I’ve been writing y’all. Working on some projects. Writing some stuff. Here is why I’m writing today.
Did you guys know that before Tomi Lauren got fired she was making videos that got millions of views? MILLIONS. This is one of her many hot takes that she was PAYED TO TALK ABOUT. Context: Beyoncé’s Superbowl halftime show
“These privileged, hollywood-entertainer types are really something. Beyoncé didn’t reference the Black Panthers to bring about positive change. She did it to get attention. Good for you, you made headlines! You, just like President Obama, Jada Pinkett Smith, Al Sharpton and so many others just can’t let America heal. Keep ripping off the historical bandaid. Why be a cultural leader when you can play the victim, right?”
[The historical bandaid she is referring to is, of course, the centuries of slavery, oppression and racism that black Americans have faced. Totally just a scrape on the knee of American history. totally.]
Y’all. She was PAID TO SAY THAT SHIT. I only quoted it here so you don’t have to watch the video yourself, but if you need to incite a good rage cry, just google her name.
I’m writing because Tomi Lauren exists. I’m writing because I believe that if Tomi can get a platform, so can I. Seems like by the Tomi standard, all I have to do is shout barely coherent epithets.