Kristen Bell Slammed for New Children’s Book That Encourages Colorblind Racism
Kristen Bell has been slammed on social media for writing a children’s book that promotes being colorblind
People have slammed the actress for promoting colour blindness with her book instead of recognizing real people of different races and ethnicities.
The book, The World Needs More Purple People, focuses on a “purple person” who “looks for similarities before differences.”
In a video posted by the Associated Press, the actress said, “The world loves debate, I do, and debate talks about differences. It’s layering difference upon difference upon difference, ‘I think this’, ‘no, you should think this’, it’s just constantly pointing out divisive narratives.”
Kristen Bell has written her first children's book 'The World Needs More Purple People' about a purple person, who looks for similarities before differences. pic.twitter.com/xKHe7J1gpG
— AP Entertainment (@APEntertainment) June 12, 2020
She continued, “Our kids are absorbing all of that and maybe we needed a bit of a road map to show them that it’s actually great to start with similarities first.”
“Hopefully that will allow kids to have a little bit more of a social identity and be able to see similarities and through that have their mind opened by some people who they thought were different.”
While Bell intended the book to be a a call for unity, many haven’t been able to connect with her efforts as some wonder why she chose to make up a race of people rather than write about actual people and their experiences.
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Someone tell Kristen Bell the colorblind thing was helpful in like 1971.
The big plan to get white folks to stop cracking niggas over the head by saying ‘wait! They’re not black. They’re PEOPLE.’
— Trill-Scott Heron (@stevehowze) June 12, 2020
Kristen Bell, you're literally teaching them exactly what we asked you not to. Similarities first is a head ass way to say we don't see color. And a purple person??? Girl… THIS IS DUMB🤦🏾♀️ https://t.co/enkdmFFuRt
— DonnaCheadle✨ (@_TAYdayEVERYday) June 12, 2020
This is for white kids because what the fuck girl @KristenBell???????? PURPLE?????? Y'all will identify with a fucking fictional purple person rather than actually interacting with non-white people. Fuck you. https://t.co/PR8die5jSN
— Bruce Willis Stan account (@Be_ll_adonna) June 12, 2020
will someone who is in a group text with kristen bell please let her know this ain't it? https://t.co/l8U5r5Xqxc
— EricaJoy (@EricaJoy) June 12, 2020
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