Hey, white guys: we came up for some New Year’s Resolutions for you. pic.twitter.com/C9EeIY6wig
— MTV News (@MTVNews) December 19, 2016
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.
MTV’s racist “white men video” was a viral hit. That’s all the left sells – hatred. No other message. No vision. No life. A cult of death.
— Mike Cernovich 🇺🇸 (@Cernovich) December 20, 2016
— David Duke (@DrDavidDuke) December 19, 2016
The anger was noted…
Not saying I agree with that MTV video at all but omg it is soooo hilarious how many white dudes I know have tweeted about it. I’m dying 😭😂
— celia (@ceciliaflott) December 20, 2016
…and both affirmed…
MTV should be shut down for this shit. none of the points you touched on even made sense for why white males should be “better.” just delete https://t.co/mhYp8bRxKe
— Steeb (@stevanaustino) December 20, 2016
MTV release disgusting video lumping all “white guys” together as some kind of pantomime villain. Apparently this brand of racism is okay. https://t.co/ScZvaAz9qg
— Michael Heaver (@Michael_Heaver) December 20, 2016
— Best Mom Eva (@mombot) December 20, 2016
— Alex Scaffidi (@alex_scaffidi) December 20, 2016
I knew I’d see a couple white people get triggered by that MTV video lmao
— Joey Elrod (@JoeyElrod) December 20, 2016
Of course, promotion of those advocating ethnic cleansing is ignored as David Duke and white leftists focus on the true threat, MTV News…🤔
— Sarah Kendzior (@sarahkendzior) December 20, 2016
MTV staff members seemed unbothered.
we made it pic.twitter.com/9HzJ5KryCU
— a shrill of hope (@theshrillest) December 19, 2016
*tips hat* https://t.co/kU17E0nMRq
— julia panek (@whateverr_r) December 19, 2016
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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