As one of the biggest Black beauty influencers around, Jackie Aina has experienced a fair amount of racist trolling. When you're someone who is very vocal about diversity and representation in the beauty industry, the haters come for you.
But Jackie is firing back.
Her latest Instagram posts show how far we all truly have to go for beauty representation in 2017.
"Why are you dressed like an African?" a user asked.
"You will never be a NIGERIAN if that was not your place of birth," another user said.
Aina was kind enough to block their names (too kind in my opinion), but it just highlights the amount of discrimination that she has to deal with as an influencer of color. From Jeffree Star calling her an "irreverent rat" to the hateful, racist comments she receives on her videos, Aina's had to deal with a lot more than she should.
In a Refinery29 video, Aina shared what it was like growing up and not being considered African enough.
"It was always a tug between being African in America, and what it's like being African but not from Africa," she said.