Over the weekend, we reported that comedian Tiffany Haddish inked a deal with Lawry’s. She would appear on the bottle of their seasoned salt. To me, it seemed like a shut and dry case. Another win for a Black woman. Amazing. Not only that, Haddish has spoken often about her cooking skills and the seasoning she uses. So the partnership makes sense.
But there were some people who took issue with a Black woman appearing on the bottle of seasoned salt. They felt it was stereotypical, even racist. And they felt Haddish was falling into some messaging that was detrimental to the Black community. Clearly, there are people who will take issue with anything Tiffany says or does. Their issue stems from their aversion to her personality or extraness instead of the actual work she does.
You can watch Tiffany’s Lawry’s commerical in the video below.
See the criticisms people lodged as well as the people who defended Haddish on the following pages.