Former Danity Kane singer Dawn Richardson cause quite sh!tstorm a few weeks ago when she talked about the difficulty of being a dark skinned woman in the music industry. She said "I represent for the brown girls because when you think of a sex symbol and a huge artist, most of the time it isn't the brown, darker girl". Now while some may point to Dawn's lackluster music, I think we can all agree that she has a point. The music industry has a very nasty habit of pushing lighter skin and ethnically ambiguous singers in our faces.
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Thoughts? Do you believe there's room for dark skinned pop stars?