Tiffany Haddish’s meteoric rise has put her in the spotlight, which has caused her every move to be under scrutiny.
Aside from being a successful actress and comedian, it’s perhaps her persona that gets the most media attention.
Many love her off-the-cuff remarks and witty responses to questions while others seem to be worried how it reflects on all Black women. It’s a sentiment Dr. Boyce Watkins recently relayed via Twitter.
Tiffany Haddish is exactly what white supremacists want to see. She would have been the most famous slave on the plantation. pic.twitter.com/0dOFeZgjZX— Boyce Watkins (@drboycewatkins1) November 14, 2018
“Tiffany Haddish is exactly what white supremacists want to see,” he tweeted. “She would have been the most famous slave on the plantation.”
While many found the take offensive, one user of the social media app decided to widen the conversation to include Cardi B, who is also beloved by many for her no-f**ks-given attitude.
Y’all hate Tiffany for the same reasons you love Cardi and that’s ridiculous af https://t.co/UB5tk0LryO— Bria Dinero (@BreezyDinero) November 15, 2018
Subconsciously they respect Tiffany Haddish more. They have higher standards for her and don't find her behavior acceptable. The bar is much lower for Cardi B because of her background (neither of which is fair.) I'm not justifying this point of view. Just putting it out there.— Smokey (@_DJSmokey) November 16, 2018
Because both have portrayed themselves as the carefree girl who says whatever and that has ghetto moments. But Cardi is praised for keeping it real and Tiffany is ragged on for it for being umprofessional. Even the tweet shows it, no one has said that about Cardi.— frosty austy (@austy__) November 16, 2018
I don’t even understand how people can hate Tiffany, she’s def in my top 10 female celebs all she does is make people happy, has such a great attitude— emmanuel (@_emmanuelekanem) November 16, 2018
Because she ain’t light and Spanish and that’s tea.— A B O O G I E (@autumnssofab) November 16, 2018
Tiffany is so forced though every sentence is loud and sounds planned— Caution, the song by Mariah Carey ⚠️ (@Kade0317) November 16, 2018
I support both of them but I just don’t always agree with their behavior or how they are portrayed.— 47sDope (@47sDope) November 16, 2018
What do y’all think? Is this a fair comparison? Does Tiffany Haddish get a worse-than-deserved rep? Let us know in the comments section below.
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