Look: Iyanla Vanzant Made Several Insensitive Comments About Racism and The Internet is Not Having It

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 25:  Author Iyanla Vanzant attends the 2016 ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood awards luncheon at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on February 25, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Earl Gibson III/Getty Images for ESSENCE)

Look: Iyanla Vanzant Made Several Insensitive Comments About Racism and The Internet is Not Having It

Twitter is going in on the author.

Published February 4, 2017

Iyanla Vanzant began her weekend by having her mentions on Twitter absolutely catch on fire.

The self-help guru took to the social media platform to air out some thoughts about racism, sexism and homophobia. Unfortunately her moment of morning "enlightenment" came off as insensitive and misinformed, with many taking to Twitter to question her commentary and react to Vanzant's own offering to the pool of "alternative facts."

"Racism, sexism, homophobia, ageism have no power over you unless you believe they do," the author wrote on Twitter, continuing a thought she had earlier in the night. "The energy of dominant thoughts and words creates the conditions in our lives."

She also added, "Your life is a reflection of what you believe. If you really believe something or someone can stop you, it can and it will."

While her first tweet discussing how one's thoughts influence one's lives directly went over just fine with her fans, her comment about racism, sexism, homophobia and ageism struck a major nerve across the board, with many joking that she cured these societal problems with just one tweet.

See the author's original comments and how the Internet absolutely went in on her and her insensitive tweets in the posts below.

Written by KC Orcutt

(Photo: Earl Gibson III/Getty Images for ESSENCE)

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