Ahh, 2017 is drawing to a close… FINALLY! It has been by far the craziest year the American people have witnessed (outside of watching House of Cards) in recent history.
It was the year of epic natural disasters, outrageous politics, and of course a boatload of insensitive FAKE WOKE moments courtesy of "wypipo." Let’s recap the top LEAST woke moments of 2017:
From Omarosa and all the other Black people he appointed to the sunken place in his administration to Trump reacting to the Charlottesville white supremacist terror attack by saying there were “very fine people” and “violence” on “many sides” to demeaning and throwing paper towels at Puerto Rico’s Hurricane Maria victims, to his countless (but we’re counting) Twitter beefs with Black people, Trump has been the perfect dumpster fire example of the antithesis of woke.
Just because Kanye is your bro-in-law doesn’t mean you can diminish the entire civil rights movement for a check from Pepsi, Kendall. The commercial was immediately ripped apart by social media and was eventually removed by Pepsi along with a statement that read, “Pepsi was trying to project a global message of unity, peace and understanding. Clearly we missed the mark, and we apologize.” When Martin Luther King’s daughter comes for your tone-deaf commercial, you KNOW you’ve missed your mark!
And the OSCAR GOES TO… uhhh the Black people? Say it isn’t so! What a disaster this year when Warren Beaty read the incorrect award winner of the Oscar of the Year... as if La La Land didn’t win enough awards. *eye roll* Moonlight's Mahershala Ali and the entire cast entered the stage after the shocked cast members of La La Land UNaccepted the award. It was definitely an awkward moment in *cough cough* (white) Hollywood. Or maybe only half as awkward as confusing Hidden Figures and Fences in an interview on the red carpet? We definitely have to give White Hollywood a round of applause for completing missing it when they painted “Get Out” solely as a comedy! It’s almost as if we take a step forward and somehow end up five steps backward. I know at least for Tiffany Haddish that’s what it must’ve felt like being snubbed at the Golden Globes when they announced the nominees and she wasn’t among them. Let’s put a fist up for Jada Pinkett-Smith for defending her and pulling the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s card for completely disregarding Girls Trip (as if it wasn’t one of the highest grossing movies of the year). Things that make you go hmm.…
They want our ‘hoods, they want our swag, now they want… our CHOPPED CHEESES?! The internet went HAM when a bubbly blonde transplant did a review on INSIDER of the Harlem neighborhood classic “Chopped Cheeses.” She and her accompanying backlash went VIRAL from true Harlemites as they are sick and tired of constantly battling gentrification and cultural appropriation. Her ominous quote of the bodega sandwich being a “steal” for $4 proved that clearly you aren’t from the ‘hood nor can you relate to what’s considered a steal. People in Harlem pay $4 because that’s ALL THEY CAN AFFORD. It’s a staple of NEW YORK CULTURE! Just like bodegas in general… but of course good ol' gentrification didn’t stop there. Silicon Valley attempted to launch a service called “Bodega” that puts corner store goodies in a glass cabinet in dorms, office, and apartment buildings. It may have worked out in the northwestern region of America, but good luck trying to implement "gentrification" in a box in New York City, wypipo.
Just when you thought justice has been served... a small piece of obvious smacks you in the face. Papa John’s CEO, John Schattner, made some ridiculous remarks insulting Colin Kaepernick’s peaceful protesting that were outright rude and racist, and amplified his bigotry. Recently, he was forced to step down from his position as CEO because of these comments, which is only half as rewarding… until you realize Kaepernick still can’t get picked up by a team. Guess this is still considered a lose-lose.
Hit us in the comments with the cringe-inducing moments that made your least woke list of 2017.
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