Issa Rae, co-creator and main star of the HBO smash hit series Insecure, recently revealed that one of the central themes of the show's third season will be Black masculinity and, as expected, several members of the social media community somehow took offense to her decision.
"I don't want to give anything away," she told The Hollywood Reporter. "I love Black masculinity as it relates to Black women. I think that's something interesting that we haven't gotten a chance to explore yet — and specifically toxic male Black masculinity as it relates to Black women. I'm trying to find a way to explore that and get a rounded storyline that isn't preachy."
The actress' comments were immediately met with feelings of unsolicited disapproval from several members of the Twitter community — many of whom are Black men, themselves.
One troll, in particular, penned a lengthy thread detailing why Rae is unqualified to properly translate this apparently sensitive topic onto the small screen, seemingly ignoring the presence of her diverse — in both gender and sex — writing team.
While Rae, herself, paid him dust, her Insecure co-star and former love interest, Jay Ellis, schooled him on just why his take is far off-base.
Actress Reagan Gomez also, in profound detail, gave him a dragging of her own that you must read.
An overwhelming number of the social media population shared Gomez and Ellis' sentiments with several of them expressing how ridiculous this unwarranted backlash is.
However, trolls will be trolls, and they reared their ugly heads in their shallow criticisms as to why this idea, in their opinions, will fail.
Where do you stand on this?
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