Whitewashing History? The New Nefertiti Bust Has Sparked Controversy

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Early this week on United States television show “The Today’s Show”, they had a segment where they unveiled the new bust of Neffertti, and people, well black twittter mostly, was higly upset to the extent that they were losing their minds.

Do you guys know who neffertiti is?

If not, let us give you a little history 101.

One of the most mysterious and powerful women in ancient Egypt, Nefertiti was queen alongside Pharaoh Akhenaten from 1353 to 1336 B.C. and may have ruled the New Kingdom outright after her husband’s death. Her reign was a time of tremendous cultural upheaval, as Akhenaten reoriented Egypt’s religious and political structure around the worship of the sun god Aten. Nefertiti is best known for her painted sandstone bust, which was rediscovered in 1913 and became a global icon of feminine beauty and power.

Okay now that you have a little background information you can understand why black twitter was upset. First of all,  Nefertiti is Black, we all know she was black and now they are trying to alter facts and make this iconic black woman white though she was not.

Here is a video that documented the moment centries old fact was whitewashed live on TV.

Now, take a look at the social media reaction to the new bust of Nefertiti.

https://twitter.com/Call_Tyrone_/status/960715294607101952

https://twitter.com/Quote_me_on_it/status/960676710906843136

https://twitter.com/MisRavenSymone/status/960677845466050561

2 COMMENTS

  1. This is ridiculous, yes the new sculpture it pretty trash. But I’m not sure why everyone’s so angry over this topic. Nefertiti was not black, nor was she white. She was a mix of African, European, and Asian. She’s of Egyptian decent, and that’s what they were mixed of then. The new sculpture doesn’t look white or “whitewashed”, it’s just less accurate of what she looked like…. let’s be real people.

  2. Egyptians were neither caucasian neither black. Genetically they are closest to modern day egyptians and middle easterns. On murals and statues they used different skin colors, facial features, hair and clothes for egyptians and other races. They scanned the mummy’s skull and buit the muscles and skin on top of her skull. The small details like eyebrows eyes etc might be off but her face shape is more accurate than the sculpture. Don’t understand the reason for the uproar. There were a lot of great kings and queens in Central and South Africa to be proud of.

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