The REAL Betty Boop Was BLACK &The Low Down TRUTH Of Her Story Has Many PISSED
ILOSM fam’ here’s a quick Black History Month fact for you: The original inspiration behind the infamous cartoon character, “Betty Boop,” was a Black female singer who, in a nutshell, was jacked out of everything (except her skin complexion), such as her likeness, her brand, her persona, her signature high pitched baby style of singing, etc. But what really has many people more angered about this, is the scandal-licious story behind what the individuals who jacked the originator actually had the nerve to do. See details below…
THE BACKSTORY OF THE BLACK 'BETTY BOOP'
Here's the real deal behind the original "Betty Boop" inspiration. An African American entertainer named Esther Jones, was a regular performer at the then Black Harlem hotspot, The Cotton Club in the 1920's. Her stage name eventually became "Baby Esther" because of her unique, "baby" style of singing. Her popular singing phrase was “Boop-oop-a-doop.” Everyone knew about her in the Black community because she was like the 'Tina Turner' or 'Beyonce' of Black entertainment back then.