Zoe Kravitz caused a firestorm on social media on Thursday when she posted a photo of herself standing in front of a Basquiat quote that reads, "I'm not a Black artist. I am an artist."
She added to the painter's thoughts with an extensive caption that has angered all corners of the internet.
"I think I'll got take a black walk. And have a black talk. With my black friend. Maybe have some black lunch. Watch a black movie, sing a black song, smock a black bond," she captioned the photo. "Then take a black nap in my black bed in my black sheets and have some black dreams. .....Happy to be be black. Just don't need to say it in front of everything."
See the since deleted post, below:
Twitter isn't feeling it and made sure Zoe knows:
This is definitely something I'd expect Zoe Kravitz to say lol pic.twitter.com/lnJS00kGVP— IG: MathewKnowles (@THISisLULE) July 13, 2017
Someone tell Zoe Kravitz her black artist grandmother paved the way for her to get the roles she has. pic.twitter.com/1fKhbv9mxI— Alexis 👸🏾 (@AlexisJadeL) July 13, 2017
Zoe Kravitz, sit your Black ass down.— Eliza David 💋 (@elizadwrites) July 13, 2017
(P.S. Tell your daddy I said hi. 👅) https://t.co/eRcRSNGfb0
She probably commends her white friends for being colour blind— IG: MathewKnowles (@THISisLULE) July 13, 2017
Zoe Kravitz is beyond boring. Her music. Her film projects. Her appeal is evident though. Still boring...NEXT pic.twitter.com/YfAlVe3R5N— Bossiper Lee (@TarkaTambo) July 13, 2017
Zoe Kravitz gonna age like a banana now— Beytwicé (@HollyGoNightly1) July 13, 2017
Zoe Kravitz blocked me on instagram bc i was saddened by her anti-black commentary lol— GLO (@Lil_Glo_1) July 13, 2017
Zoe kravitz is funny. She's black when she wants a black girl movie role but when it doesn't serve her, she doesn't have to mention it. 😹— Miss Honey (@CameraOnAmazon) July 13, 2017
I know what Zoe Kravitz was reaching for, however she pulled back a nub.— CMAC (@MCcaptialGEE) July 13, 2017
Zoe don't have to claim blackness, but the need to reject it is sus. I don't see the purpose of these public declarations.— BitchesLoveLibraries (@aliciafiasco_) July 13, 2017
See how Zoe's dad honored Prince with BET Breaks, above.
(Photo: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)