Jackie Aina Is Accused Of Using Derivative Of The N-Word In ABH Palette Name
YouTuber Jackie Aina recently revealed her stunning eyeshadow palette in collaboration with Anastasia Beverly Hills and, as with every influencer collaboration, people have a lot to say about it. The palette was designed to cater to people of all skin tones, but with darker skin tones in mind particularly as Jackie is a woman of color herself and is known for speaking up against racial discrimination in the beauty industry. However, some people are accusing one of the palette’s shade names of being a “racist slur” and they are not happy about it.
Critics have drawn attention to a shade in the palette named “Wiggalese.” Some people believe that the name is a derivative of the word “w*gger” or “w*gga,” which, according to Urban Dictionary, is a slang word used to refer to white people who exhibit traditionally black archetypes and is a derivative of the n-word.
— Micromanage Bish (@liquidsunshine1) August 5, 2019
Jackie Aina trending….sad part is shes a racist biggot who I'm shocked ABH is supporting…also read deep in her palette, name that stand out is the word Wiggalese who is just racist AF when u remove the 'lese' from it but yea since its Jackie shell get a pass….
— ~LuKa~♡ (@MaMeLuKa_) August 4, 2019
Just because I am not a fan of Jackie Aina & will not buy her collabs does not make me racist. The fact that I disagree w a lot of things she’s done & said does not make me a racist. Jackie has a shade in her @ABHcosmetics called Wiggalese? Ok. 🙄 #jackieaina
— JaclynsFirstFace (@FaceJaclyns) August 5, 2019
Fans of Jackie have come to her defense, claiming that the shade name is just a playful reference to wigs, which Jackie swears by. Jackie herself even brought attention to the shade in her reveal video, explaining that the name is literally just about wigs.
“So Wiggalese is just basically legal jargon but basically the wig equivalent of that,” she said. “You know, the definition of the word legalese, just take that and apply it to wigs. You know, the legalization of something can be described as the wigilization of something.”
— Wiggalese Stan Account (@_CocoaDream) August 5, 2019
Jackie has a shade in the palette called “wiggalese”and the racists are mad because apparently “w*gga” is a racial slur???
Can y’all just say y’all hate black women? Because y’all wiggas just making shit up at this point pic.twitter.com/yhwJMdkgp7
— Liv THEE Stallion (@livandlearn__) August 5, 2019
racists hate Jackie Aina so much they’re jumping through hoops talking about she used a “slur” in one of the names of the shadows (Wiggalese) for her palette. lmao if y’all don’t get
— tune (@viatunisia) August 5, 2019
Watch Jackie’s full product announcement below!