It has come to my attention that a lot of white people are offended by Netflix’s inclusion of Dear White People. Again, there are a bunch of people late for the “Cry Useless White Tears” show. It would have been more worthwhile if it was the movie version. However, we are talking about the Netflix show. So, it seems that there are white people finding reasons to be offended again.
And you know what? I’m here for it.
Following the trailer and release date announcement of Dear White People, several white people have canceled their Netflix accounts, and voiced their opposition to the series via Twitter. Someone even said that it “promotes white genocide,” which absolutely makes no sense considering in that 34 second teaser there is nothing that remotely suggests a white genocide. 
So, I watched the trailer for myself. Not one time did I witness anything that insinuated white genocide. No white people were hurt in the filming of this trailer. None of them were violently attacked, shot, or hung from a tree. Thus, all of this “white genocide” talk is quite unfounded.
Still, we haven’t been covering the true problem with this situation: faux outrage and increasingly insubstantial sensitivity.
White Tears for Nothing
I’m going to say this once and I’m going to say this again: the entire basis of white tears is the abject sensitivity over non-issues. It is extremely grandiose to cancel an entire Netflix account over a TV show. It is even worse when the TV show isn’t inflammatory in any way. Yet, here we are. We are still concerning ourselves with silly outrage and Tomi Lauren level of pandering to the lowest common denominator. And that denominator is the white person that needs a hug over non-issues.
It is shocking to see what this entire world has come to. You have a people that will fight harder to feel oppressed than realizing that their issues aren’t even worth noting. You have people that look for ways to be offended by things. You have a people that don’t realize the basis of words like “white privilege” because they don’t properly use dictionaries. This is the world that we live in: where simple knowledge and understanding leads to horror.
White Tears Epilogue
Make no mistake: Dear White People is not a show for those sensitive to black issues. However, I find it quite hilarious to cancel an entire Netflix subscription over it. I’m still not surprised by any of this. This is the level of sensitivity that many of us have come into. I would hope that, one day, people would stop looking for reasons to get mad. Instead, we have people getting offended at shows that they don’t understand and won’t watch.
So, the white tears shall continue.
‘Nuff Said and ‘Nuff Respect!!!
- Netflix Teaser Trailers: ‘Dear White People’, ‘Girlboss’, ‘Anne’, ‘Buddy Thunderstruck’ (slashfilm.com)
- Chance The Rapper Hosted A Private Screening Of Jordan Peele’s Get Out Film (thefader.com)
- New Shows Headed To Netflix In 2017 (kymx.cbslocal.com)