BuzzFeed is in the hot seat right now for an extremely racist article that was published on Wednesday. The title of the garbage piece? “37 Things White People Need to Stop Ruining in 2018.”
Conservative commentator Britt McHenry said, “This article isn’t funny, it’s racist—plain and simple. If a similar piece was written about any other ethnicity, the journalist would be fired on the spot. It undoubtedly would spark public outrage, and rightfully so.”
A few things on the Buzzfeed list were:
-Macaroni and cheese
-United States of America
-Our national anthem
BuzzFeed staff writer Patrice Peck put together a listicle of things she feels that Caucasians have ruined, which features everything from macaroni and cheese to makeup. She blames supermodel Bella Hadid for ruining sneaker culture by talking about shoes like an “undercover cop.”
Peck’s story didn’t take much work, as she simply embedded tweets, comments and headlines written by other people in an attempt to make her point that white people are ruining America.
Media Research Center Vice President Dan Gainor told Fox News that “openly liberal media have finally outed themselves” and left-leaning media members think “it’s OK to be racist or sexist, as long as their targets are white and male” with conservative values.
“The easy test of this is try imagining a bigoted piece of filth like this being written about any other group,” Gainor said, “Picture the ‘37 Things Black People Need To Stop Ruining In 2018’ headline and then wait for Twitter to shut down your account.”
Gainor called BuzzFeed “openly bigoted” but said “major media will let them get it away it” because many would-be critics are just as guilty.
“Instead of hating white people, maybe Buzzfeed should thank them. The unemployment rate remains at a 17-year low, and the economy grew last quarter at its fastest pace since 2015. Minorities, including Hispanics and Blacks, are seeing historic lows in unemployment across the country,” McHenry added.
“Eliminating racism means eliminating all commentary like this. Nobody can help the color of their skin,” she said, “Why make fun of people for that? So, Buzzfeed, leave the ‘comedy’ to real comedians.”