AWKWARD: BuzzFeed Faces Major Backlash for Racist Video
BuzzFeed tries tapping into trends. They try to be edgy. These days "edgy" has a blurry definition. I'm aware of the oxymoron there. Also maybe a site that got its start as an aggregator of content should stick to aggregating content. At least until it figures out its target audience. Which is SJW extreme.
One of their recent videos has brought torrential leftist wrath upon their spiked, blue-haried heads. In an attempt we can only assume was supposed to help black people connect, BuzzFeed managed to piss off their target audience. Watch:
The content itself is meh. But nothing outside the realm of what you'd expect from BuzzFeed, right? All they wanted was a pat on the back and a thumbs up from black people. Poor sods. Instead, self-professed "Black Twitter" had a field day with it. Their response was nothing short of glorious SJW cannibalism (more cannibalism Caitlyn Jenner Endorses Ted Cruz. Gay Liberals RAGE!). It's the only outrage we've come to know and love because it gives us the LOLs. Behold, "Black Twitter" takes on The Buzz...
Pls rename this: "Questions White People Have For Black People but Are Too Afraid to Ask" https://t.co/NbDPgtvNxZ— Janet Mock (@Janet Mock) 1460518833.0
Are the Black people in that video the ones white Buzzfeed employees refer to when they say "I have Black friends"? #BuzzFeedVideoQuestions— jujoffer (@jujoffer) 1460515609.0
Here's a question black people have for black people: how much did BuzzFeed pay y'all to Uncle Tom us like that? (probably nothing tbh)— Akilah Hughes (@Akilah Hughes) 1460513026.0
Also, let's note these tweets have a common tone: if you're black and you ask black people questions, you're an Uncle Tom.
Racism, racism everywhere but not a drop of logic to be found.
So it turns out black people don't like being generalized into racial stereotypes. Result? Black people on Twitter accuse the black people in the BuzzFeed video of being Uncle Toms. Swing your partner, round and round...
Okay, there's just so much racism all over here it's hard to know when it starts, when it ends. This is why we call it SJW leftist cannibalism. The left eating the left. The racists eating "racists." Come on, Buzz, even I knew this would backfire. Looks like investing in an audience that is offended by everything isn't such a good idea after all... But hey, at least BuzzFeed is trending on Twitter because of it. That's something. Right?
Note to offended black people? May I point you in the direction of Shoe0nHead who responded to a stupid BuzzFeed video, this one on feminism. I say this not to be racist, but to illustrate how BuzzFeed has also grouped all women into one voting block as well. Shoe0nHead responded epically.