Really, Though? Who Died And Made You An Authority On What’s “Real”?

August 20, 2012 ‐ By La Truly

A few friends and I were discussing all the hilarious/crazy pictures and posts and rants and trending topics that we see on a daily basis via social media. Among the almost annoyingly frequent glut of pics and posts, we found that there is a trend of exclusivity. Various races, genders, music fans, sports lovers etc. seem to love telling others how real (or not) they are by their own standards:

“You’re a REAL Lakers fan if..”

“Only REAL Sistas [insert any number of actions]…”

“If you don’t know this song you’re not a REAL R&B fan…”

It’s a hit or miss situation. Sometimes they hit us with truth and it’s nothing but net, other times I’m looking around with a hardcore WTF! face thinking that folks need to just be benched for their crazy assessments of what constitutes “realness.” Today I shall call out my top 5 of the ridiculous “real” peddlers who haven’t quite thought through the BS they’re trying to sell. Don’t get your feathers all ruffled, just take a look and have a laugh:

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  • Julie Landry

    THANKS….for the REALNESS of REALITY …..As a Journalist Major in College …I APPRECIATE , Your HONESTY on the REALNESS of REALITY …..IF “I” was grammatically Incorrect in My GRAMMAR or Punctuation….I was Caught Up , In the Moment of YOUR “REALNESS” Article!!!! OXOXOXO

  • flyboy

    With regard to #1, I would think that a real woman with own place/paying her bills is more connected to a woman taking care of herself rather than relying on a man for support. IMO, a woman trying to get a job so she can be in the position of being independent would qualify as a real woman by #1’s standards.

  • msgeegee

    I’m a very petite. Always have been, always will be. Personally, I dont spend much time throwing shade at so called thick women and their bodies. that’s just weird. Beauty comes in all shapes, sizes and colors. Cant we all just get along?

  • ijs

    I was with you till you started shading thick women. Sounded a little jealy there.

    *Drake voice* I’m just saaayin

    • mia

      “maybe if you hit the gym at weighed in at 115, you’d feel differently”

      lol I’ve noticed skinny girls love to project and act like it’s the
      thick girls who want to be skinny when it’s really the other way around.
      Me and a lot of thick girls I know actually dread losing weight. And
      thick =/= overweight. Just something delusional fat girls and bitter
      skinny girls put in their heads to make themselves feel better.

      • Julie Landry

        I’m GREEN EYED , BLONDE HAIR, 5″ 9″, LEFT HANDED & Born on 9/11/61!!!!! STOP JUDGING …..I GIVE BACK DAILY TO MY COMMUNITY…..DO “U”?????? P.S. 140 Pounds as well ,who SEE PEOPLE !!! NOT RACE, WEIGHT, or INCOME!!!! Just want to EMPOWER ALL WOMEN!!!! Can U say the same …HUG ,& HELP …DON’T JUDGE & YELP

    • sabrina

      I personally am just tired of thick women tryna put down skinny girls. Some of us can’t help being skinny, so it’s offensive when thick girls feel like they’re better and that real men like thick girls cause “only a dog wants a bone.” I’m happy with my skinny size, and there are plenty of thick girls that are happy with their size as well. Can we just leave it at that?

      && I’m not coming at anyone, I’m just saying in general.

      • ijs

        whoa now, if anything i see more shade coming from skinny girls.
        “Thick now, fat later” and all that foolishness.
        But I know it’s just overcompensation.

  • Kayo

    How about, “Real women give head”?

    • Julie Landry

      CAN’T STICK THIS …til U LICK IT & “YES” to ALL MEN…..To GIVE is to RECEIVE!!!!!

  • Sallie Mae is the devil. -__- Smh,!

  • Amija James

    The chicks who say real men like thick women are usually fat!

    • Kristina Tramel

      Suuure “roll eyes”

  • Aha! I really enjoyed this article.. Spoken from an Aires like myself! 😉

  • Ms. Esq

    Great article. I love it. I have to keep remembering this “Just do you and be done with it.”

    • Julie Landry

      I’m 54 & Have been Shouting , Not just Saying,’DEAUX “U”” from Roof Tops for Years!!!!! I choose “DEAUX” , because i’m Both French & SOUTHERN, !!! Grew Up in New Orleans ,now residing in New York! YES….I could be described as a W.A.S.P. BUT , i APPRECIATE the HONESTY AMONG ANY WOMEN…Concerning JUSTICE & EQUAL RIGHTS!!!! Your Piece , gave ME , both HOPE & PEACE !!!! DO NOT JUDGE ….WOMAN MATTER….Keep Spreading the “REAL” WORD!!!!!

  • Gimmeabreak78

    This list was pretty funny. I especially enjoyed the “real Christians” bit. I delete thousands of sick kid pictures all the time, and have never felt guilty about it.

    • MLS2698

      Have you ever gotten the ” Christian ” real words of wisdom, send this message to ten people you know, modern day chain letter/text? I had to tell someone NOT to send any forwarded messages to my cell, lest I get real upset; I do not like being affiliated with, or have my # tied to some fool I don’t know based on someone trying to spread the ” real word.” Gets on my nerves!

      • that happened to me a few years back and that person was my auntie, she cussed me out via email and ever since i have not acknowledged them.

        • MLS2698

          Why? I just don’t like it when people mix social media/chain letters with Christianity. And I like for my phone to be clear of being linked to strangers/fakers. I’m all for the faith of Christ, but not from just any idiot that can text.

      • Julie Landry

        This Girl, concurs!!!!

  • Erin

    Hahahaha loved it!

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  • Michelle

    I swear…this has to be one of the most enjoyable and comedic Madame Noire articles that I’ve ever read. I just graduated from college and I am also struggling with bills, especially since Sallie Mae will be knocking on my mailbox in about…two months. If you catch Sallie and her cew let me know cuz I will surely jump in! Whoop that trick’s tail!

    • KJ23

      I swear Sallie Mae is going to pull a Godfather on me. Trap me at a toil booth, then a bunch of men with machine guns are going to have their way with me if I’m late on another payment!! The price of higher education…smh