In one of the first major Black Twitter trending topics of 2018, the fam thought up what was apparently intended as a humorous hashtag. And while some did find it funny, others think it’s in bad taste.
#TweetLikeThe1600s features a conversation or joke setup surrounding enslavement before punchline comes with a reactionary GIF.
Me: * sees caution sign and walks slower*
Massa: Why you slow down ?
Me: The sign says caution
Massa : Boy who taught you how to read
— zak (@Conc3ited__) January 31, 2018
When you follow the wrong slave while tryna escape and he lead you to another plantation
— Ajz Máhal (@ajzmahal) January 31, 2018
— Common Black Girl (@BratzHoe) January 31, 2018
— Mikey Manziel (@Fly_like_Mike) January 31, 2018
But not everyone finds it funny.
this whole #TweetLikeThe1600s hashtag is not funny at all… we’re the only group of people who do this stupid ignorant shit… you never see Jewish people get on Twitter and hashtag “Tweetlike1941inGermany” We’re the only people who laugh at our own demeaning
— Jason Andrew Hale (@EchoesFromAbove) January 31, 2018
#Tweetlikethe1600s gotta be the most ignorant coonass brainwashed shit I’ve seen on social media. That’s like Jews mocking the holocaust..but they don’t cus the self worth/respect . But this is acceptable especially around Black History Month
— Shae.♛ (@Smokey_Top5) January 31, 2018
This #TweetLikeThe1600s hashtag is so degrading and ignorant for ppl to participate in.
— chyna (@chynadenai) January 31, 2018
#Tweetlikethe1600s when the slave masters blind fold ya mother & brother and forced them to have sex just to breed! Yeah that's a fact I don't think that shit funny at all black people coons , lost , dumb , and just ignorant our ancestors went thru ALOT for over 200 years tf
— Monroe' (@Taste_Drive) January 31, 2018