Last night, I was just minding my business, forcibly watching the Villanova vs. UNC game with boyfriend, and I looked up to see Lil Wayne pouring champagne on his cellular device.
You can probably imagine my shock, since a large chunk of my day is spent making sure I don’t drop my phone (because these damn things are so slippery), and more importantly, that I keep the damn thing away from water, juice, and pretty much any liquid of ANY kind.
So just imagine my confusion when I looked up from my fish taco and tequila to find Lil Wayne, pouring CHAMPAGNE on his Samsung Galaxy. *Sigh*
Here’s the thing, I don’t mean to be the bearer of bad news here, but Black people aren’t exactly viewed as the smartest, most responsible people in society. As false as the “stupid, careless Black person” trope may be, it is something that is perpetuated all the time, every day, thanks to the media.
Call me sensitive, but something is deeply disturbing about the depiction of a Black man walking around pouring champagne-of all things-on a perfectly good cell phone that he purchased with his hard earned money, I’m assuming.
For me, it represents the waste and fiscal irresponsibility that plagues the Black community at this very moment. As the #1 consumers in the nation, with little to nothing to show for it, what is a commercial like this REALLY trying to say?
I think the message is pretty clear.
Aside from that, they all look like damn fools. I just wish we weren’t so easily convinced to do dumb sh*t like this. All money ain’t good money.
Basically, this is exactly how I felt about that Black lady hollering in all of the Popeye’s commercials, and all the Black people dancing and singing in McDonald’s commercials. I hate it.