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W. Kamau Bell On The Danger Of The White Obsession With Lupita Nyong'o (VIDEO)

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As the world continues to bask in Lupita Nyong'o’s flawless beauty and talent, many are also anticipating what’s in store for the 31-year-old actress.

During a recent segment on HuffPost Live comedian W. Kamau Bell shared his thoughts on the Academy Award-winner being exploited by white media.

“I’m less worried, because she seems to know that. She seems to have an awareness of that, which is why the speech she gave was so amazing,” Bell admitted. “ She seems to have an awareness of wanting to own herself -- no pun intended, ’12 Years A Slave.’”

“And it’s good if white people want to own you, it’s just bad when they actually do. So I think she’s going to be fine, I just hope the doors of the industry keep opening up for her so she can do things more diverse. I don’t want to see ’13 Years A Slave’ from her.”

Check out more of W. Kamau Bell’s interview in the clip above.

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