When America is being engulfed in racial rhetoric why not capitalize on your victimized past? Even if it probably never happened.
Actress, celebrity, and Oscar winner Halle Berry is the latest Hollywood hypocrite to jump on the race bandwagon and complain about her supposed “racist” classmates from when she was in high school.
However, the beautiful Berry didn’t count on one thing: Her classmates are calling BS! Residents from the town where she grew up are calling out her exaggeration and bringing the race-baiting attempt back to reality.
“The X-Men actress says she was bullied ‘because of the color of my skin,’” People
“Because my mother was white and my father was black… we got called Oreos and names, and kids just didn’t understand, so we were different,” Berry was quoted as saying.
“We were the brunt of a lot of jokes. So, I think my need to please and my desire to achieve was because I was constantly trying to prove that I was as good as the other white students. I felt very ‘less than,’ and I thought, ‘If I can beat them at everything, then I can be as good as them,’” she continued.
As joeforamerica.com points out, a Facebook group titled “You know you grew up in Bedford” is focused on keeping people from that small town in Ohio in touch with each other. It has quickly become a platform for people to refute Berry’s claims with firsthand experience.
While no one has walked in Berry’s shoes we can’t say that she has never experienced any racism or even bullying from other kids – WE ALL HAVE – it would seem that her victimization seems a tad far fetched since she was a cheerleader, editor of the school newspaper, and even the prom queen. Come on Halle! Out of 1500 students at your school blacks made up 15% and you managed to get voted prom queen?!? Doesn’t sound like “hate” to me. But whatever…fuel those fires.
Her classmates, likewise, share a differing opinion:
“Class of ’86 here…..I didn’t know Halle personally so while I certainly can’t speak to her individual experience I can speak to how I looked at her and how all of my friends looked at her in high school,” posted one user named Rachel.
“My female friends (black and white) and I thought she was gorgeous and wanted to look like her while my male friends (black and white) had massive crushes on her and wanted to date her. Curious also that she left out the fact she was elected Prom Queen by the entire student body, black and white,” she continued.
One former classmate agreed with Berry saying that on occasion she was called “Oreo,” except it was by other blacks. Not whites.
Another fine example folks of how true racism gets diminished by false victimization and another whiny Hollywood liberal loses all respect.