Sean Combs greeted his 12.3 million Twitter followers with a warm acknowledgement. Instead of a traditional good morning, he started the day by shouting out black women.
Shoutout to black women just because…
— Sean Diddy Combs (@diddy) July 27, 2017
And people got big mad. Instead of celebratin’, some followers got to playa hatin’.
Why not ALL women or better yet ALL people. This kind of message is what continues to separate us as a unit. Not right
— margaretouellette(@kmulgrew55) July 27, 2017
I’m a white girl but I also love shout outs! lol
— Erin O’Donnell (@ErinCOD1972) July 27, 2017
Diddy’s simple ‘I see y’all’ got turned into a tweet of epic proportions, with over 1,000 replies and 50.8k retweets, half of them from people in their feelings about being left out.
— Lisa a la mode (@Lisa_alamode) July 27, 2017
— ChrissyClark (@HelloAfroPuff) July 27, 2017
Black women are constantly told we’re not enough. Not smart enough, not pretty enough, not good enough. We’re called out about our regal features, our lush natural hair, our rich melanin–but we keep pushing.
They are the most beautiful women the world got
— Richmond (@nadirichy) July 27, 2017
We continue to excel in academia, in Hollywood, and in our homes. We hold it down in a way that only we can–so when someone sees us, acknowledges us, celebrates us–we appreciate it.
Man really!! Thank you…you have no idea what it’s like to walk in our 👠Appreciate the ❤️
— shondascott(@ShondaScott360) July 27, 2017
— BlueRumiSirAuntie🐝 (@OshunDeep7) July 27, 2017
To Diddy, we say thank you. To everyone else? Take that, take that.
— ciaravincent(@siegejoi) July 27, 2017
Why do you think people had something negative to say about Diddy’s tweet to Black women?