You guys have seen the Chewbacca Mom video, right? If not, there is no helping you.
For whatever reason, this video and Chewbacca mom blew up the internet. That’s how social media works, totally random and without rhyme or reason. With everything going on in the world, for most people who watched it, seeing this woman’s unbridled, simple joy reminded them to be joyful themselves and to enjoy simple things. Should be a nice story for most everyone, right?
I say “most everyone”. Other’s found racism. And by “others” I mean “perpetually outraged and offended liberals”.
…for being a geek in a mask? is there anything whiteness can't do? pic.twitter.com/MZ94KYbS4f
— crissle (@crissles) June 2, 2016
The chewbacca lady and her family are all getting college tuitions paid for, of course. White mediocrity on the internet rulez.
— ✨CASSANDRA (@gringatears) June 3, 2016
Candace Payne, the Chewbacca lady, & her entire family were granted full scholarships to a FL University. White mediocrity is so tiresome
— Aesthetic Dad (@OrmondDerrick) June 1, 2016
It’s true, free tuition is an oversized prize for such easily begotten fame. It’s also true that the real rewards typically reaped for online success tend to heavily favor insta-celebrities who are white. Content derived from black users of Twitter, Vine, or Snapchat is often sidelined as part of a monolithic Black Twitter. Black users of social media often have a comparable—if not larger—effect on the digital conversation and create moments, pictures, jokes, and movements that deeply root themselves into the mass culture. Yet, as Payne’s success highlights, that’s often ignored when it comes to big payouts for fleeting social media fame.
Who knew it took little more than a plastic mask and an infectious laugh to achieve success in America?
I’ll admit the college scholarships seems a bit much, but why should I care? She’s being blessed and the companies blessing her understand that they couldn’t buy this kind of publicity. It’s how the free market works. Remember clock boy? He even got an invite to the White House. That kid never even engineered, nor built a clock. I’m betting it was just because of whiteness too. His privileged, terroristy witness…
It’s just remarkable that leftists are so joyless and humorless, they even search for racism in the simple act of a pleasant woman buying a toy. This is why leftists can’t have nice things. See, the left tries to convince us that the real reason they’re miserable is because they’re tortured intellectuals. That they’re understanding of the complex world burdens them with stresses that us mere, happy Conservative folk couldn’t understand.
Turns out they’re just asshats, seeking for places in which to find perpetual offense. Their head pops off the pillow in the morning with the thought of “how can I be offended today!?” pulsing through their brain. What a way to live. As for me and my house? We’ll keep the joy alive, and laugh at ladies in Star Wars masks. But what would I know? I’m just a simple racist.