In the wake of Meghan Markle’s controversial interview with race-mongering media mogul Oprah Winfrey, the non-profit organization Slow Factory Foundation is warning white people that, by posting memes that feature blacks like Oprah, they are engaging in “digital blackface.”
The organization helpfully defines “digital blackface” as “an online phenomenon where white and non-black people share GIFs and photos of black folks to express emotion or reaction to anything happening on the internet. Performing blackness, be it IRL [in real life] or online, is not an acceptable form of expressing reaction or dissatisfaction, especially not in exchange for likes and retweets,” the Slow Factory wrote in an Instagram post.
It’s unclear who made the Slow Factory Foundation the Boss of Expressing Reaction on the Internet, but they’re taking their policing of humor very seriously.
“Since the #MeghanandHarry interview on Oprah, we’ve been seeing a lot of digital blackface infractions with a few of Oprah’s reaction gifs and images going viral, but that doesn’t mean you should be using them,” the Foundation lectured.
The Slow Factory claims that the use of such memes, like blackface, “reinforces negative stereotypes about black folks such as they’re aggressive, loud, sassy, and simply here for your consumption and entertainment. It is another way people try and co-opt black identity and culture without any of the day-to-day realities of being black.”
Despite the fact that leftists prefer ridicule to debate as their weapon of choice against political opponents, they are devoid of any sense of humor when they are the butt of it.