By now, we all know that the business of trolling is really just a cry for attention. We all know that very empty, miserable, sad, dejected, unhappy, sour apple bitter bitches go online and say mean things to people who they barely know. Some even go as far as posting lackluster YouTube videos dedicated to their business of trolling.
While it is perfectly acceptable to troll Trump and his thugs, Beyoncé haters, and LeNard, it is not acceptable to troll brand new babies.
Toya Wright, reality star, author, and ideal representative of the New Orleans accent, recently gave birth to her baby girl, Reign. Excited about her bundle of joy (as she should be), Toya commenced to post pictures of her fresh-out-the-womb baby online. Tameka Tiny Harris also posted pictures online while holding the new baby, who we all noticed had gotten darker (as most Black, new-born babies do) since Toya posted the fresh-out-the-womb pictures. Within days, the creepiest of the creepy trolls started to leave negative comments about the baby.
The comments became so outrageous that Reginae decided to power up one of her iPhones and sans makeup or filters, proceeded to drag the Internet on behalf of her new sister. She commented that people had been mean to her online since she was a child, and she refused to let the same thing happen to her sister.
While no one explicitly linked the trolling to colorism, one cannot help but to draw a connection between the darker color of the baby and the online bullying.
This situation just reminds me how much people, and I’m talking to Black people specifically, really hate dark girls in this world. I cannot believe that in 2018, we are still playing out the light skin/dark skin psychological warfare that the colonizers subjected our ancestors to. Our ancestors were too preoccupied with trying to survive the day, so they had no time to critically analyze why their oppressors were setting up hierarchies within the slave community based upon skin color, a characteristic no one had any control over – not the creation of lighter skin tones which usually resulted from a rape nor the Eurocentric features that seemed to draw attention and would eventually become the standard of beauty.I cannot believe that in 2018, we are still playing out the light skin/dark skin psychological warfare that the colonizers subjected our ancestors to. Click To Tweet
It’s so sad because just last week we were all celebrating that beautiful dark skin prevalent in Black Panther and this week, some of us, have decided that we have nothing better to do but leave nasty comments about a baby online. How sad.
Rolling Ray Undergoes Surgery After Wig Catches On Fire
Social media star Rolling Ray underwent surgery Tuesday morning to treat serious burns on his body after his terrible wig accident last week.
In a series of IG stories, he let his audience follow along as he prepped for surgery.
Last week Rolling Ray announced he was hospitalized after his wig caught on fire! During a January 13 Instagram Live session hosted straight from his hospital bedside, he showed his severely burnt and damaged face telling viewers his “whole skin, legs, arms, feet, and everything” were burned.
In a more recent Live, Ray explained the incident that led to his whole wig catching on fire: an unfortunate smoking accident. “It just, like, lit on fire when I tried to light the cigarette,” he recounted. “So I get to trying to snatch the wig off. B***h, the fire goes to my f*****g shirt, to my feet, to my legs, to my back. It’s a fire everywhere, it’s a fire in the whole room.”
Of course the internet trolled him in a disgusting display of ableism and heartlessness. Comments like “Rolling Ray should have stopped, dropped, and rolled” and “karma’s a b***h” had social media conflicted in its feelings about his accident. His sensation comes from his harsh and, often, below-the-belt reads (just last month he told Yung Miami to “dig (sic) up” her dead baby father. However, the criticism didn’t stop him from responding on Twitter.
Rolling Ray might be problematic as all get-out, but we do not tolerate ableism here. We wish him well as he heals.
Fantasia Reveals Gender of Baby On the Way!
On Tuesday singer-songwriter and “American Idol” winner Fantasia Barrino took to social media to reveal that she is having a baby girl, her first child with husband Kendall Taylor.
In a series of Instagram stories, Fantasia showed pink fireworks being shot off during a gender reveal party, to her and her hubby’s excitement! She continued by sharing what her daughter-to-be’s name will be: Keziah London Taylor.
The news comes after the couple revealed they had struggled to conceive since their 2015 marriage. During a November episode of her IG Live show “Taylor Talks,” she described continuously praying for a child with her husband. Fantasia, a deeply devout Christian, was obviously elated when she shared the news.
“God I Want To Thank You!” she said in an Instagram caption. “You Gave Us A Seed even when the Doctor said that one of my Tubes [was] Closed you said Different. @salute1st I Love You King and I can’t wait to see who He or She acts Like.”
We can see Fantasia and family are all super excited to be welcoming a baby girl into their lives. All congratulations to her.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Are Getting Divorced, Report Says
In a story published Tuesday evening, Page Six is reporting that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are getting divorced, with the two already in settlement talks. The news comes after the couple spent the holiday season separately – Kanye at his ranch outside Cody, Wyoming, Kim and the kids with her famous family in southern California.
A source close to Kardashian was quoted saying, “Kim got Kanye to go up there so they could live separate lives and quietly get things sorted out to separate and divorce. She’s done.” Kardashian, 40, and West, 43, are said to be splitting because of marital problems directly related to Kanye’s very public mental health struggles.
For several years the rapper’s various antics have caused fans to worry. After coming out as a Trump supporter, West then announced his own 2020 presidential bid under a new political party: the Birthday Party. At a campaign rally in South Carolina, he was seen rambling, debating individual audience members, and at times, crying. In various interviews, he has rambled on almost incoherently, and his tweetstorms are now infamous.
For her part, Kim has always supported her husband and has openly discussed the difficulties of their marriage. Back in June, she shared on social media, “Anyone who has [bipolar disorder] or has a loved one in their life who does, knows how incredibly complicated and painful it is to understand… People who are unaware or far removed from this experience can be judgmental and not understand that the individual (has) to engage in the process of getting help no matter how hard family and friends try.”
It appears she has finally reached her limit in the union with the unnamed source saying, “She is serious about taking the bar exam and becoming a lawyer, she is serious about her prison reform campaign. Meanwhile Kanye is talking about running for president and saying other crazy s**t, and she’s just had enough of it.”
Separately, a source close to Kanye alleges the rapper is sick of his wife and her family, which might have some truth to it since he has tweeted some pretty nasty things about them in the past. “I been trying to get divorced since Kim met with Meek at the Warldolf [sic] for ‘prison reform,’” he said in a now-deleted July tweet. Recently, he hasn’t been featured on his wife’s Instagram and has largely remained out of the public eye.
With the news yet to be confirmed, the “divorce is imminent” reports are just rumors for now. We’ll be following the news as more information comes out.