S1 E35: Dire Tweets

airdate: 26 October 2016

We’re six days away from Good Morning Black Twitter’s holiday special, and in this episode Genie breaks down how to overcome impostor syndrome, rebukes Trick Daddy for thinking his opinion on black women matters, and worries about the fate of Twitter.

Show Transcript
Good morning, Black Twitter!

It’s ya girl, Genie Lauren, back again because the shenanigans never end.

Today I tweet for people who doubt themselves for no reason. If you’ve ever put off doing something, because you think it won’t be good, only for it to all turn out well. I tweet for you.

[Superb]

Aside, I’ve recently realized that the cure to imposter syndrome is to actually do things. Create things. Be what you are in your mind, even in the smallest ways. Like, if you can actually show your work, and have done things that you’re proud of? Imposter syndrome just vanishes. It’s not even a thing. There is no spoon.

And, actually, it might not even be work you’re patting yourself on the back for. It might stuff you know is really a work in progress, needs improvement kinda thing. But, it’ll be your work, and you can pull your own receipts – in the unlikely event that anyone challenges you. And, that is how you kick imposter syndrome to the curb.

Now, granted, this has to be with something reasonable. If you have imposter syndrome because you see yourself as a pop star, and you’ve never even had a record deal.

[side eye]

It’s probably a good idea to reevaluate. Just saying.

Anyhoo. . . Trick Daddy had us all in a tizzy yesterday for saying that black women need to “tighten up” or we’re gonna “lose black men” to white women and Latinas, and I honestly. . . don’t really want to talk about him anymore.

Like. . . whyyyyuh?

It’s just another round of ugly man misogyny and I’m sick of it!

I’m fed up!

Y’all done gassed this man up because he has money, and now he thinks his opinion matters.

Damnit, Trick Daddy is ugly! Tell ugly men they’re ugly!

You don’t get to tell me to tighten up with eyeballs the color of aged American cheese, sir!

Lift some weights with your face, before you talk to me. Get your looks up!

[Exhale]

Okay, I’m back.

Anyhoo. . . Black Twitter, what are we going to do? I’m always the first one to roll my eyes at people who say that Twitter is dying, but maaaan. . . it’s not looking good. And, the people in charge don’t seem to have a clue as to how to right the ship.

We’re swimming in troll infested waters, because Twitter is terrified of losing users, and I just can’t believe nobody’s thought of a way to monetize the site that doesn’t rely heavily on ad-sales and user growth.

Twitter has had this problem for years, now. Come on, already.

Most businesses don’t rely on ad money to pay their bills, but for some reason, even with advertisers giving digital media the cold shoulder, sites keep putting all their eggs in the advertiser basket. And, it is completely confusing to me.

It boggles the mind.

My mind is sufficiently boggled.

And, it sucks because I don’t want to see Twitter die. Outside of the fact that Twitter is fun, there’s a whole social movement that’s influenced and fueled by the fact that people have access to other people, easily, because of Twitter.

I don’t know what happens if we lose that access. I’m gonna be honest, I’m scared to lose that access. I don’t want to go back to the days of having to rely on the news to find out something happened.

Where am I supposed to go? Facebook?

Pfft!

Twitter is a cooperative site with corporation leadership, and if they don’t get with the program soon, it looks like the party is over.

Meanwhile, as we spiral down the drain, we still have to deal with trash people who won’t have their accounts deleted for ACTUALLY violating the terms of service.

Like, “Reyna”, for example. Also, known as @thenudequeen.

Can someone explain to me how her entire thread, in which she admitted to coercing a man into sex, doesn’t violate Twitter’s Terms of Service?

She literally admitted to raping a man. I don’t know how she’s not in jail right now. Usually the problem with indicting and convicting rapists is we can’t get them to admit they did it. @thenudequeen detailed exactly how she did it and from the looks of it, she hasn’t been arrested, and her Twitter account is still going strong.

Now, the best we can hope for is that the man’s girlfriend catches her slipping and serves her the Kansas City Shuffle.

It’s a failure to act, by so many parties, in so many ways. But, I just want to say, for the record, Reyna and all the men and women who are defending her, are the bargain bin of trash.

You’re not even good trash that can be used to grow flowers and shit. You are toxic waste dump, and I hope you can’t procreate.

We are six, seis, six days from Halloween, and the I have a Halloween special baking in the oven for you. So, be sure to tune in on October 31st, for the treats. No tricks. Promise.

And, by the way, whether you’re watching or listening to the show. Subscribe and rate it. I’d appreciate it.
Holla at me on Twitter, @gmbtshow.

The day awaits, make it great. Have a good one, Black Twitter.

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