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The United States of America isn’t the only country with deep racial issues, Brazil is also making international headlines over its treatment of people with richer skin complexions. Meet Brazilian actress Nayara Justino who says becoming a carnival queen in her country is a difficult task if you’re not white.

“There are very few Black women who become carnival queens. White women with straight hair and a good body make more commercial sense,” she explains in a Guardian documentary. In 2013, Nayara won the title of Globeleza carnival queen changing her life instantly.

“People came on my Facebook page, calling me ‘monkey’ and ‘darkie’ … it was the racism that hurt me most of all. And the racism wasn’t just from White people, it came from Black people too”, she reveals. Nayara says the backlash from Brazilians over her victory led to her being relieved of her crown.

You can find out what happened following that by watching the documentary above.

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  1. Rubens Titus

    February 14, 2016 at 12:59 PM

    Shame on those racist Brazilians. She won fair and square. Your lighter skin is no better than nobody. Skin is just an organ

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It’s Litty! Migos, Jaden Smith & More Turn Up At ‘Bright’ World Premiere

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Netflix definitely made sure the world premiere for their new flick Bright was lit!

Before the films stars including Will Smith, Joel Edgerton, Edgar Ramierez and Noomi Rapace hit the black carpet, Migos surprised fans with a pop-up performance.

 (L-R)Quavo, Offset and Takeoff perform at the Premiere Of Netflix’s “Bright” at Regency Village Theatre on December 13, 2017 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Smith’s son Jaden also rocked the packed crowd at the Regency Village Theatre in Westwood.

 Jaden Smith performs at the Premiere Of Netflix’s “Bright” at Regency Village Theatre on December 13, 2017 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Artists featured on the soundtrack BRIGHT: THE ALBUM including Portugal The Man, Machine Gun Kelly, Ty Dolla $ign, Kiiara, Slushie, Grey, Dram, and Bebe Rexha also hit up the premiere.

Bebe Rexha and Machine Gun Kelly arrive at the Premiere Of Netflix’s “Bright” at Regency Village Theatre on December 13, 2017 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Will also snapped some fun flicks with his son Jaden before greeting fans and speaking with reporters including HipHollywood.

He told HipHollywood that he was super excited to reunite with his Suicide Squad director David Ayer for the film, and would “work with him whenever he wants to.

“I love his madness how he creates,” gushes Smith. “How he thinks about scenes, the way he works with actors, it’s some of the best psychological work of any director I’ve ever worked with.”

In the film Smith plays an LAPD cop in a mythical world of orcs, elves and fairies … and Ayer told us, he couldn’t think of anyone better for the role.

“We had such a good time on Suicide Squad together and this role is kind of perfect for him, it’s an edgy movie, buts it’s funny. He’s got the best sense of humor of anybody I know.”

BRIGHT debuts on Netflix December 22. Peep the newest trailer below.

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