S1 E40: Bi Bi Bi

airdate: 16 November 2016

Genie celebrates a major milestone for the show, and talks about the latest hot topic inspired by Issa Rae’s hit show “Insecure”: dating bisexual men.

Show Transcript

Happy Hump Day, Black Twitter!

It’s ya girl, Genie Lauren, black by popular demand.

Today, I’m gonna tweet for people who are easily distracted.
You ever get ready to do something, but then realize you meant to do something else, and by the time you get to the third thing remember you’re really supposed to be doing the first thing. . . and, all the while you haven’t moved from your spot. Whole time, you were just sitting and thinking like

[ticking music]

If that’s ever happened to you, you’re my people. We gotta stick together and help each other out of these infinite brain loops.

So, guys! Yesterday was Good Morning Black Twitter’s three month-a-versary, and I am proud to announce that the show has over 100 subscribers on YouTube!

[cheers]

That’s a real landmark moment, and I’m super grateful for it. I’m so glad y’all are enjoying and following the show. Putting this show together is not easy at all. So, I LOVE you all for the support you’ve given me. It does not go unnoticed by me, at all.

By the way, that’s not to leave out the podcast listeners. There are a few different ways to listen to the podcast, so it’s not easy to tell who may have subscribed on iTunes or other podcast rss feeds. But, y’all show up for me, with each episode as well. And, I thank you for it.

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Okay, so let’s get down to business, because I don’t know about your timeline, but my timeline has been on a certain topic for days, and I got some questions.

If you haven’t been watching Issa Rae’s show on HBO it’s quite alright. I really hadn’t been either. Not because the show is bad, but because with all the good shows there are to watch, something had to get cut.

No offense, Issa.

Then, Atlanta had its season finale, and I finally had some time to devote to a different show. . . so I started watching Pitch (which is not as good as I thought it was gonna be, but not half bad) . . . anyway, I digress.

So, Insecure has a character that’s dating a man who – it turns out – had an intimate experience with someone of the same sex.

It was a man, who had sex with a man once, but he’s not gay, or bi, it was just that one time.

But, from that episode, someone asked women of Black Twitter whether they would date a man who was bi. . . as you can imagine. . . homophobia galore.

Obviously, not every response was homophobic, but there were a whole lot of responses echoing the sentiments of the women on the show.

“He’s gay”
“I want a man, who’s a man” (as if gay men aren’t men)
Yada yada yada.

And, I’m not even gonna get into how this is the way black women uphold patriarchy. My question is. . . how you gon be “desperate” and be against someone who is all about you?

Women will be out here dating broke boys, drug dealers, rappers who ain’t got nothing to show for it but mixtapes, dudes with 9 babies by 6 baby mamas, abusive dudes, stupid dudes, ugly dudes, smelly dudes, cheating dudes, fraudulent dudes, and everything in between. . .

But a man who happens to like women as well as men is going too far?

Y’all look funny in the light.

And, it’s not even to say, “I was just never attracted to that type of man”, because there’s not really a bisexual look.

As far as I know, I’ve never met a bisexual man. And, a lot of the gay ones look just like the straight ones. . . except, maybe with better hygiene and skin care, just as a general rule. . . though, even that’s not really a sure thing.

Anyhoo, back to the topic at hand.

Women, in general, will date these trash men, but an actual good guy could come along and y’all said, “NAWL”, because he’s bisexual. Not gay. Bisexual.

Girl, bye. More for me.

There’s a lot that I won’t accept from a man, but his sexuality ain’t one of those things.

And, you might be thinking, “but, Genie what about AIDS?”

Condoms.

Condoms are still 99% effective against the transmission of HIV/AIDS when used consistently and correctly. Considering I’ve never had an STD or pregnancy, I’m gonna go ahead and vouch for that. I am the 99%.

“But, Genie, what if he cheats on you?”

I’m supposed to feel better about being cheated on because the other person is a woman?
Either way, everybody gotta die. It really makes no never mind to me what sex the other person is.

I can’t even think of what other objections there are to this that don’t just sound silly and homophobic when you hold it up to the light.

But, you know what? Why don’t you let me know, ladies? If you said you would not date a bisexual man, why not? What’s your reasoning? Hit me up in the comments of goodmorningblacktwitter.com or holla at me on Twitter @gmbtshow. I’d love to hear from you.

This show’s over, but the day’s just beginning. Have a good morning, Black Twitter.

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