Black Twitter Claps Back at Racist Complaints About 'Dear White People'

Dear White People (Photo: Adam Rose/Netflix)

Black Twitter Claps Back at Racist Complaints About 'Dear White People'

This is brilliant.

Published May 3, 2017

When we saw "Dear Black People" trending on Twitter, we got very, very worried indeed. Unsurprisingly, the thread began as a response to Netflix's new series Dear White People, which is based on Justin Simien's controversial film of the same name. Apparently, white folks are BIG MAD about the show and are threatening to #BoycottNetflix over it. 

Well, cut to "Dear Black People," which is not what you think and actually pretty amazing.

Turns out, Black Twitter responded to white people's call for a show aimed at Black people with some ideas, and they are brilliant.

Check out everything that went down, below:

  1. It all started with this tweet:
  2. Black Twitter then showed dude what a show called 'Dear Black People' should look like:
  3. some folks used the thread as a chance to send a message to their black brothers and sisters:
  4. others put the whole thing in interesting perspective:
  5. But the official 'Dear White People' Twitter handle wins the award for the best response to all the backlash:

Check out our exclusive interview with director Justin Simien, above.

Written by Evelyn Diaz

(Photo: Adam Rose/Netflix)

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