“Evil can hide behind any mask, whether it be grotesque or beautiful. Sometimes, it is very hard to guess whom is pure out of the corrupt; it’s kind of like a dance, trying to see through the murks and shadows of the lies and the truths. But at the end of the day, the answer is not so simple. Beauty can be found in the most inhumane of minds, where sickness can grow in holy grounds.”
white girls are having a crisis, y’all.
White folks need to leave AAVE alone.
It’s clear they have no idea what they are saying or why they are saying
what does that waffle have to do with being basic
they have no idea what they are talking about or what it means to be basic.
As per usual, white folks take something meant for them
try to use it on their terms
an fail horribly.
wait…I know why this happened.
Remember when cosmo posted pictures of Kendall Jenner in that bathrobe and shower shoes outfit and we called her basic as hell
This is why it happened.
If you can read that, and see that, first know its not “the internet ’ calling basic white girls basic. It’s black women and other women of color that are tired of ordinary looking, unskilled, mediocre white women being overly represented while stealing black culture (like you did via appropriating AAVE) while we have to litterally hunt through magazine, TV shows, catwalks and movies for a black woman that looks like us.
You want to stop being basic, stop appropriating. Stop celebrating the same stock images of white women and start putting easily identifiable black women in your magazines and on your covers on a regular basis.
I cannot believe you would write and article about this shit and not even begin to address why we would call them that.
DO you even have black writers? FAIL
"stealing black culture"
I had no idea using a basic word in the english language as an insult was “stealing black culture”
If you honestly squeal like scalded cats over someone else using the word “basic” as an insult and claim your culture is being stolen, then honey, it’s not the white woman whose having an identity crisis.
Turns out you can appropriate your own culture by using the english language!
White people trying to tell us how to speak english while appropriating AAVE. FAIL
Much like cosmo, you are taking the usage of the word out of context. Which is why you need to leave things that are not for your ignorant wonder bread, light mayo, skim milk, on a paper plate in snow storm ass.
cosmo isn’t using the webster dictionary of basic but is in fact using the AAVE context of basic, which is indeed appropiation. You claiming we’re the ones who are in crisis when yet it’s white heffas like you just love to get in your feelings the moment you’re reminded of the lane you swerved out of. Black Women and Black People can’t appropriate the english language sweethart or do you need a basic run down on Black History and this country’s imperialism and colonialism, regarding the english language and how it was imposed us. AAVE is a language, a dialect bringing up how it isn’t or that white people appropriating AAVE is incorrect because the words we use is english is a moot and dumbass point, that don’t mean jackshit. If anything bringing up how we are using the english language to form our own language again points to brutalistic history of America and the ingenius of Black Americans to still manage to form a language and culture even if our original heritage was stolen from us. Both of y’all can sit the fuck down, cause y’all writing checks yo ass can’t cash. You speaking when you have no business in this conversation, becky and skylar stay to the rivers and the lakes that you use to.
Black tumblr is beautiful
17 thousand+ notes. Cosmo’s white tear is about to break tumblr records
This article is legitimately embarrassing tho
Like it reeks of someone not doing any research, every source is from another white ass media source or author/researches/writer, and gets everything all wrong
Like as someone who went to school for journalism this shit infuriates me and embarrasses me. My black ass got told that my hopes of writing for magazines regarding entertainment was hopeless because print media is dying and no one cares but white girls out here getting paid for writing articles about how they’re fine with being basic if it means they can keep wearing Uggs and drinking Pumpkin Spice Lattes
SMH wow. The levels of racism involved in the creation of this article.