Folks have no problem pushing boundaries, and that was proven yet again over the weekend when a horrible meme hit the web sparked by Ronda Rousey’s recent loss to Holly Holm.
Just minutes after Rousey got knocked out by the veteran boxer, memes started circling the net. But one in particular, which was also shared by 50 Cent, pokes fun at the Bill Cosby rape scandal.
In the photo, Cosby can be seen on the phone asking the receiver: “Hello? Can you please tell me what room Ronda Rousey is in? And if she is still asleep?”
But while the meme served as entertainment for folks on social media, we wonder: Was it the joke too insensitive?
It was recently reported that several more of the dozens of women who came forward claiming that the comedian drugged and or sexually assaulted them over the past three to four decades, have joined the federal defamation lawsuit against the comedian. This all after Cosby and his law team denied many of the allegations, calling the women liars.
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Netflix’s ‘Step Sisters’ Is ‘Bring It On’ … But Way More Woke!
Netflix is getting ready to “Bring It On” … in more ways than one. The streaming service’s new flick Step Sisters is reminiscent of the 90s dance film, but delves deeper into racial themes like cultural appropriation, tokenization and interracial dating.
In the film Megalyn Echikunwoke (Arrow) plays the president of a black sorority who is tasked with teaching one of the campus’ white sororities how to step for a charity competition. At first glimpse the film seems to be stepping into a can of worms — and had folks on Twitter up in arms, but the creators and cast told HipHollywood it isn’t about cultural appropriation but instead cultural exchange.
“There’s a strong political message, and there’s a lot of racial content,” said Nia Jervier. “But I think that the pill that may be difficult to swallow is dipped in honey, because it’s funny.”
What also helps is that producer/writers like Lena Waithe (Masters of None), Chuck Hayward (Dear White People) and Ben Cory Jones (Underground) are behind the project – so you know it’s woke.
“At the end of the day, Jamila the lead character in our minds she’s reaching over to show them a part of our culture. It doesn’t dilute our culture,” said Jones. ” And I love that we can take stepping and evolve that into issues of race and culture.”
Step Sisters begins streaming on Netflix January 20th.
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