That Time BET Got Dragged by Black Twitter for Saying Kimye was #Blacklove
May 25, 2015 at 12:33 pm
Kim and Kanye celebrated their one year anniversary a few days back. In an effort to celebrate the couple, BET evoked #BlackLove to celebrate their one-year commitment. Due to the lack of melanin content found in Kim Kardashian’s skin complexion, Black Twitter decided to sound off.
Maybe @BET is saying anyone Black in the relationship makes it #BlackLove…but that’s not how most would define it.
— Rusty Redenbacher (@rustymk2) May 24, 2015
@BET @KimKardashian @kanyewest This isn’t #BlackLove BOTH parties have to be black! — Queensley (@QUEENSLEYFELIX) May 24, 2015
Clearly the media is trying to erase black women. Since when does Kim and Yeezy represent #blacklove? @BET
— rach (@Arms2Hold) May 24, 2015
The little credibility you had just went up in flames @BET #blacklove — Vintage Honey (@thesoulasylum) May 24, 2015
😂😟RT @TeriAmour: Wait, so BET posted a picture of Kanye and Kim and hashtagged it #BlackLove. I’M CACKLING.
— K$ (@LilPhatty_) May 24, 2015
BET be like #BlackLove pic.twitter.com/HNjQvwQhKJ — Ejike [eh-jih-kāy] (@TheNewThinker) May 24, 2015
— m (@sushithot) May 24, 2015
Kim & Ye does not equal #blacklove but okay @bet — Brown Skin Queen (@Br0wnGirl) May 24, 2015
Y’all really got mf’s out here trying to redefine what #blacklove is. Just ugh, @BET.
— Red Gawd on Fleek (@ShantaFabulous) May 24, 2015
Idk what school these fucks went to, but #BlackLove requires *TWO* black partners. But @BET knows that already. It’s fuckin spam. — Vintage Honey (@thesoulasylum) May 24, 2015
Good grief. Interracial relationships ≠ #blacklove. Come on, @BET. This isn’t rocket science.
— Bae Grylls (@TheAuracl3) May 24, 2015
BET has since removed the tweet.
What exactly was the lesson to be learned? Black Twitter will come for anyone, no one is exempted.