“Black Twitter Hates Me Forever”: Celebrities Who Probably Wish Social Media Would Calm Down

July 7, 2015  |  
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Twitter can be a wonderful place — until you cross it. These big names recently found out how bad things can get when Twitter attacks.

Chris Brown

Comparing yourself to Tupac is a bold move for any artist. And Chris Brown found that out the hard way when he Instagrammed this photo of himself Photoshopped into Tupac’s back seat. Twitter did not let up.


The 2015 Oscars

#OscarsSoWhite may have had zero chill, but what it did have were several dozen good points about the lack of racial diversity in the 2015 Academy Award nominations.



Rachel Dolezal

If Rachel Dolezal hoped the controversy would die down, she forgot to take Black Twitter into account. Weeks after she was outed for posing as a Black woman, Black Twitter had a lot of questions and weren’t afraid to #AskRachelDolezal.

Don Lemon

It feels like Don Lemon is permanently on Twitter’s bad side. His most recent offense? Holding up a Confederate flag and a sign displaying the n-word during his CNN show instead of focusing on the devastation of the recent church shooting at Emanuel AME.

Urban Outfitters

When they tried to charge $8 for hair ties that you used to buy 20 for a dollar. Could you imagine how mad your mom would be if you lost one now?


After Symone told Oprah, “I’m an American, I’m not an African-American,” Oprah warned her: “Oh girl, you’re going to set Twitter on fire.” Several months later, the former child star said she realized Oprah was right:

“She told me that black Twitter’s going to hate me forever. She was right. I love you, Oprah. She’s like everybody’s rich aunt. She’s really close to you, but she’ll never give you any of her money.”



When it claimed that North West inspired “A Generation Of Natural Hair Girls.” The natural hair movement just started? North West is its ambassador? No wonder Black Twitter went in.


E.L. James

We all thought the Fifty Shades Of Grey writer had millions of fans. But it was her haters who took over her recent Twitter Q&A and had nothing nice to say.


The Evening News

News outlets seemed reluctant to cover the string of churches that were set on fire in the wake of the Charleston shooting, as well as the removal of the Confederate flag. But Black Twitter, and stars like Jesse Williams, have been pushing to keep relevant issues in the forefront.


Donald Trump

A series of racist comments put Donald Trump on Twitter’s bad side — and they aren’t letting up at all.

Anyone Who Reads Jimmy Kimmel’s Mean Tweets

Twitter is such a hotbed of celebrity hating, Jimmy Kimmel Live! had to start “Mean Tweets.” We shouldn’t laugh at celebrities reading shade about themselves, but it’s seriously funny.


After his Daily Show appearance where he urged Black Americans to “forget about the past” when it comes to race relations, the Twitter thread #blackcelebsbelike tore him (and other “sell-out” actors) a new one.

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