On Monday, ELLE magazine published an op-ed by writer Linda Chavers criticizing the #BlackGirlMagic movement, but by Wednesday, Twitter wasn’t having it.
For a publication that thinks cornrows are the “new and hip” style, Elle Magazine has a lot of nerve trying to tackle #BlackGirlMagic
— Chasity S. Cooper (@chasityscooper) January 13, 2016
— Fulana de Tal (@soulamami) January 13, 2016
@ELLEmagazine googling the difference Btwn magical and superhuman could’ve saved you the stress of writing this
— Dez (@Adesuwa_G) January 13, 2016
Her point about how black women being seen as superhuman has grave affects on us, is valid. How she connects it to BGM is trash.
— Bené (@beneviera) January 13, 2016
“We’re not magic. We’re human.” Has to be the laziest way to try and demean #blackgirlmagic At least put forth some effort 😪
— Tae (@taaaylor_love) January 13, 2016
— Brittany Packnett (@MsPackyetti) January 13, 2016
From Afropunk to Care free to now BlackGirlMagic why do you feel comfortable erasing black women?
— Imperator Amazonia (@Blackamazon) January 13, 2016
Elle Magazine just put Viola and Taraji on their covers now they telling us Black Girl Magic is a disease. pic.twitter.com/vp8fCZ5olN
— Johnny Boy ☮ (@JohnTheFame) January 13, 2016
— Danielle Brooks (@thedanieb) January 13, 2016
Besides dragging her article, timelines were flooded with praises of black women and clarification of the hashtag’s real meaning.
But the point of the #BlackGirlMagic movement is about embracing strengths because our weaknesses are spotlighted EVERY DAMN WHERE.
— Deola (@DeolaCola) January 13, 2016
— Zerlina Maxwell (@ZerlinaMaxwell) January 13, 2016
— Johnetta Elzie (@Nettaaaaaaaa) January 13, 2016
#BlackGirlMagic, which is really just about creating a space to celebrate us in a world that marginalizes & ignores us.
— Damita Jo (@kiaspeaks) January 13, 2016
#BlackGirlMagic is finding cures to diseases, founding businesses, or waking up & smiling every day when the world tells you you’re nothing.
— Domestique, PhD (@ARainhaDoce) January 13, 2016
— Mango Sorbaé (@BienSur_JeTaime) January 13, 2016
I’m still Black Girl Magic even with my failures and problems and shortcomings. I’m Black Girl Magic BECAUSE of them.
— Sensei Aishitemasu (@seren_sensei) January 13, 2016
— Patti LaHelle (@_maleficentt) January 13, 2016
— Bossip (@Bossip) January 13, 2016
— Tracy Clayton (@brokeymcpoverty) January 13, 2016
Well, it seems like most of us got the point. To support black girl magic check out the original creator who made the hashtag popular @thepbg