BuzzFeed Gets Dragged For "27 Questions Black People Have For Black People"
When trying to be funny goes wrong.
BuzzFeed is known for its clickbait headlines and viral stories, but this video is making headlines for all the wrong reasons. BuzzFeed's "27 Questions Black People Have for Black People" features black people asking each other a series of questions--that they supposedly wrote--and what was likely intended to be a commentary on racial stereotypes ended up being straight racist.
Some of the terrible questions include: "Why do black people look at your shoes before they greet you?" and "Why are we more likely to engage in the new dance trend than we are to get involved in politics or opening a business" and of course, "If my dab is on fleek, am I lit?" It's unclear whether those featured in the video are BuzzFeed employees and if they had any hand in the content.
Regardless, Twitter blasted the video and its attempts at being witty.
And fans started asking their own ridiculous questions with the hashtags #BuzzFeedVideoQuestions and #RealBlackPeopleQuestions. Seriously, these folks should work at BuzzFeed.