A new show Chloe Bailey was in — in which she was shown having sex — sparked a debate about racism and color in Hollywood … and now, Halle Berryis already tied.
You may have noticed the latter trending this weekend, and the reason is because of this discourse that has been taken since then Donald GloverThe newest TV series, “Swarm,” debuted Friday … starting with a scene depicting Chloe doing the deed in very graphic detail.
Since then, there’s been a lot of chatter about her decision to do the sex scene … some say it was a good move/good on her part, and others say it’s in line with other choices made his last — like putting out a single together Chris Brown — which some think is … not very smart.
As a Twitter user put it … “Where is Chloe Bailey’s mentor pls??? Her decisions these past few days are terrible, she should have never done that sex scene in Swarm and I will not be in her latest collab.” Many other people reacted similarly.
Halle Berry is not black, she is biracial “white passing” and she is the favorite Hollyweirds. Megan Good just talked about how difficult her career has been getting these types of roles. Chole will learn the hard way that we don’t make the rules. https://t.co/KBXegM7vXa
— YANIE (@realwithyanie) March 19, 2023
On Saturday, that convo shifted when someone brought up Halle in comparison. He tweeted, “Halle Berry getting back shots role got her an Oscar right?” The point she’s making … Halle has also done raunchy things in her day — “Monster’s Ball” being the prime example, for which she won an Oscar — but that, in itself, doesn’t detract from his job/recognition .
This user is actually saying that Chloe’s sex scene won’t define her acting career, and it’s unfair to suggest that it will derail her. Really, stop giving him premature flak.
However, another Twitter user responded … suggesting that Halle is enjoying the benefit of a lighter skin tone and even went so far as to claim that she’s “white passing.” Obviously, she’s not — Halle looks Black, not white … which literally means white-passing.
However, semantics aside, this woman’s point (as she further explains in his page) is that Halle fits Hollywood’s traditional white European beauty standard … more so than Chloe, or any other dark-skinned Black woman for that matter. Therefore, he believes that Halle has an easier time in showbiz than Chloe in this particular matter … aka, baring it all.
In other words, this user feels that colorism is still alive and well in the entertainment industry … and that darker skinned Black performers will have a harder time than any of their brighter counterparts — which may be valid.
Of course, there’s also the Bailey sisters factor… namely, the fact that Chloe’s sister is also famous, Halle Baileyhas a more buttoned-up representative than his older brother, perhaps.
Halle (Bailey) literally stars in “The Little Mermaid” with Disney — very family-friendly, etc. — and he generally avoids controversy in his own work. Chloe, on the other hand, is under the microscope more often … and tends to be labeled as the wild child of the two.
In any case … hopefully, we can all agree that anyone can do whatever they want, regardless of all the whining. We’re sure Chloe doesn’t give a damn about it.