And y’all need to stop lying on em for clicks
Ever since all the black platforms sold out to white platforms I’ve noticed they’ve all been so stereotypically sassy. And if it’s not a black blog it’s the black column of a white platform that’s been hired to bring them a black audience. Their daily dose of GMO Black Girl Magic is starting to feel so forced, contrived, and manufactured that I’ve hidden many from my feeds just to retain an authentic sense of black self identity. Post after Post these blogs will exploit every facet of blackness and play on every fabric of our collective insecurities.
“Oh My Gosh this is so Black”
“Yessssssssss……Being black is so Lit!”
“Click this link so you can experience blackness in 350 words!”
And when there’s no race conflict to exploit they’ll simply make one up that relates to whatever clickbait wave currently trending for the illusion of relevancy. This week’s faux issue is that apparently black women are “boycotting” Black Panther because Michael B Jordan is dating a (white) latina woman.
The 30-year-old actor, who plays supervillain Erik Killmonger in the forthcoming film, Black Panther, is rumored to be dating Ashlyn Castro, a Latina woman who allegedly spent Kwanzaa and New Year’s Eve with the young Hollywood star.
The only problem with this is that no one has actually seen any black women threatening to boycott. We’ve only seen headlines implying they would.
I want the black blogs and platforms to be more in 2018. I want them to drive Qulture instead of riding shotgun with no gas money. Hypebeasts who don’t even believe their own hype anymore. There’s not even any flavor in the blogs anymore because you know what they’re gonna say… and even what they’ll never say. The audience knows that they know us. What we like. Who we like. What themes we gravitate toward and which ones turn us off. And now they write these articles to appease us and pander to us. Not to express authentic and unfiltered thoughts.
They know that black men dating interracially is a theme that will get black women in their emotions so much that they anticipate it. Even count on it. And when they pull the trigger too fast they just clean it up by jumping on the otherside.
These white owned black blogs have GOT to stop posting low hanging clickbait to validate the hype. It’s watering down Qulture.