“I don’t know what’s going on with that but, I do know this whole thing is ridiculous, to say the least,” Sativa said.
A Black TikTok creator claims she has been threatened with a lawsuit after calling out a TikTok user’s white privilege.
After uploading a TikTok video highlighting Gantt’s white privilege, Sevyn Sativa claims that Anna Gantt, 22, told her to “lawyer up.”
The original video, which had Gantt talking about her experience with a casting director and producer who wanted her to drop weight for a picture, received nearly 30 million views.
Gantt, who has been modeling since 2014, revealed that she had overcome an eating condition, resulting in her attaining a healthier frame size 4/6 as opposed to her previous frame size 0/2.
“I’m shit on every day because I’m not a skeleton, and I’m not unhealthy anymore,” Gantt said.
“I see on TikTok everybody wants to be in fashion, everybody wants to be a model. I’m 5’10”, I’m healthy, I suffered from an eating disorder for years, and I finally feel confident at my size.”
Sativa responded to Gantt’s popular video with her own TikTok video, at first professing sympathy for Gantt and her body-shaming experience.
Despite the fact that Black women have similar worries, Sativa soon pointed out that Gantt’s color put her experience in the spotlight.
“Women of color, specifically Black women, have been pointing out this problem within this industry for years,” Sativa said in her response video. “Notice how you as a white woman were able to get on this app and tell us your experience, get over 10 million views, 2 million likes, and over 30,000 comments with immediate responses.”
Following Sativa’s reaction, TikTok users began sending her death threats, according to Gantt.
Gantt also claimed that she was called fatphobic, racist, and white supremacist by two of the show’s creators.
Gantt also said in the now-deleted video that “she’s not taking any legal action,” although Sativa denies using any of those slurs and claims that Gantt blocked her on TikTok.
“Not surprising you don’t mention the two death threats I received directly relating to your previous video. Better lawyer up,” Gantt allegedly wrote in the now-deleted comment.
Sativa responded by stating that her film was created solely to demonstrate how one person’s experience was welcomed more quickly than another, emphasizing the disparity between white and black models in the industry.
“The victim narrative really stresses me out because you’re saying I said things that I didn’t say,” Sativa said in a follow-up video.