Leave it to Diddy to stir up some controversy just as he’s starting one of the biggest things he’s done in years.
For those who don’t know, Sean “Diddy” Combs launched Revolt Tv on Monday on Comcast and Time Warner Cable. The network is being touted as American music oriented cable channel that will focus on music videos, live performances, music news and entertainment.
But early Saturday morning, Diddy posted a picture on Instagram that might make a lot of people turn him all the way off.
In the photo, a black woman is standing tall in the center while white women are basically bowing down to her in a circle. Diddy captioned the photo with, “As it Should Be!!!!!!! #BlackIsBeautiful”
Ring the alarms.
The comments section were immediately on fire with some white people angry at Diddy for posting “something like this,” some black people happy he did it and a mix of everyone else a bit unsure of the reason for posting it. Oh, and it wouldn’t be social media if people weren’t just arguing with each other.
Here’s a sample (we’ll quote them without sharing names):
“All the white chicks on this post look better than this black b***h”
“I see it as him telling black women you are beautiful and it’s time we see that. I don’t see the black woman being pulled down but instead lifted by white women…”
“‘As it should be?’ Wrong! That’s counter racism! That’s just as ignorant with the roles turned around.”
“Boy please…then why u don’t use black females as lead models then??? Hypocrite!”
As you can see, the comments section has gotten intense with more than four THOUSAND responses.
What do you think? Was Diddy’s post or caption reverse racism? Ignorant? Right on track with what you believe?