T-Boz Slams Black People On Twitter!
T-Boz of TLC has finally spoken publicly in an interview to address the extreme amount of backlash they’ve been getting from fans recently. Ever since TLC caught a lot of flack last week from fans on Twitter who have created a #TLCisGoingToJailParty hashtag movement in response to the $430K that they donated to TLC’s Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign for their new album, folks have been ripping TLC to shreds on social media. It started after T-Boz seemed to get frustrated with one fan who asked for his $5 donation back after he didn’t hear any updates about the progress on their album, which is typically what donators of crowd funding campaigns are supposed to receive.
T-Boz was on the Rickey Smiley Morning Show a couple days ago to do some damage control and set some folks straight- in particular, some African American folks straight- on social media who have been coming after TLC because she says their naysayers absolutely do NOT have their facts straight. Here’s what T-Boz said:
“This is the thing, if people would do their research because everybody who donated, we’ve sent emails weekly. And on top of that, we did a press release. The problem with people…I refuse to address ignorance because there’s a lot of followers out there. They see one comment and they just jump on the bandwagon and don’t do their research,” the 45-year-old said during a recent interview on the “Rickey Smiley Morning Show.”
She added, “And at the end of the day that’s what I find really disappointing. Especially with our people. It’s mostly our people doing it and you don’t ever see other races on the internet dogging other people out the way black people do each other. It’s embarrassing and it’s unfortunate to me. I did the press release. What y’all should be worried about is your lack of knowledge and your ignorance. The information has been there.”
And there you have it family! T-Boz does make a good point- we know from first-hand experience, that oftentimes some people have a tendency not to actually read, or research the topic prior to commenting and giving their thoughts on it on social media. Although I definitely do not agree that it’s just a ‘Black people thing.’ It happens with all races. I’ve seen people of all races slam Miley Cyrus, I’ve seen Britney Spears get hammered heavily by her race in the media, I’ve seen Iggy Azalea get blasted on social media by not only African Americans, but a whole lot of Caucasians as well.
But at least T-Boz didn’t run from the controversy, she’s getting in front of it and addressing head on, so that’s a good for her.
ILOSM family do you think T-Boz’s response is going to put that whole #TLCisGoingToJail backlash to rest finally? Do you think she made a good point, or no?