In the latest episode of “Everything Is Racist,” far-leftists are using images from Oprah’s interview with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to make even more unfounded allegations of bigotry. A leftist non-profit organization called “Slow Factory Foundation” issued a warning specifically to white people telling them they are engaging in “digital blackface” when they post memes that include black people in them.
According to the intrepid individuals at the Slow Factory Foundation, “digital blackface” is “an online phenomenon where white and non-black people share GIFs and photos of black folks to express emotion or reaction to anything happening on the internet.”
They continued: “Performing blackness, be it IRL or online, is not an acceptable form of expressing reaction or dissatisfaction, especially not in exchange for likes and retweets.”
The “warning” came directly after Oprah’s interview, which spawned a veritable smorgasbord of new internet memes. Indeed, the images featuring the media mogul have grown quite popular, and it seems to have triggered those on the hard left.
“Since the #MeghanandHarry interview on Oprah, we’ve been seeing a lot of digital blackface infractions with a few of Oprah’s reaction gifs and images going viral, but that doesn’t mean you should be using them,” the organization asserted.
The group went on to claim that non-black people using these GIFs and memes “reinforces negative stereotypes about black folks such as they’re aggressive, loud, sassy, and simply here for your consumption and entertainment.”
But wait, it gets even more absurd.
The organization then argued the sharing of these memes is akin to white performers wearing blackface during minstrel shows at the turn of the 20th century.
“It was not long ago that white performers would paint their face black as a form of entertainment for the masses, often playing with the idea that black folks are primitive and violent, and hyper-sexualizing black women,” they posted on Instagram. “The way that white and non-black folks engage in digital blackface feels too reminiscent of these old shows.”
“For example, in light of the Meghan Markle and Prince Harry interview with Oprah this past week, social media has been plastered with Oprah reaction gifs and ‘which Oprah are you today?’ graphics, callously being spread by non-black users,” they added, claiming that this behavior constitutes “digital blackface.”
Imagine demeaning the societal ill represented by actual blackface by pretending white folks using memes featuring black folks is somehow equal to a racist art form designed to promote the horrific treatment of black Americans in the late 1800s and early 1900s. These are the type of individuals who see racism not as an evil to be defeated but a cultural cancer to be exploited.
To put it simply, people like this don’t want to destroy racism. They LOVE racism just as much as they love Hitler. To them, any type of bigotry is nothing more than a weapon they can use to push their Marxist agenda and shame others into complying with their rules.
It is also worth noting that this particular example of mindless race-baiting isn’t only directed at white conservatives; these people will even smear folks on their side for using a particular meme. This is the type of world they wish to create; one in which they can dictate what people say on social media and elsewhere. They will only succeed if we let them.