Lib says fellow whites should not use ‘reaction gif of a black person,’ but forgets one key factor

While offering up some unsolicited virtue signaling, a white leftist spectacularly displayed his own lack of self-awareness in an attempt to speak on behalf of black people.

Michael Fulwiler, who considers himself a “therapist hype man,” spends his days promoting his newsletter on accessing mental health resources. When he’s not sharing articles that aren’t based in fact composed by progressive professionals who are at least credentialed, he takes time to tell other people how they should live.

He’s “not a therapist,” but he plays one online.

On Friday he demonstrated a penchant for this behavior when he took to Twitter to offer up a “friendly reminder.”

“If you’re white, there’s no reason to use a reaction gif of a Black person (aka ‘digital blackface’) when there’s literally a Schitts Creek gif for everything,” Fulwiler wrote.

Little did we know before this righteous post that an ambassador was out there imbued with the authority to speak for all members of both the white and black communities. Of course, the reality is that Mr. Fulwiler neither possesses such clout nor the self-awareness to consider his own history of reaction tweets that find him guilty of doing exactly this.

Quicker than you can say @DefiantLs, Fulwiler’s post was filled with retweets of him sharing gifs of black people from all walks of life to respond to people. The trip in the wayback machine went no further than the beginning of the week before it drew attention to his use of Ludacris.

He’d comically used gifs of President Barack Obama and a young black football player within weeks of this post as well.

Fulwiler knew he stepped on a rake here because he blocked replies to the original post, attempted to reason some of the gifs out, and then resorted to victimhood Monday.

This didn’t stop the internet from reminding Fulwiler that the surest path to get people to do something is to tell them that they shouldn’t.

Fulwiler’s hypocrisy isn’t exclusively limited to the black community though. He’s equally guilty of celebrating the use of gifs of other minority groups in the United States.

And he’s pretty adamant in reminding everyone that he knows what’s best for the black community.

Which gets to the crux of what’s really happening with Fulwiler. As a practicing fake internet therapist, he’s surely heard of the white savior complex to which he proficiently demonstrated a first-hand example.

Twitter users pointed out the absurdity of “cultural appropriation” claims.

Others expressed exactly that, pointing out that by committing to Fulwiler’s worldview they would then be participating in a form of digital segregation, as opposed to the “digital blackface” he argued about.

The main takeaway should be, like one Twitter suggested, to “laugh and move on.” This isn’t “digital blackface.”



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