Tyra Banks has got to be the dumbest most ignorant female in television in any decade. She had this to say about the disparity between dark skin sistas and LSLH chicks who have taken over the entertainment industry:

"I’m more interested in fighting for the racial mix of the cast [of ANTM]. Dark-skinned black girls are usually not famous — if you think of black girls, it’s light-skinned girls like me or Beyoncé or Halle Berry. When I’m casting a dark-skinned black girl on Top Model, I’m sending a message to the little girl watching at home that she is beautiful." (Source)

Hey Tyra, we don't think our little black girls need you to send a message to tell them they're beautiful. If it wasn't for the immature misguided BOYS running this industry you wouldn't be a blip on anyone's radar screen, sugar.

Anyway, here are a few celebrities who don't need Tyra Banks to tell them a dark skin sista is beautiful. They already know! :)

Pictured above: Actor/comedian Anthony Anderson and his wife Alvina met in college. They married in 1995 and have two children together.

CSI: Miami actor Adam Rodriguez squired a pretty young sista to the 48th Television Festival of Monte Carlo in Monaco, France yesterday.

More pics after the break!

IT MUST BE LOVE
You can't tell Denzel Washington his wife isn't beautiful. Many groupies have tried but failed to break this couple up!

Tell Usher he doesn't love his cinnamon bun, Tameka Foster-Raymond, and you might get cut!

LIKE THEY JUST MET
Singer David Bowie and ex-Supermodel Iman know the secret to longevity in your marriage: respect and deference (look it up).

The husband of Keesha Sharp (Monica on Girlfriends) thinks she's the most beautiful woman in the world.

Photos: Splash News and Wireimage/Getty

  • Terry .W

    Iman just looks better and better with age....style and grace all the way!

    Tyra....Please shut up and sit down...how is she going to blatantly bundle herself in there with Beyonce and halle...talk about lack of modesty and getting a little ahead of herself...sheesh!

  • MOCHAMOMMY

    Can someone tell Tyra that she's neither beautiful (just funny lookin with green eyes, imo) or lslh? The women pictured have something that Tyra cant seem to find in any season of ANTM: HUMILITY

  • Anna

    I love Anthony Anderson. Ha Ha Sandra, for putting Tameka in the mix.

  • CherishMe

    --LOVE Denzel and his wife....
    --Adam Rodriguez is my fav actor on CSI Miami...suprised to know he is married to a black woman...but still a beautiful thing. He is sexy too might I add.

    Black is beautiful in whatever shade.I dont know why the industry tries to put on this front like dark skinned women are not beautiful. I am a dark skinned sista who has no issues with my skin color and to hell with anyone that does.

  • Made4Success

    TYRA Shut the hell up and TO THE CORNER NOW! Agree with MochaMommy, green eyes is about the most exotic thang you got going, oh and some cute lace-fronts, at times.

    Denzel and Paulette are my Marriage Idols. So fly and fierce they are!

    Adam Rodriguez on a scale of 1 to 10 is a 15 in my book, so attractive! Sandra, you done messed up letting me know he likes chocolate (whipping out pen to write a fan (stan) letter)sistas and praying he like a little pork on his fork, wit'dat. If he like Chocolate and Plus-Sized I'm in there!

  • LovelyLady

    First let me say Tyra is a mogul on her own........but HOE SIT DOWN..........dis b*tch is ugly as all f*ck without any makeup I iseen that episode when she went to prison i dare her to compare herself to B or Halle Trick please

  • Sharonda

    Oh Tyra, is that right?She think she like this messiah or something?Hm.
    Adam Rodriquez been on my radar too.I think that's the only reason why I watch CSI Miami.
    David Bowie must be putting it good to Iman.

  • DCREALEST

    I agree with Tyra. I mean its her opinion...right?

  • D.Ortiz

    Black is beautiful but Tyra is right, light skinned woman are seen more often in Hollywood.

    OMG I just thought about when I was volunteering at a local YMCA in a predominate black community, their were 3 and 4 year olds harassing other kids about their skin tone. I was baffled to hear children being called chocolate, tootsie roll, blackie, and referring to themselves as light skinned. One lil boy I was reading a book to pointed at a page and said that is me right there, what he pointed to was a white child. So I asked him why is that you and he responded cause Im light skinned, and keep in mind he was Usher's complexion.

  • PAGESINADIARY

    yeah anthony likes dark skinned sisters alright. he is a cheater though!!! he is not a role model. he married a dark skinned sister. maybe i should give him credit for cheating with a dark skinned ister. i dont think so. he does not get any kudos from me.

  • mizzdallas

    And they say Tyra is the next Ophrah NOT..... Ophrah has said some dumb ish but nothing this MAJOR. Tyra dont need a time out she need a REAL HOOD chic to tell her B.I.T.C.H shut HELL up!!!!

  • NYCUTIE

    I disagree with Tyra cause when most people think of "black people" light skin people aren't black enough..

  • DCREALEST

    let us not forget how many "brothers" get hollywood and go find em a white girl.

    if what she said was untrue then why are all the black models in the states and abroad fighting to get a fare shoot when it comes to runway and print ads?

  • j-lo843

    @ Sharonda

    Girl hush your mouth..Adam is so sexy...and I tune in on CSI Miami everyday.

    Tyra is so double standard...she talks about what she fighting for and what she wants to do but yet she hasn't done anything about...and those dark skinned girls that are casted on her show be some of the first ones to get sent home.

  • solosigma

    The darker the berry...the SWEETER the juice! LOL! On the real, darker girls just taste better but they all taste great! LOL! I am all for role models of different shades for not just young girls but for our people in general. Our children are growing up not feeling good about themselves and part of that comes from the images they see on t.v. and other media. The other part is from parents who are not doing their jobs to build positive self-esteeem in their kids. If they did that, young girls would not need a Tyra. Think about it.

  • whatdoesitmatter

    Thank you, SR for posting these pics. It's good to see men appreciate women that look like my mother and my daughter. They are beautiful women, and black is beautiful at any shade. For some reason, this post has really made my day.

  • Made4Success

    @ j-lo843 >> Tyra is so double standard…she talks about what she fighting for and what she wants to do but yet she hasn’t done anything about…and those dark skinned girls that are casted on her show be some of the first ones to get sent home.

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    True! What happened to the camp she had for pre-teen/teen girls? I guess it was for their self-esteem, etc.???

  • KittyHummerKitty

    Great post Sandra!!!!

  • prynsexxx

    Judging from these pics I would have never knew!

    The body language of Anthony Anderson and his wife speaks volumes.

    Monica?!!!!!!! I never knew. Her dude looks a lil Tom Cruise'ish.

    Paulette is lookin' real sexy in her "younger" years. Get it girl. Show Denzel you can get fine with time as well.

    That's my whole plan. Damn I'm going to need a LOT of time. LOL

    As far as Tyra goes - I have NEVER thought or even considered her to be LSLH. We all know that Hellywood will have black women thinking that weaves and lacefronts are "their real huurr". Girl boo. Lightskinned? Girl bye!

  • kwallace577

    i just KNOW tyra banks did not include herself in a list with beyonce and halle berry. girl boo.

    and i will be SURE to tell my dark princess today when i get home how beautiful she is tyra. she has PLENTY of strong black women of all shades in her life that do so on a regular basis. so we don't need YOU doing OUR job.

    this is some of what is wrong with black america today. we are all caught up in what shade we are when we need to be trying to carpool to offset gas prices. in other words we are worrying about the WRONG shyt!

  • Sharonda

    j-lo843 Says:

    @ Sharonda

    Girl hush your mouth..Adam is so sexy…and I tune in on CSI Miami everyday.
    ^^^
    Same here, even on A&E, lucky for them showing more episodes!Ahhhhh his voice..man.Ok..Lol.Got off track.

  • missmiami

    Lets stop being crabs in a barrel. I am all for Tyra's message. The industry and even here on these streets black men look down on dark skinned sista's. Turn on your tv and it's over saturated with light skinned sista's and white women. These messages do influence our youth and they to need to know that just because it's light/white it doesn't automatically make you beautiful or mean that you are granted the world.

    JMO

  • Topnotch

    Tyra gets the hoe sit down award for today. She is neither a Halle or a Beyonce.

    Anywho that Anthony Anderson's wife is a hot clown mess! Black is beautiful but she is NOT! im sorry yall..i see youre keepin it cordial but somebody HAS to speak on it! I saw them at Alan Iverson's party in LA at the allstar a few years back dancing together. I thought she was his ugly cousin or sister..now i know....
    one thing i cant hate on is their love..i guess

  • http://www.smokiesays.blogspot.com/ Smokie

    I want to tell Tyra Banks that she is NOT light skinned, so she can just remove herself from that group. Next, she can look in the mirror and tell herSELF that she's beautiful because, clearly, her self image hangs on the false notion that she is LSWLH. She is BSWW. Brown skinned with Weave. Beyonce is LSWW. Let's get it straight on ALL levels.

    That is all.

  • http://notenoughrealmen.blogspot.com 2thick4u

    Tyra needs to put Kimora pussy in her mouth and shut up.

    I am so tired of people make comments like this.

    Everyone has their preference.

    White, light, dark, midnight blue...there is someone for everyone!!!

    By the way lovely couples!!!

  • MOCHAMOMMY

    Smokie, how do u really feel?

  • http://www.crys-thecrystalmethod.blogspot.com/ Crys

    smokie says:
    I want to tell Tyra Banks that she is NOT light skinned, so she can just remove herself from that group. Next, she can look in the mirror and tell herSELF that she’s beautiful because, clearly, her self image hangs on the false notion that she is LSWLH. She is BSWW. Brown skinned with Weave. Beyonce is LSWW. Let’s get it straight on ALL levels.

    That is all
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    PREACH!! my sentiments exactly....

  • http://www.smokiesays.blogspot.com/ Smokie

    I mean, for her to come out and say some wack ish like that is craaaaazy! Come on Tyra. If you are going to make a big deal out of something as insignificant as skin tones, at least be accurate....green eyes and light base don't make YOU light skinned. And then to compare herself to Halle Berry...? Halle is a caramel/light brown skinned sista who I'm SURE most men would pick over Tyra. Gabrielle is a bonefied brown sista who, again, would get chosen over Tyra. Tyra sit down -- you are NOT all that!

  • stefany

    I don't see Tyra doing sh*t for dark skinned women anywhere, I presonally feels like she walks the same line on her show that the media stereotypes, the majority of the girls on her show fit the pencil thin, pale white 12 year old boy body type that the fashions industry worships.. Look at her panel of clowns there all either white or gay..I stop watching her show after the first two seasons, I got bored very quickly.

    And as far as her classifying herself as light skinned, she better look again..How can she represent for dark girls and she don't even know what color she is.

  • hermosa

    Tyra needs to shut the f. . .k up. Bitch acts like she's Ghandi giving the world a scripture from the bible. She's talking about stick thin models. Little girls, light or dark skin, should not look up 2 models nor should they be watching ANTM.

  • kwallace577

    smokie chile if you don't preach! i can't stand her. ever since love and basketball i started to not like her, but after watching antm, and see how she dogs those girls and talks down to them....who the heck she think she is?? she is for sure on a high horse.

  • http://www.myspace.com/millyly milly

    Everyone looks great, and as far as Tyra I dont need her to tell me anything about my looks. And by the way her wigs are glued on crooked most of the time.

  • WHAT IS THE WORLD COMIN 2

    The black race is so FUNNY! We always have to say something so negative about each other especially about the skin. But you know what we can't help it because it all started from slavery when those white people stereotyped us amongst each other. The lighter you were the more worthy you were. "I GET'S TO STAY IN THE HOUSE MAS'SA (MASTER) AND THE DARKER ONES GOT DA STAY OUT SIDE!" And that bull has followed us all the way up too now. Thinking one id better than the other. White people have different shades too pale, fair, dark, even red but you don't hear them saying "OH THE MORE PALED WHITE PEOPLE ARE MORE BETTER BECAUSE THEIR WHITER". GET THE HELL ON WITH ALL THAT MESS. BLACK IS BLACK AND WHITE IS WHITE NO MATTER WHAT SHADE YOU ARE AND DON'T FORGET IT TYRA!!!!

  • blackgyrl

    I agree Smokie...
    I would not consider Tyra to be lightskinned like Halle or Beyonce so she gets a great big "GIRL BOO"!!!! I really cant stand this girl she really wants to be compared to these women Tyra chile sit yo azz down and STFU!!!

  • WHAT IS THE WORLD COMIN 2

    And let the truth be told. I don't considered myself dark or light I'm in between consider myself brown. But let someone come up to me that is a shade lighter then I'm considered dark to them. And let some one come up to me a shade darker I'm considered light compare to their complexion. So everybody is either darker or lighter to someone else's complexion. And their are some beautiful darker complexion girls that would knock some lighter skin girls out the box and guys. And there are a lot of celebrities that complexion are a little shade darker than Tyra that she can't even compare with.

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    Anna Says:

    I love Anthony Anderson. Ha Ha Sandra, for putting Tameka in the mix.

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    You know I had to! I can't hate on Ush for making a sista his wife. :)

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    Topnotch Says:

    Tyra gets the hoe sit down award for today. She is neither a Halle or a Beyonce.

    Anywho that Anthony Anderson’s wife is a hot clown mess! Black is beautiful but she is NOT! im sorry yall..i see youre keepin it cordial but somebody HAS to speak on it!

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    Wow... :( I sure hope all the women in your family are drop dead gorgeous and stay that way until they're 80.

  • http://FreshFromTheStreetz.blogspot.com Zuley

    Is it just me or does Anthony Anderson's wife look like the singer Ledsli or however you spell her name.

  • ELove

    Personally... I LOVE Chocolate ;-)

  • marshefen

    While Tyra is no Beyonce or Halle, I don't see anything wrong with her statement. I am DSLH and while my family always made me feel beautiful, I didn't always see people like me on tv growing up. I can't tell you how many times I've heard "You're pretty for a dark skin girl" and want to slap people. Some dark skinned girls may not feel that same confidence in their own skin and it's good to see beautiful women of all skin types and ethnic groups on the show. Maybe having more dark skinned celebrities and models will help other people see that black people are beautiful in every skin tone.

  • nyp

    umm, the dude from csi is puerto rican and cuban so it should come as no surprise that he's down for black women.

  • MzTee

    Sandra...did you watch the show in which Tyra made those comments. The show focused on colorism within the Black community and the affect it has on us in terms of how we treat one another, view one another, etc. You took Tyra's comments out of their proper context. Tyra should be commended for breaking down barriers for black models and showing America via ANTM all types of black beauty. There was absolutely nothing wrong with her statement.

  • Kymystry

    WOW ... Tyra Mail
    ... You are NOT Lightskinned..Not that it matters .. you are STILL BLACK ... No matter the hue .. I'm actually speechless ... smh ...

  • pinkvirgo

    marshefen Says

    You’re pretty for a dark skin girl

    This is the stupidest thing.I hate when ppl say that. It's actually a backhanded compliment.I have a friend that thinks she is throwed yella(gotta be from Houston)when shes really dirty red.lol She says thais "cute for a dark girl mess" all the time and I have to tell her being light does not automatically mean u r cute.We really have to stop that mess I remember my grandma telling me as a lil girl about staying out in the sun and what not and acting like getting dark is the worse thing in the world.But shes from the old school and I swear that slave mentality will not die.

  • pinkvirgo

    Oh and btw I think Pauletta is beautiful,always have no matter what everybody else thinks.

  • pinkvirgo

    Tyra is tooo goofy for me.I don't knock what shes doing but shes corny IMO.And she always makes it her business to TELL us how shes changing the world.Just do it and we'll see it.She finds a way to make every show relate to something in her life.IF she did a show on bisexual eskimos she'd either say she was an bi eskimo to mor she'd say shes been fighting for bi eskim rights since the 80's.

  • MAJAHINEVERYWAY

    I saw the show and I think Tyra meant well. The comment was kinda takin' out of context. I will say that it is getting old for us to hate on people about something they have no control over, like attractive looks or skin color. The reason I believe that I have never hated on any sister because of her looks or anything superficial is because she had nothing to do with it. Admire sisters because of their accomplishments or personality...THAT is something they actually had something to do with. I must say I am very thankful to my parents and God for the looks and skin color they gave me, but I have never been full of myself (even though people and their comments can blow your head up if you're not careful) and I have focused more on being more than an attractive woman. I want you to hate on me for that, not looks. (BTW, I am not light)It's stupid and oh so MINAH!

  • ms. hershey

    first things first... Adam Rodriguez is BEAUTIFUL, that man is practically the only reason I watch CSI Miami. Pauletta is WORKING it! I've always thought she was a beautiful sister. she's getting better and better with time :)

    as for Tyra... that broad is delusional. somehow she's convinced herself that she's this great "force" in the building of self esteem in young girls. SPARE ME. each time i hear her speak on the "plight" of black women, i want to spit. My thing is, if you have the brainpower of a flea, you may want to sit down and STFU. you have nothing of substance to say Tyra, stop trying to convince yourself otherwise.

  • Ray

    Damn my log in finally worked! I love Tyra and I think she is fucking gorgeous. But I think several of you are miscontruing her words. She's saying that she is trying to help kyds see that light skinned isn't the only beautiful black color by featuring darker women on her show. I'm sure there are some kyds that aren't watching "Girlfriends" or don't know who the hell Denzel's wife is...but they know Beyonce and Ashanti and they might be developing the misconception that their tones are the only beautiful black tones out there. You guys should read "The Bluest Eye." And stop hating on Tyra, she's fucking goregous.

  • http://www.myspace.com/shamiracb shamira-christine

    ugh! tyra gets under my skin...

    thx for reppin' for us dark[er]-skinned women. i already have a positive self-image; i don't think any light-skinned or dark-skinned celebrity had anything to do with it...my family and my upbringing did and to be honest, my positive self-image has a lot to do with the things i accomplish/goals i set than the way i look (tyra needs to redirect the msg she's "trying" to send to kids...)

  • PAHairston

    Tyra Banks is what you call "paper-sack brown", a term used decades ago by Howard U. students when attending certain frat and soro parties. You were not invited if you were not "paper-sack brown." Same goes doing the Harlem Renaissance. If you were not "light, bright damn near white" you were not part of the "in crowd", although folks like Zora Neale Hurston, a brown-skinned Diva, held her own back doing these innovative times because of her tremendous talents. (Stay in school younguns, knowledge is the key.)

    Sad but true, Tyra Banks speaks nothing but the truth. My grandmother, who could almost past for white, once told me that her mother advised her at an early age to marry a dark-skinned black man because he would take care of her and idolize or worship her, which he did. He built her a house back in the 40s that most black folks then could only dream of. His nickname was "Ben Blackie."

    Back to Hollywood standards. How many major black Hollywood male stars are "light, bright, damn near white" or even "paper-sack brown? Denzel? Eddie Murphy? Poitier? Martin Lawrence? Cosby? What color are they? Are their features black? Can we say the same for the few major female black stars? Halle? Beyonce? Hell, is that all I can name? Double standards anyone?

    Quick question: Why so much hate for Tyra? No matter how dilly she comes across sometimes, she's probably the only black female with not one but TWO tv shows going at the same time. We should support her if for only this reason. Now Oprah, she's become so white.

  • PAHairston

    One last thought. Since Lil Kim is now a light-skinned-ed sister, perhaps SandraRose can find out if Kim's making more money because of it? Getting more respect? More dark-skinned men worshiping her slutty ass? Just what ARE the advantages of being light-skinned in America? I'll tell you one thing for sure. We're all Negroes to the average white man!!!! We need to get our s*** together and concentrate on more important things, like surviving the next revolution, which WILL not be televised.

  • Anna

    @ PAHairston Says:

    Quick question: Why so much hate for Tyra? No matter how dilly she comes across sometimes, she’s probably the only black female with not one but TWO tv shows going at the same time. We should support her if for only this reason. Now Oprah, she’s become so white.
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    I don't like her because her talk show somehow always turns to her/about her. She is not a good interviewer. I like ANTM becase she is not on it for the entire 60 minutes. Yes she is successful, but with success comes hard work. I just think she tries to hard. If she is so beautiful why isn't she married. Even ugly ppl want someone to share their life with.

    LMAO about Lil Kim!

  • Bubbles

    Iman is beautiful,it's like she gets better with age.

  • marshefen

    PAHairston Says:

    One last thought. Since Lil Kim is now a light-skinned-ed sister, perhaps SandraRose can find out if Kim’s making more money because of it? Getting more respect? More dark-skinned men worshiping her slutty ass?
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    LOL!

  • heart2heart

    Tyra is beautiful and she is light skinned. Period. I love how we constantly put Beyonce and Halle on pedestals. We're just as WHACK as the white media!

    Having said that, I think that her statement is not totally true. For instance, in the model world, she is not considered the most famous Black female model. That goes to either Naomi Campbell or Iman who are both beautiful dark skinned black women.

  • SayMyName

    Tyra is insecure and jealous. Beautiful is beautiful in any shade from midnight black to snow white. And it's a shame if someone's daughter is looking to TV or the media to make her feel good about herself. My first idea of beauty was my own mother. And today I think the average girl in the hood supermarket is prettier than the made-up-plasticized females in the media.