Listen: Black TikTok Boycotts Thot S—t—But More Creators Need To Step Up
“Black creators are tired of crumbs. They’re tired of eating last and being paid dust for the most part.”
Welcome to another episode of BuzzFeed Daily!
On today's episode:
1. For a long time, Black dance influencers on TikTok have sat by and watched others profit -- many of whom are white -- from the choreography they worked so hard to create. However, now, many are beginning to take a stand.
Several Black creators have pledged to not create any dance challenges for the foreseeable future in protest of this rampant cultural appropriation. At the center of this boycott is Megan Thee Stallion’s latest release, “Thot Shit,” which is serving as the rallying point for influencers who have had enough. BuzzFeed News Reporter, Ade Onibada, explains why the Latest Protest By Black Creators On TikTok Just Might Be The Most Important One Yet.