Do black women dislike plastic surgery?


Wendy Williams is definitely one of the many queens of plastic surgery and it has worked well for her making her rich in more ways than one but unlike other celebs whose top to bottom makeovers are sometimes just ignored or criticized only a bit here and there, she has been attacked by women of color more often than she would like.  Data shows that plastic surgery for women of color has been steadily growing, though, tummy tucks, gastric bypass surgery, and liposuction to deal with the obesity epidemic in the African American community may not necessarily count as aesthetic.  In my opinion, the health problem is so severe, these surgical procedures are more about lifestyle and health than cosmetic.

So Williams’ comments about her extensive procedures caught my attention.  Reacting to the criticism of women in her own community, she fired back, “They are jealous. Because if I said to that person, ‘I got the doctor and I’m going to pay for it. Choose three things you want to do,’ believe me, they would get it done. They are very jealous and scared. Scared of what their other friends would say, or to break out of the box and be different. And being Black? Ugh, please. My people will not go for any kind of surgery. We are supposed to be natural. Ugh, whatever.”

I must add that women are definitely more jealous of other women and criticize them more often and strongly compared to how men deal with each other.  So it is sad that women are criticizing Wendy Williams for her cosmetic surgeries rather than learning from it and going under the knife themselves if they have the money to pay for it and desire to have it.  I mean look at Octavia Spencer or Star Jones or Whitney Houston or Donda West; they all went under the knife to look and feel good, and there is nothing wrong with that.

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