass folks talking bout a 16 year old..... pic.twitter.com/nIWdJuNwmV— talk to me nice . (@ageeezyy) June 29, 2020
You grown ass mfs really coming for Marsai Martin’s looks when she’s only 16?? Find a hobby please and leave that child alone! pic.twitter.com/fhJbosXz3g— Amina (@animaxali) June 29, 2020
Marsai Martin made history at 14 as the youngest executive producer in Hollywood. TRUST she can call her own shots. Just celebrate this young queen!! 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾 👑👑👑 https://t.co/uGYHizMHvb— Natasha S. Alford (@NatashaSAlford) June 29, 2020
While y’all are worried about her appearance, did you catch her message?!?! Have you contacted the Kentucky DA? Is it on your to-do list?!?! Y’all worried about a lace front while this Queen is tryna get you worried about the front lines! 🙄✊🏽— Simone Slaughter (@alwaysimone) June 29, 2020
Girl you have done more in 16 than most in a LIFETIME...Live ya life...haters go do they job too chile... pic.twitter.com/0e8aNHfyka— Action1Radio™ (@Action1Radio) June 29, 2020
That Marsai Martin stuff is precisely what irritates me #onhere. Like yes, have opinions, constructive criticism of celebs, dislike art, etc but GAHDAMN you do not have to critique absolutely everything! How is a beautiful black girl SLAYING her dreams not where u draw the line??— ❤Mina_Mosley❤ (@DSTBlaze) June 29, 2020
@marsaimartin You are beautiful lil sis! Keep doing you boo!— Paloma Dora Freewoman! (@SportzAuraDora) June 29, 2020