It’s so unfortunate that we live in a society where a woman is insulted for embracing her natural beauty.

Alicia Keys‘ makeup-free look at the MTV VMAs didn’t go over well with many social media users who lashed out at her for looking like she “just rolled out of bed.”

Another person said the only reason why she can pull off the “no makeup look is because she’s light-skinned.”

*takes a fiver*

Alicia responded to the shade, hate, and criticism by saying her decision to go makeup-free doesn’t mean she’s anti-makeup.

Peep her tweet below.



The fact that she has to defend herself is so disheartening.

Your thoughts?