In 1962, Malcolm X said, “The most disrespectful person in America is the black woman. The least protected person in America is the black woman. The most neglected person in America is the black woman. ”In 2021, those words still sound and sound true.
Nicole Byer has garnered critical success as well as several Emmy nominations for hosting Made! on Netflix. She recently secured her first solo stand-up special Nicole Byer: BBW (Big Beautiful Weirdo). Comedian Faizon Love recently hit social media and shot her fellow comedian Nicole Byer after she got a Netflix special and he didn’t.
In an Instagram post, the angry comedian wrote:
After much deliberation, I got the feeling that the only way to get a Netflix special is to become an uncomfortable black woman … my new name is Nicole Byer … this is my transformation
First of all, Faizon could use a tutor to work on his grammar and perhaps a therapist for his unresolved problems. But what stood out the most was that he wasn’t just doing his job telling a joke … he was trying to disparage another black woman and make him disrespectful. From Mo’nique’s Netflix allegations to Faizon Love’s cheesy comment, we’ve seen several black men attacking these women. Women struggling to be respected in an industry that wasn’t always fair and kind to them. After years of working to showcase their talent alongside their peers, it wasn’t racist white racists who attacked our queens. It was our black men – public humiliations of black women for the world to see. Then comedian DeRay Davis added below Faizon’s comment. “But I think Nicole is funny Faiz … I’ll rock a few others with you. . “
What is the obsession with tearing down black women? Do Chelsea Handler, Ali Wong or Amy Schumer get the same criticism?
Some would even argue that Faizon Love or DeRay Davis aren’t exactly knee-slapping jokes either, but I haven’t heard any announcements or embarrassments.
Let’s change the narrative that we have to criticize and tear down the accomplishments of others. Since we’re on the subject of jokes, who do you think is funnier?
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