In this day and age? Come on people!
My friend sent me a blog post that a BTS – Bangtan Boys fan wrote about a Twitter comment made by one of the Mentors on BTS’s new show American Hustle Life that’s currently airing. I would link his Twitter comment but he deleted it, so I won’t even bother to mention which Mentor it was.
In the BTS fan blog post, there was a screen shot of a meme with the Mentor’s comment about black women and their attitudes.
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Now, I can’t speak on behalf of my whole race because we each have our own circumstances and our own stories to tell.
I can speak for myself though. I give what I get. If someone treats me well and is respectful to me from one second, that is how I treat them. If someone approaches me with the stank face and is an ass then it is kindly returned. If it’s a work situation, since professionalism is a must, I can deal with the biggest and baddest without compromising my self image and my job. That’s it. No more no less.
When I travel to Japan and interact with the natives, some times I wonder if their surprised reactions towards me are because I am a foreigner or if it’s because I’m a black woman without an attitude. I usually brush this aside though because regardless of the reason, people in Japan have always treated me so kindly that I feel like it’s my second home.
The thoughts still lurk though and sometimes I am mad at myself for allowing them to. Then I see Twitter comments like that one and think to myself, ahhhh. That is why I can’t shake free of those dumb thoughts because as of THIS week someone was on Twitter saying the same old dumb sheit about black women.
I hope that even though he was their Mentor, and I am using the word Mentor VERY loosely, that BTS – Bangtan Boys use their own minds and hearts to determine what they think and feel about the different kinds of women they will encounter in their life time.