I assume you’ve seen the video of “Shit White Girls Say…To Black Girls” since it’s been on the internet for, like, two days. But in case you haven’t, here you go:
Hilar, amirite? (And also a good pocket reference if any of the white folk among you are still saying any of those things…you know who you are.) The Village Voice tracked down creator Franchesca Ramsey, who said that she wrote and filmed the video after seeing the millions of offshoots of “Shit Girls Say,” but specifically the “Shit Black Girls Say” response.
I saw the “Shit Black Girls Say” version, and I thought, man, that does not relate to me at all. None of it relates. To me, it was a bunch of black stereotypes — the weave, the neck swerving. I mean, it’s still funny, but it’s not me. When I went home at Christmas, my friends were asking about my hair, the usual fax pas…and I started thinking, if I wear a white girl wig, that could work…and I started writing ideas down, and it happened.
Ramsey posted the video on Wednesday, and on that day alone it got over 1.5 million views. She explained to the Voice that most people get and like her video, but some have still decided that it’s racist (yes, against white people). She also talks about the huge beef that brewed between her and Perez Hilton, who apparently posted the video to his site without embedding it, and cut the credits at the end.
“He said, ‘We will now present you with ‘Shit White Girls Say…to Black Girls,’ as if he’d made it,” Ramsey said.