“Black Love” Accused Of Perpetuating Colorism As Trailer For New Season Debuts
OWN’s ‘Black Love’ docu-series is causing some controversy on twitter, as some social media users are pointing out that the trailer for the new season is allegedly perpetuating colorism. The series, which debuted in 2017, has seen the likes of celebs such as Meagan Good, Tamia, Tia Mowry, Kandi Burruss, Todd Tucker, LeToya Luckett, David and Tamela Mann, and other everyday couples. The trailer for Season 4 recently debuted, however something deeper caused a conversation to erupt on social media about the trailer.
The conversation started with this tweet, where the users alluded to the issue at hand, colorism.
y’all see it too right ? https://t.co/u3lc4X17nv
— fem little brother (@africanintheus) August 14, 2020
Ever since this tweet went viral, twitter users did not hold back and had a conversation about what black love actually is, while also pointing out the prevalence of one dark skinned partner with a lighter skinned partner. See some of the tweets below.
— Fiona Applebum says block Shaun King! (@WrittenByHanna) August 15, 2020
A black person and a non black person is NOT black love. pic.twitter.com/DvpWLqMzuE
— ?Abeg?? (@baddgyalb) August 15, 2020
For all of you who missed the point: where are the darkskin women? why are we not being represented in a show about black love?
no we’re not gonna be okay w pushed to the sidelines bc “at least there’s a show about black love” and no I didn’t say lightskin women are less black
— fem little brother (@africanintheus) August 15, 2020
People clearly didn’t watch prior seasons of The Black Love doc because … ?? pic.twitter.com/y6cbL3motn
— ?????? (@_Keishawrites) August 15, 2020
While we're discussing the Black Love documentary, can we also discuss this foolishness? pic.twitter.com/XSfmGOhV3M
— Bitch I'm a dogg Roof Roof (@Letmetellyougi2) August 15, 2020
dkm they said ‘Black(ish) Love’ https://t.co/nsqRpMiQ2B
— ??? simply, aghast. (@Aqua_or_Bob) August 15, 2020
Y’all do not fuck with light skin BW when it come to black love lmfao that shit is hilarious bro ?
— Italian Fiesta Spokesperson (@ChickenGeorge__) August 15, 2020
Are light skin people not black … Y'all are fn exhausting on this app lol
— hoe why is you here? (@qween_shit) August 15, 2020
dear fellow lightskins, the problem ain’t that we’re represented in this video. the problem is that darkskin women, our sisters who we should be supporting, are not represented ?? understand? good, get a juice box n chill out.
— aggy faggy (@fuhtrue) August 15, 2020
We are so divided as a ppl it is pathetic. The old are divided from the young, male vs female, & now light skin vs dark skin. Instead of focusing on commonalities we obsess over differences. Unity is nowhere in sight & it is so unfortunate.
— JA EL (@JAELBEY) August 15, 2020
normalize dark skinned black women in love
— Psych Prof ? (@ItsPeaceAmadi) August 15, 2020
me waiting for a darkskinned non-man to pop up on the screen ???
— dyke doll (@imnotbijou) August 14, 2020
Interesting the amount of people acknowledging this problem because its blatant.
But people tend to gaslight darkskin women when they express the pain they feel surrounding colorism.
Imagine how many of us are pessimistic about love because of it.
— CHROLLOS BABY MAMA (@dessiecarlile) August 15, 2020
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