Listen to Black disabled people is all I’m saying
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A collection of tweets by black people on twitter, about the incident where Will Smith slapped Chris Rock at the Oscar's award show for insulting Jada Pinkett Smith's alopecia and being bald in a sarcastic joke (“Jada, I love you, ‘G.I. Jane 2,’ can’t wait to see it,").
Dr. CBS @/blackleftaf says,
"But fr (for real), how y'all pro-war but anti-slap"
Delia thee Galadrie... @/deliaisty... says,
"Also when y'all were appropriating AAVE slang, what did y'all thing "f*ck around and find out" meant????"
Brown Butter Evange... @/krysilo... says,
"All those predators in that building and Will Smith smacking another grown man has you shook to the knees. Girl, stand up."
The Nap Ministry says,
"Stop making fun of Black women is tonight's lesson. Heavy stop playing in my face energy."
Ola Ojewumi @/Olas_Truth says,
"The fact that prominent Black feminist are speaking out against Will Smith and not in support of Jada shows me how even in groups that claim to be inclusive disabled Black women are still left out. Why not call out Chris Rock's ableism instead criticizing Will's response to it?"
Be A King @/BerniceKing says,
"Please remember how outraged you are about violence right now when I share about poverty, racism in healthcare, and the prison industrial complex this week."
Read 'darkwater:voice... @/que... says,
"wh^te (white) people pretending they are the human embodiment of civility, composure, and non-violence, will never not be hilarious to me. what a truly delusional people. just an amazing constant lack of self-awareness."
Loni (They/Them) @/jaowrites says,
"beyond offensive for chris rock, as the black male host of a historically and predominantly white awards show honoring talent within an equally white industry, to get a chuckle out of his audience by making a black woman's hair loss and autoimmune disorder the butt of a joke"
Get Her, Jade! @/keatingssixth says,
"Chris Rock's one "joke" was rooted in misogynoir, texturism, & ableism. Degrading a Black woman, in a room full of her peers, on live TV.
The fact y'all don't see that as violent is beyond me."
Tinu :Empress of Twerk says,
"Sorry not sorry
it was nice
seeing someone get slapped
for making a joke out of someone's medical condition.
Imani Barbarin, Ma... says,
"Me: I don't condone violence
(gif image of a black man smirking inside a car)"
vika mana @/endlessyarning says,
"Bro I'm speechless, because Australian TV didn't bleep a single word said from Will Smith. Praising this man for standing up for his wife because this is what disabled people have to deal with on a daily. Making ableist/ablenoir jokes about Jada on international TV is not on"
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