Black Twitter Reacts to racist reporting of Otis Byrd with #CNNbelike
March 21, 2015 at 4:14 pm
Twitter called out CNN’s ridiculous coverage Otis Byrd’s with a new hashtag #cnnbelike. Mr. Byrd, a black man, was recently found hanged from a tree in Mississippi late this week. Otis Bryd is not a suspect of any crime and it still hasn’t been decided if his death was a result of suicide or murder, and yet while reporting the story, CNN insisted on referencing his criminal record.
Luckily Twitter was on it and called out CNN for not giving him the same fair treatment and benefit of the doubt that they do for people with less melanin.
— Bassem Masri (@bassem_masri) March 20, 2015
— ReedXcv (@____Reedd) March 21, 2015
— LEFT (@LeftSentThis) March 21, 2015
— Sean Lyles (@1stHiscrown) March 20, 2015
#CNNBeLike 23 year old Caucasian Christian child of God sent both of his parents to heaven today
— Stephanie (@_StudMuffin10) March 21, 2015
Once again we continue channel our energy into parodies to call out the absurd framing and statements of mainstream media.