Something I did tonight because this post made me so angry
#colorism #frenchgirlsapp #racism #art #blackwomen
yeah I just downloaded that app, now ima delete it…
So, first of all, yes, someone was a total [I’ve been searching for an appropriate expletive for the last 90 seconds and still not come up with a strong enough word to put here, so I’m just going to move on—I think you get my meaning] when they sent the OP back that picture. That was absolutely indefensible.
But it’s important to distinguish the difference between the app creators and the app users. The app creators didn’t draw or send that picture. An anonymous user did. When good people who find this kind of thing disgusting—and it most certainly is disgusting—boycott the app it just lets its userbase become flooded exclusively with the kind of reprehensible people who take part in this kind of behaviour, ruining what should be a great app. If you blame the creators and boycott the app, you’re harming all the people that don’t deserve to be harmed and helping the people who would use the app to be racist and cruel behind a veil of anonymity. Maybe none of that is your problem. Truthfully, it’s not mine. I’m not too into selfies. You don’t have to help the creators or fight back against the anonymous scum who use French Girls to send racist bilge out into the world. I actually don’t intend to do more than write this.
But if you’re going to be pissed about what happened to the OP, get your facts straight. Know who you should be mad at. Creating a half-decent, original app is hard work. You don’t have to be grateful to the creators for doing it, but it’s probably polite to not call them racists, considering that they are in no way responsible for what happened to the OP.