*During a recent segment on HuffPost Live, comedian W. Kamau Bell shared his thoughts on what’s in store for Lupita Nyong’o, and white America’s over-the-top fixation on her beauty and talent.
Bell believes the Oscar winner is being exploited by white media.
“I’m less worried, because she seems to know that. She seems to have an awareness of that, which is why the speech she gave was so amazing,” Bell said. “ She seems to have an awareness of wanting to own herself — no pun intended.”
“And it’s good if white people want to own you, it’s just bad when they actually do. So I think she’s going to be fine, I just hope the doors of the industry keep opening up for her so she can do things more diverse. I don’t want to see ’13 Years A Slave’ from her.”