'Black-ish' star Marsai Martin shuts down trolls who criticized her hair and teeth

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"Black-ish" star Marsai Martin is talented, stylish and not afraid to shut down internet trolls.

Following this year's virtual BET Awards, where Martin presented the best female hip-hop award to Megan Thee Stallion, some viewers made negative comments about her hairstyle and teeth.

In response, Martin swiftly clapped back with a message on Twitter.

"Sorry some of y'all don't like my hair," she tweeted. "Or teeth ... which are my actual teeth btw. Good thing I don't put my effort into trying to please everyone. I like it."

Telling the trolls to "let her live," she added, "I'm trying to stay sane in quarantine."

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Since posting, Martin's tweet has received more than 121,000 likes and over 13,000 retweets.

Following the tone of her tweet, the 15-year-old actress also posted an Instagram video addressing the trolls who picked on her looks. She began the video by saying, "So I was on Twitter, and a lot of people have been addressing my hair, or talking about my hair and how it looks like a grandma's wig," she said in a sentimental tone.

Martin continued on, "They're talking about my veneers," she said as she pulled a clear tray from her teeth. "This don't look like a veneer to me."

She went on to say, "I'm sorry to anyone that I offended or haven't gotten to your expectations about how I'm supposed to be, and I apologize, and I never want to hurt anyone's feelings or have anyone worried about what my decisions are."

Later in the clip, she breaks her apologetic character by blowing her nose with a $100 bill.

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Martin finished her video with, "Y'all we are in quarantine, and we got more things to focus on then just my hair. Justice for Breonna Taylor."

'Black-ish' star Marsai Martin shuts down trolls who criticized her hair and teeth originally appeared on goodmorningamerica.com

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