Alleged Comedian Desecrates Childish Gambino’s ‘This Is America’ With White Feminism In God-Awful Remake
Becky, can we not?
May 14, 2018 at 2:00 pm
'Tis truly the American way to attempt to cheapen content made specifically for black people by black people and taint it with white feminism. YouTube personality Nicole Arbour is staying true to the patriotic way with her parody of Childish Gambino's "This Is America" video.
"This Is America: Women's Edit" looks to address things affecting women such as beauty standards, the pay gap, rape and “titties." While most of these are important topics that affect black women too, "Women's Edit" completely disregards the beautiful subtle symbolism that Gambino executes for a loud and in-your-face approach.
As one can imagine, well-deserved internet drags have been the general response to the video. Twitter even chose to get Arbour together by pulling out receipts of the self-proclaimed comedian's past displays of racism.
Are we really surprised that Nicole Arbour gentrified This Is America? I mean, she tweets stuff like this. pic.twitter.com/x3xFmlNgN8— e o i n (@AUTOAMERlCAN) May 14, 2018
Arbours “This Is America: Womens Edit” is the perfect example of white feminists doing their usual white supremacist bullshit.— “Dont Flatter yourself Neon Earrings” (@lilrednacho) May 14, 2018
Go ahead and YouTube it but be warned, hella anti black shit. Prob not worth the views tho.
Nicole Arbour making a “Women’s Edit” of This Is America not-so-subtly says that she doesn’t see black women as women— Dominic Bambi (@garliquorice) May 14, 2018
How Nicole Arbour imagined the reaction to her "This Is America" edit: pic.twitter.com/VMLqkFSIGy— Tuxedo Mask (@TheLoveBel0w) May 13, 2018
Nicole Arbour's "This is America" parody is proof white people think black pain & oppression is funny. They're constantly joking about things they dont experience because they lack empathy. They laugh at our pain & deny our oppression, while stealin our culture for money. #Evil— Wokeness 'Blerd' Everdeen (@AnimeOtaku1723) May 13, 2018
how fitting that "this is america: [white] women's edit" almost exclusively depicts black and brown men as its male aggressors pic.twitter.com/RLMuQxPdkX— Mark Tseng-Putterman (@tsengputterman) May 14, 2018
Me calling the police on Nicole Arbour for abusing my eyes and ears with that underseasoned Kirkland brand ass “This is America” travesty she made. White woman have so much in this world, yet somehow shame isn’t one of them. Y’all have to chill. Get y’all girl. pic.twitter.com/4F6IaqLAsp— Dewayne “Not Dwayne” Perkins (@DewaynePerkins) May 13, 2018
While Arbour is completely out of pocket, what more can be expected from a woman who used the concept of Dear White People, a film and TV series about the layers of racism on American campuses, to make a fat-shaming parody called "Dear Fat People?"
We can only cringe at the thought of what she'll make next. After all, this is America, where unfunny white women are still provided a platform to whitewash black art.