so i kinda need to get smth off my chest please bear with me and i’m sorry
it really breaks my heart how when white ppl on this website post abt the lack of representation on the night changes video everyone is like YEA WHAT A GREAT POINT WOW you are such a good person for speaking up abt this but when all us POCs were feeling shitty abt this from the get go when the first trailer came out all ppl did was unfollow us or send us rude messages abt how they were too busy looking at zayn to pay attention to the hand and we’re just making a big deal out of nothing…??
and it’s sad that ppl only pay attn to shit when a white person says it like that’s such glaring evidence of the way racial hierarchies work… and this post isn’t a criticism against the white ppl who have spoken up abt it at all i’m glad you guys have and i mean absolutely no disrespect to that, it’s just sickening the way people react differently to issues when it’s being said by different people. and it’s sad that i even need to make a disclaimer about this bc otherwise ppl r just gonna tell me i’m being ungrateful and “would you rather white people not speak up about racism at all?! something is better than nothing okay” without even realizing that POCs have been speaking up about it for ages just that we don’t have enough voice and power and no one ever really pays attention