Fury Erupts Online After MTV Suggests New Year’s Resolutions For White Guys


MTV put out a video online yesterday advising white men to resolve to stop bragging about having black friends, stop saying “woke,” and stop getting annoyed when Beyoncé, a black woman, indicates that she cares about issues relating to black people.

There was an immediate backlash. The video was called “racist” and “absurd.” Notably, David Duke and Mike Cernovich chimed in to denounce it.

The anger was noted…

…and both affirmed…

…and dismissed.

MTV staff members seemed unbothered.

This is not the first time that a video or series from MTV has generated anger among people who believe that the network must hate white people. Two months ago, that complaint was addressed in a video for MTV’s Decoded. Host Franchesca Ramsey explained at the time that the series was not at all about a hatred of white people, but was rather about having conversations that address implicit bias.

We have reached out to MTV for comment. We will update if we hear back.

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