NYC-based comedians Corinne Fisher and Krystyna Hutchinson set out to change the way people viewed female sexuality with their Guys We Fucked podcast, but they wound up fetishizing Black men in the process.
Both comedians came under fire after blogger Dami Olonisakin uncovered a 2014 clip of their podcast where they talked about engaging in sexual acts with black men.
Really dissapointed with a sex podcast. I respected their work & even bought their book till they started fetishising black men.— Oloni (@Oloni) September 17, 2018
Dear white women, black men are not sexual objects you can tick off your bucket list for your own sexual gratification.
This drag will be postponed
In the clip, Fisher complained about preferring black men who "act black" over ones that acted like white people. "I had sex with two dudes, and one was black," she began.
After being cheered on by her co-host, she continued, "It was my second black guy though... Everyone was like, 'Oh, is that your first Black guy?' And I'm like, um, excuse me, I've been f*****g black guys since the early 2000s, thank you very much."
Delving into her preference, she added, "But this was like a real black guy, like basketball player height, deep voice, lives uptown...He doesn't act black enough, though."
When asked for clarity she continued, "Well, I just mean, like, act, more like...thug...I don't like... black people who act like white people."
Recognizing the potential backlash they'd face, Fisher continued, "And I know we're gonna get a bunch of letters like, 'What do black people act like... Guys, we all f*****g know when we say stereotypically what black people act like, and that's what I like."
After garnering a slew of shade from commenters online, Krystyna Hutchinson apologized for her role in the conversation.
That was not me who said that. Regardless, that has to be beyond disappointing to hear and I’m sorry I didn’t step in. I want to erase insensitive dialogue from my conversations & am trying to do that by shutting the fuck up & listening when people point it out, so thank you.— Krystyna Hutchinson (@KrystynaHutch) September 17, 2018
"That was not me who said that. Regardless, that has to be beyond disappointing to hear and I’m sorry I didn’t step in. I want to erase insensitive dialogue from my conversations & am trying to do that by shutting the f**k up & listening when people point it out, so thank you," she wrote on Twitter.
I will do better. I understand why that’s fucked up (that episode came out a while ago and we have had many conversations about why it’s fucked up). I’m sorry, I can’t imagine how disappointing that must have been to hear.— Krystyna Hutchinson (@KrystynaHutch) September 18, 2018
"I will do better. I understand why that’s f****d up (that episode came out a while ago and we have had many conversations about why it’s f****d up). I’m sorry, I can’t imagine how disappointing that must have been to hear," she added.
Despite her apology, social media rightfully dragged both women for even having the conversation. Here's a look at what commenters had to say:
this is straight out racism. and making a podcast where you think you can so freely display this racism and fetishisation of Black men is peak white entitlement. https://t.co/pIOAkJUyXA— tobi (@bobimono) September 18, 2018
When she said “he was a real black guy” I had to stop there. Then I went back to listen to the rest and it got worse. https://t.co/CvJL0ZOlz8— Jendella Benson (@JENDELLA) September 18, 2018
This is so disgusting. How can you think this is okay to say?! Drooling over him having 'hood swag' and him being black enough for you for the weekend. You're gonna get a bunch of letters because it's RACIST, you are racist and using black men as props in your sex life https://t.co/eSSOliegWi— Kiran (@Nutty_kk) September 18, 2018
This is what "not racism" sounds like among white people when they think there's no black people in earshot https://t.co/gpjyblcVqn— 5'7'' Black Male (@absurdistwords) September 18, 2018
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