Lol, Jeffree. Rihanna don’t want you. And neither do we.
By Idil Ali:
Ok. My favorite thing is when a clearly racist human wants to hang out with “select” black folk. You know, so when you say, that “EYE have a black friend, so EYE can’t be racist, look at how ACCEPTABLY BLACK my black friend is, and how they get me KEWL POINTS”, you have a great candidate to point to. And said “select” black folk are like:
My newest example is Jeffree Star, whose racist transgressions are noted thoroughly and beautifully in this BET article. Even worse, last month, Kim Kardashian requested that we just forgive Star for his racist past. Who’s we, Kim?
And after allllll of dis, Star (in a quickly-deleted tweet before the Internet could collectively guffaw) tweets out that he’d love to smoke a blunt with Rihanna. Girl, Rihanna don’t want yo
I get that Star was invited to the Fenty Beauty launch. Yet, so was everyone of influence in the makeup guru industry. And, to be fair, Jeffree Star has a lot of influence: 1.22 million Twitter followers, 5.2 million Instagram followers, and 5.5 million YouTube subscribers.
But just because we want your coins, doesn’t mean you can sit with us. Seeing as how you wanted us in different tables in the first place.
Idil Ali is working towards her PhD in Information Science at Cornell University. She's interested in data, computing, writing stuff, and thinking about people. You can read more of her thoughts on her blog, IdilThinks.