Things We Saw Today: 1-844-WYT-FEAR Is There For Your Racist Inclinations ft. Niecy Nash
We created a real hotline for a real problem: 1-844-WYT-FEAR (1-844-998-3327). In this satirical infomercial, @NiecyNash plays the inventor of a service for white people to call instead of 911. https://t.co/ViZQOHcLSV pic.twitter.com/mVmLnGTlVl
— NYT Opinion (@nytopinion) October 22, 2018
Are you a white person who is afraid of black people? Do you fee the urge to all 911 everytime a black person does something mundane? Well, there is a hotline around for you to vent all your frustrations without having to publically shame yourself (although you probably deserve that too). This satirical infomercial is hosted by the hilarious the comedian and actress Niecy Nash as the inventor of a new hotline, 1-844-WYT-FEAR. See a black guy on a boat? Don’t call the police, call 1-844-WYT-FEAR because they can tell you that black people own boats now too.
While this commercial is hilarious (regular frisbee or ultimate frisbee) it does inform in the written portion of the opinion piece that there have been at least 39 known instances just this year when someone called the police to complain about black people doing everyday activities across the United States from Brooklyn, NY to Dane County, Wis.
The number is 100% real and when you call there is an automated message informing you that you’ve come to the right place. So please, before you decide to emotionally traumatize a small black child for no reason, give this a call.
(via The New York Times, image: Paras Griffin/Getty Images for Essence)
- A heartbreaking article in NYT about a woman who miscarried during work and the way her company treated her. It’s a powerful look at pregnancy discrimination in corporate America, so pro-life people why don’t you be mad about this. (via NYT)
- White supremacist ass Richard Spencer’s wife filings for divorce claims that he physically and emotionally abused her. (via Buzzfeed News)
- Sandra Day O’Connor, the first female supreme court justice, announced that she is retiring from public life because of dementia and “probably Alzheimer’s disease.” (via AP)
- If you are looking for a good Daredevil or Jessica Jones costume this Halloween season, the costume designers for those shows have you covered. (via Inverse)
- Supergirl is casting James Olsen’s sister for this season, expanding the Superfamily. (via Comicbook)
- Sarah Silverman released an apology to her very problematic statements about Louis C.K. to one of his victims, who ‘accepted the apology‘ but in a way that also makes it seem like a clap back, which would be well deserved. (via Twitter)
Thank you. I know exactly how you feel. I can’t seem to live my life without getting rape & death threats, harassed & called a cunt regularly for simply telling the truth. I’m sorry your friend created this situation. We deserve to do our art without having to deal with this shit https://t.co/yK6xafdzur
— Rebecca Corry (@TheRebeccaCorry) October 22, 2018
Oh it’s only Tuesday:
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