BuzzFeed Had Black People Ask 'Black Questions' & It Totally Backfired

Many social media users are wondering if the news and entertainment website had white supremacists write the questions asked in the clip.

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BuzzFeed made a subversive attempt to discuss racial stereotypes that exist within the African-American community with a video called “27 Questions Black People Have for Black People.” The clip, uploaded on YouTube Monday, soon went viral — but for all the wrong reasons.

The tone-deaf video, featuring African-American BuzzFeed employees, started with relatively lighthearted clichés like, “If my dab is on fleek, am I lit?” and “Why is it so hard to be on time?” before progressing on to some serious issues.

“Why are we more likely to engage in a new dance trend than we are to get involved in politics or opening a business?” asked a woman, joining her fellows in making sweeping generalizations about own community with a rather judgmental commentary.

“Why do you protest 'black lives matter' then tear each other down in the next breath?” asked another.

If anything, the video came across as contrived and insanely racist, while the questions appeared to have been written by a white supremacist — or a white intern, at least. As many have pointed out on social media, instead of being called “27 Questions Black People Have for Black People,” the video should have been titled “Things People Say About Black People At Trump Rallies.”

Twitterati, as expected, did not have any patience for this ignorance and made sure to convey their anger to the BuzzFeed video team:





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They even came up with a new hashtag: #RealBlackPeopleQuestions.








Watch the much-criticized video below:

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