In order to express their anger, a group of beauty influencers have taken to Twitter, and this time, it’s not about Jeffree Star. The wrath of influencers such as Jackie Aina and Gabriel Zamora who called Amanda out for her tweets after the events at the Capitol on Jan. 6 has incited social media star Amanda Ensing. To learn more about the drama, keep on reading.
The Amanda Ensing Drama, Explained
During the pro-Trump riot in the US Capitol on Jan. 6, Amanda sent out a slew of tweets that at best, and worst, insulting and incredibly misinformed, came across as cringe-y. “There’s not enough popcorn in the world for what’s about to happen,” Amanda tweeted, referring to the growing Capitol mob.
Other influencers of beauty have been able to call her out. “This is entertainment to you? I’m embarrassed for you,” replied Gabriel Zamora.
Then, Amanda sent out another tweet that was even more polarizing and questionable in its messaging. “The left: I hate it here. America is embarrassing. Only we can riot & loot. Defund the police. Just do what the government tells you & don’t ask questions. The right: Let’s fight for freedom. We love the USA. Defend the Constitution. We support our Military & Law enforcement,” she tweeted.
Jackie Aina quickly responded, simply writing, “Defund Amanda Ensing,” and then cheekily added “*esther,” in reference to Amanda comparing herself to Esther from the Bible (Esther was the Jewish queen of Persian king Ahasuerus). Amanda responded, saying, “If you’re going to call me Esther, capitalize the E. Don’t you have a Bible verse in your YouTube description bar?”
Watch the video where Amanda talks about her encounters with the word “Esther” by clicking on the link below:
Jackie reacted to this in a longer post, which recalls a point in time when, because of her race, Amanda accused Jackie of having more offers. (Apparently, this was before Amanda darkened her skin by tanning and branded herself as “mixed,” but in a second we’ll get to that.)
“how would you know this, you been taking notes huh?” Jackie wrote. “because I specifically remember you to my face telling me on a brand trip how you weren’t making money anymore because you were too white for brands and ‘girls like me’ were getting all the deals. your rebrand makes sense now.”
Alissa Ashley joined in on the conversation and tweeted, “Yup, that’s when she decided to suddenly become a mixed chick overnight.”
But wait, there’s more, because the drama never stops completely. Amanda tweeted earlier on Jan. 6, “Still think Biden won? #MAGA,” and posted a photo of people gathering at the Capitol. “People showing up at the capitol doesn’t mean he won, just like curling your hair and tanning your skin doesn’t mean you’re “MiXeD,” Beauty influencer Shayla replied.
Still think Biden won? #MAGA
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