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"Sh*t Black Girls Say" Is A Youtube Hit, But Some African America Women's Groups Upset [what do you think?]

The youtube video "Sh*t Black Girls Say" has gone viral with over 1.2 million views since being posted on December 16. The clip is a spoof of another popular series of videos "Sh*t Girls Say," but not everyone is laughing.

The Elijah "EK" Griffin directed video features actor Billy Sorrels dressed in drag, playing the role of "Peaches," a black woman who pats her itchy weave and constantly complains.

“We were just trying to amuse ourselves. We didn’t expect it to be viral,” Sorrells told the New York Daily News. “People need to laugh. When we laugh, we see each other better.”

Despite what looks to be an overwhelmingly positive response from most of the video's viewers, two African American women's advocacy groups are not amused.

“While those images are funny to those of us who are well- educated, some young people don’t know how to filter the message,” said Benita Miller, founder of The Brooklyn Young Mothers’ Collective. “Young people don’t know what is real or what is imagined,” Miller said. “When you work with young women they take on these characteristics.”

“You put something on YouTube, the whole world is watching,” added Farah Tanis, executive director of Black Women's Blueprint. “I don’t think it is a man’s place to offer this type of representation of black women.”

Griffin says people need to learn how to laugh and get over themselves.

“To all those people offended out there - it is a simple joke,” said Griffin. “It’s made for people who are easy going.”

What do you think of the video?

 

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Comment by Kiana on January 5, 2012 at 2:00pm
Can I touch? This sooooooooo ghetto! ROTFLMAO!
Comment by Kiana on January 5, 2012 at 10:38am
Comment by Bruce Thorne on January 5, 2012 at 9:46am

That was utter nonsense, i did not see any thing that i would consider amusing.This should be on Bravo the cable channel and of the Rue Paul show.

Comment by Ishmael Scott on January 4, 2012 at 11:41pm
That SH$T is HILARIOUS!!!!!! Some of you need to lighten up!!!!!!
Comment by BUG on January 4, 2012 at 9:11pm
Education Is The KEY!

Comment by patricia bryan on January 4, 2012 at 3:18pm

SKITTLES

 

Comment by Santa Lea on January 4, 2012 at 1:23pm

HAHAHAHA...........LOOK AT HER SHOES....LOOK AT HER SHOES

Comment by sonia Kewley on January 3, 2012 at 8:41am

lmao! i think it's funny i don't see what the big deal is really

Comment by Chris Stennett on January 2, 2012 at 1:09pm

To be honest the video was funny but not to the point where it had me falling off my chair but it was factual lol.

Comment by Kiana on December 31, 2011 at 12:58pm
And I say heell yeah, hell yeah....f-ing right...

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