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.
The big reveal! A first look at the bust of King Tut’s mother pic.twitter.com/fHdHH2QafB
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) February 5, 2018
Now, take a look at the social media reaction to the new bust of Nefertiti.
Nefertiti was not white. She was very dark.
— Marcia R Scott (@grandmascott1) February 5, 2018
But she's not supposed to be whi- I'm tired of this conversation. Keep lying to yourselves. pic.twitter.com/dqJJC7WPTo
— Le Bèbè (@sincerelykesle) February 5, 2018
If you had said Cleopatra I might believe it.
— C-Style 365 (@CStyle365) February 5, 2018
One of my white friends said, “…so Kristin Wiig is Nefertiti?!” 😭😭😭 pic.twitter.com/WBP02UjsZt
— portia m. (@IamMaserati) February 6, 2018