Woke CNN stepped in it once again, this time railing about something called “digital blackface,” the apparent practice by white people of posting memes about black people, causing Twitter CEO Elon Musk to pile on over the ludicrous claim.
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Evidently, only white people can commit this particular racial sin. Hispanics and other minorities are excluded.
Musk agreed with one user on Twitter who told CNN, “jesus f***ing christ shut the f*** up.”
CNN writer John Blake wrote an entire column on the ridiculous topic, attempting to find one more way for black people to be offended by white people, stirring up even more racial animosity.
He titled the piece, “What’s ‘digital blackface?’ And why is it wrong when White people use it?” and CNN ran it on Sunday. He listed in his article potential examples of the offense ostensibly committed by white Americans.
"If you're White and you've posted a GIF or meme of a Black person to express a strong emotion, you may be guilty of wearing 'digital blackface,'" writes John Blake | Analysis https://t.co/KlHkWWHq6x
— CNN (@CNN) March 26, 2023
“Maybe you shared that viral video of Kimberly ‘Sweet Brown’ Wilkins telling a reporter after narrowly escaping an apartment fire, ‘Ain’t nobody got time for that!'” he shared as one possible example. That occurrence happened in 2012 and has evidently spawned a ton of memes that pretty much no one cares about.
“Perhaps you posted that meme of supermodel Tyra Banks exploding in anger on ‘America’s Next Top Model’ (‘I was rooting for you! We were all rooting for you!’). Or maybe you’ve simply posted popular GIFs, such as the one of NBA great Michael Jordan crying, or of drag queen RuPaul declaring, ‘Guuuurl…'” Blake wrote.
Then he explained if you are white, you once again are probably a racist.
“If you’re Black and you’ve shared such images online, you get a pass. But if you’re White, you may have inadvertently perpetuated one of the most insidious forms of contemporary racism. You may be wearing digital blackface,” Blake hypocritically warned.
“Digital blackface is a practice where White people co-opt online expressions of Black imagery, slang, catchphrases or culture to convey comic relief or express emotions,” he insanely posited.
“These expressions, what one commentator calls racialized reactions, are mainstays in Twitter feeds, TikTok videos and Instagram reels, and are among the most popular Internet memes,” Blake added.
In his desperate throwing of the race card, Blake turned to Lauren Michele Jackson, a cultural critic, and author at Teen Vogue who is also pushing this leftist nonsense, “Many white people choose images of black people when it comes to expressing exaggerated emotions on social media – a burden that black people didn’t ask for.”
Jackson claims the Internet thrives on white people laughing at over-the-top displays of blackness, reflecting a tendency among some to see “Black people as walking hyperbole.”
In the land of made-up grievances, Blake is going for the crown. He throws down against those who would criticize him over his “digital blackface” claims, informing them why the bogus term is wrong.
“Critics say digital blackface is wrong because it’s a modern-day repackaging of minstrel shows, a racist form of entertainment popular in the 19th century. That’s when white actors, faces darkened with burnt cork, entertained audiences by playing black characters as bumbling, happy-go-lucky simpletons. That practice continued in the 20th century on hit radio shows such as “Amos ‘n’ Andy,” he contended.
Blake also seems to have a hard time even defining “digital blackface” himself.
“In trying to define digital blackface, it depends on who you talk to. The standard for some is comparable to what one Supreme Court Justice once said when asked his test for pornography: ‘I know it when I see it’,” he remarked.
“This guidance might help: If a white person shares an image online that perpetuates stereotypes of black people as loud, dumb, hyperviolent or hypersexual, they’ve entered digital blackface territory,” Blake claimed, evidently asserting that if black people do the same thing to white people, that’s not racism.
The deranged take on all of this is viewed as silly by many out there. But CNN ran with it anyway.
The leftist network was rightfully dragged for the racial pandering:
What, then, is this? pic.twitter.com/rumGl4UvDr
— MEGA MAGA SUPER HOT CHILI (@wmwms224) March 26, 2023
Is this “digital blackface”?
Asking for a Jimmy Kimmel. pic.twitter.com/IRTj09ln3y
— Gain of Fauci (@DschlopesIsBack) March 26, 2023
How did we get to a point where you can be charged with ‘Digital Blackface’…but it’s okay for older men to strip in front of children in public libraries? pic.twitter.com/M8OMnIEZJE
— Liz Churchill (@liz_churchill8) March 26, 2023
Reverse digital blackface. pic.twitter.com/80aLARyttg
— Gain of Fauci (@DschlopesIsBack) March 27, 2023
There is no such thing as “digital blackface.” “Cultural appropriation” is merely culture. Reject the premises, because the premises are incoherent. They’re meant to keep you defensive and cowed. Refuse to participate. https://t.co/7c0IwuEPlP
— Mulder’s Long Fight for Account Reinstatement (@proteinwisdom) March 26, 2023
So is a picture of genuine blackface still digital blackface ?
I’m so confused . pic.twitter.com/tzKii49kON
— Notalia : X-ophobe (@NotaliaMateo) March 26, 2023
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