This is no joke. There’s literally a movie coming out called Hold My Gold and it’s based on the novel Hold My Gold: A White Girl's Guide to the Hip-Hop World.
If you haven’t shut off your browser or thrown your phone against a wall yet, congrats for your restraint. The book the movie’s based on is intended to be a comedic handbook on hip-hop culture’s history – breaking down its music, style and social etiquette.
According to Deadline, Jennifer Kaytin Robinson, the creator of MTV’s series Sweet/Vicious, will executive produce the film and be its top writer. The plot reveals the story of a successful A&R who bets his boss he can turn anyone into a star. And that’s all well and good, but not everyone’s on board with this.
Screams of cultural appropriation flooded the internets as soon as this whole thing made headlines. People are also saying it’s mocking hip-hop culture.
What do you think? Let us know in the comments and check out what Twitter had to say below.
@Deadline NO...we do not want this...EVER— §teph Evans (@StephCEvans) September 7, 2016
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