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'
First @ELLEmagazine makes 3 WOC share a cover and now it publishes an obtuse criticism of #blackgirlmagic. Yay, diversity! — 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'
.@ELLEmagazine went for the reach of the year on this #BlackGirlMagic piece. And we're only 13 days in. 😒 pic.twitter.com/ifTxHgUf7e — 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 ''
But the point of the #BlackGirlMagic movement is about embracing strengths because our weaknesses are spotlighted EVERY DAMN WHERE
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— Deola (@DeolaCola) January 13, 2016 ''
The saying is "#BlackGirlMagic" not BlackGirlsAreMagicalMythicalBeingsOnly or w/w phrase was imagined to get us here @ELLEmagazine — 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 '
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 '
First of all @ELLEmagazine, Black women know they are human. #BlackGirlMagic is about celebrating our sistas because y'all don't