Is This You? ‘S*** Black Girls Say’ Video Goes Viral
We may not want to admit it, but sometimes women say some crazy, ridiculous, and hilarious stuff. Not long after the YouTube video “S*** Girls Say” went viral a few weeks back, Clinton Hill director Elijah Griffin made his own spoof specifically for black girls.
In just two weeks, “S*** Black Girls Say” has racked up more than one million views–and a little controversy as well from viewers who don’t find his comedy the least bit funny.
Billy Sorrells, the star of the video who describes his character “Peaches” as “a cross between a woman and a gay man” sporting a goatee, told NY Daily News the clip is not that serious.“We were just trying to amuse ourselves. We didn’t expect it to be viral.
“People need to laugh. When we laugh, we see each other better.”
Griffin agrees: “When your work is provocative it will offend others. We don’t mean any harm. It’s not a social commentary on how real life is.”
Social commentary or not, Farah Tanis, executive director of Black Women’s Blueprint in Downtown Brooklyn, says the video is still sending a message.
“You put something on YouTube, the whole world is watching. I don’t think it is a man’s place to offer this type of representation of black women.”
You be the judge. Check out the video of “S*** Black Girls Say” and tell us what you think. Are you guilty of saying any of these things? Do you find the spoof funny, offensive, or neither?
Brande Victorian is a blogger and culture writer in New York City. Follower her on Twitter at @be_vic.