Amber Rose has taken her role as a feminist to heights today when her Amber Rose SlutWalk swept through the streets of Los Angeles.
An estimated 15,000 people were in attendance and the former stripper used her huge platform to smash stereotypes, denounce respectability politics and forgive two high-profile men in her life who used their platforms to slut-shame her.
“I’ve decided to have this Slut Walk for women who have been through sh*t. Even though I am up here crying I want to be the strong person you all look up to and do apologize for all guys.”
“I want to forgive Kanye about what he said about me. I want to let all of that negativity go.”
On Wiz Khalifa:
“He went on to make a song saying that he fell in love with a stripper, but fell out of love quicker. As you can imagine, him being the love of my life, regardless of us going through a separation or not it was extremely hurtful.” She later apologizes to Wiz about his hurtful lyrics, “I also forgive Wiz for what he said. Wiz actually apologized to me already, so I have forgiven him.”
She ends her empowering speech with motivation to anyone victims of slut-shaming or any kind of verbal abuse to forgive and be the better person. “They are ignorant at times. People are ignorant” she states. “You have to be the bigger person, be the positive person, to forgive, move on and help other people around you that have been through the same thing. Let’s all come together and be positive role models for each other and let that negative sh*t go.”