Muntari’s Wife Slams “Ignorant” Editor For Racial Comments

Menaye Donkor on the cover of New African Woman

Sulley Muntari’s wife, Menaye Donkor has taken a swipe at an African magazine editor who made racial comments against her and describing her as a non true African woman.

The controversy started after Menaye’s picture was used as the cover page of the April/May edition of the New African Women Magazine.

Her appearance on the cover page did not go down well with the editor of another African magazine who sent a perceived racial message to the editor of the New African women magazine.

It reads “hello Regina…to tell u the truth …it (the cover) is not representative to black African beauty, the major criticism we have is that the girl don’t look like black African, girl is too perfect and white, I FIND IT not very nice… putting perfect looking girls in front of covers!”

Reacting to the comment, Menaye Donkor (Miss Universe Ghana 2004) said “I am surprised to hear such ignorant remarks in this modern world that we live in.

“I thought people were much more educated and not so shallow minded to generalize and make such comments”.

“My question then sums up to: What African is? And How an African should look? I am a true African woman born and raised in Ghana by Ghanaian parents and amazing Ghanaian heritage.

“I therefore cannot understand why the colour of my skin would make me less of a good role model for other African women. It doesn’t matter how dark or light my skin is, I’m proud of my culture and I am proud to be representing Africa”. 

The infuriated wife of the AC Milan star added “Are we forgetting there are 54 countries in Africa and not all the people are dark skinned as it varies across the continent with some populations naturally darker than others.

“The focus here should not be the colour of one’s skin or how they look but rather how we as Africans can unite to build a stronger future for our children.”

Source: Umar Farouk Atipaga/Radioxyzonline.com

 

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