Recently, a story started making headlines that happens to epitomize the essence of “tabloid media.” Perfectly representing food for that kind of content, a lady who has fed similiar headlines in the past declared that she has plans to move to Africa to be with her people.
Attention is being drawn to her because she’s white and “identifies as black.” The controversy is self-explanatory. The thirty-year-old woman, Martina Big, and her husband Michael Eurwen, 31, both live a particular lifestyle where they pretend to be a different race. The couple reportedly uses tanning injections known as “melanotan,” to darken their skin an extreme amount.
It was reported that the woman has undergone a number of operations to equip her with 30S boobs, and she announced she is looking for a home in the African country of Kenya. She is hoping to raise a family there.
Big had a baptism and apparently some kind of change in her life, and during this time she changed her name to Malaika Kubwa, meaning Big Angel in the language of Swahili. She said to the Sun she “not only” looks like an African woman, but she also has the feeling that she is “now an African woman.”
She continued to explain that she spent a little bit of time in Kenya, and she felt like she belonged there. “Now I have a lot of invitations from all over Africa,” she continued.
She speaks about her plan to have children on Facebook, according to what essentially amount to tabloid media articles reporting on this, and she wants to raise them in Africa. She said “I want to learn more about the black culture first, so that I can educate my future children in black.”
With no need to explain this, it is evident that these are some people who have a particular fixation on this unusual thing. Apparently this is what they like to do. They aren’t harming anyone, but everybody has a right to have an opinion on it.
She insists that the surgeries she has undertaken to make her look black, literally have made her black. Some people have a very persistent, sort of obsessive desire to do certain things in life, and people can have whatever opinion they want.
The woman claims that since she has undergone these injections to change her skin tone, her hair color and eye color have also changed. She continued to try and imply that she was literally black now, explaining “it’s a change that is inside as well as out. These changes are not superficial but deep inside me.”
Naturally she was the recipient of a lot of backlash when she made an appearance on This Morning, acting very much like gasoline to a tabloid media news-fire, when she explained to the hosts John Barrowman and Holly Willoughby that she had been able to “change race” with the use of the injections.
She explained that she somehow expected her children in the future to be black or of mixed race: with both her and her husband being black.
Hopefully she doesn’t have a plan to become pregnant by someone else to claim to her partner that it was black only because of the skin injections, facepalm.
She said “my children will be black.” The lady said she is not having any particular plans with her partner, but she is in the process of talking to her doctor to see if her body is alright to have children,asking questions such as “will I be able to breastfeed, what the baby will look like.”
Holly, the host of the show replied that she struggles to comprehend how that is even genetically possible. The verbal exchange was very predictable, you can tell by how this lady works that she has to have things a very specific way in her life. Sometimes things get contrived when someone tries to control every aspect of their life, or convince themselves that one specific thing will give them satisfaction.
How often does something give a person satisfaction when they decide that is the thing that will do it? A lot of the time, people just want to stop the life-long search for what will satisfy them early, to convince themselves one thing will be the answer to all their problems, when that’s not necessarily the case.
So the host of the show asked the woman if she gave birth to a white child, would she “somehow think it’s not connected” to her.
The first word the woman replied with was a flat “no.” She said she believes skin injections are enough to make her child be black, despite neither of the parents being black.
One commenter compared the woman to mocking African Americans with “black face.” It’s understandable, this isn’t really aggressing upon anybody but it’s not the most understandable desire to have in life.