#whitewomenoverstepping started trending on Twitter after Veruca Salt angered the African American community
When a white Australian influencer started commenting on behalf of the indigenous people and berating black people for celebrating Thanksgiving, the black community closed her on Twitter Spaces, whereupon she deleted her account.
The hashtag “whitewomenoverstepping” started trending on Twitter on Thursday November 25th after an influencer named Veruca Salt posted some opinions on Twitter Spaces that angered the African American community. Before deleting her account, she posted a number of controversial tweets. One of the examples of her tweet read, “Maybe it’s a cultural thing for me to respect the traditional owners of the land I was born on, but I really don’t see how disrespectful to an entire culture every year and then asking for respect for us makes no sense. Respect AOTEAROA. “A screenshot of the tweet is still circulating on Twitter.
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She was also outraged that black people celebrated Thanksgiving in the US because they believed it meant “supporting white supremacy” and “disregarding indigenous communities.” There were also rumors on social media that the influencer in question was accused of being a thief and a scammer who allegedly stole $ 10,000 in cash from another woman.
Twitter was quick to respond. “Yt people (especially yt women) believe that their advocacy and allies should allow them access to black spaces – they are comfortable talking about blackness-related topics but automatically become violent when told that they exceed #whitewomenoverstepping, “one Twitter user said while another remarked,” White women who are anti-black under the guise of advocacy and activism, rather than listening to indigenous peoples and the real groups disenfranchised by colonialism are.” A third commented, “It is very revealing that I saw several views today from people who come for blacks to get together and eat food today. If it is one of the few days that we are all free, never partake in the holidays of the whites in this country. “
The next one commented, “For the Yts in the # -proverb that we are a bunch of ‘racist blacks’ please learn the definition of racism #whitewomenoverstepping.” Another added: “#whitewomenoverstepping IF THEY ARE NOT BLACK, HEAR OUR VOICES. WE HAVE EVERY RIGHT TO FEEL ANGER. SOME THINGS ARE NOT DEBABABLE. Stop talking about us. “
Another quipped: “‘White women get some black followers and friends and think they can speak for a community they’ll never be apart from’ PERIOD! #Whitewomenoverstepping.” One commenter tweeted: “She just asked what we blacks have to be thankful for…. We are grateful for life. We are attacked daily by the media and by the police and the judiciary. I’m grateful that I “I’m fucking alive. Stay out of our business. #whitewomenoverstepping. “One person responded with:” There will always be black liberation over white feelings. Period. #whitewomenoverstepping. “