17 Nov 2012


TW: anti-LGBT bigotry

Issa Rae basically uses homophobia and transphobia in her show Awkward Black Girl as punch lines

in the first season the T-word was used as an insult levied at one of the characters

also in Jay’s awkward raps she uses the phrase “no lesbo”

3 Dec 2011

Open Letter to our friends @awkwardblkgrl

Dear Awkward Black Girl,
We love the show! We also love your continuous engagement with fans and your commitment to staying on the Web to maintain your vision. What we don’t love is the transmisogyny and misogyny in episode 11.
In episode 11, CeCe calls Angelina Jolie/White Jay’s ex a “tra**y bitch in heels.” The word tra**y perpetuates violence and divisiveness amongst women by relying on the idea that trans women are not “real” women; it suggests that White Jay’s ex is somehow less than the main character J.  

The word “tra**y” has a very real history of violence and discrimination, often targeting trans women. It has been used as a slur, as a way to objectify women, and as a way of denying the personhood of trans women on the basis of appearance.

We have seen your responsiveness to the fans of ABG and we hope that by raising this concern you will respond accordingly by not using such language in future episodes. There are so many awkward queer, trans, and disabled folks who love the show and it hurts to see and hear our lives used as punchlines. For those of us, the awkward black, queer folks who have lived at the intersections of our awkwardness, our blackness, and our transness, words like “tra**y” erase our lives, and our humanity. Phrases like “No lesbo” and the use of affected speech to imitate hard of hearing people detract from the vision of creating representations for the rest of us who are all too often maligned in mainstream media.

We look forward to many more episodes of The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl that are hilarious without the use of marginalized groups as a punchline. We have confidence that you have the creativity to continue to push comedic boundaries in new ways and educate your audience in the process.

With fierce love,
alicia sanchez gill
Claire Nemorin
Moya Bailey
Kimberley Shults
Anonymous Awkward Others

7 Oct 2011


Lmfao, I can’t deal with this show.

  • Nooooo, at least try Fred!
  • Lmao when she responded “…Shit.”
  • Darius is vegan! As if I didn’t already love him.
  • My dad thought I said presbyterian too the first time I said pescetarian.
  • …Her boss need to go somewhere. Roscoe’s? Lmao. Her racistness is limitless.
  • Dolores’ prayer… I got a few choice gifs for her ass.
  • “It’s rude for you to breathe.” LMFAO.
  • Lmfao, NINA’S PRIDE. I CANNOT. I CAN’T. She should get with him just for spite, I swear.
  • “Let a man be a man”? There are so many reasons to dislike Nina, I don’t need anymore. Of course someone can pay for your drinks, its not anti-feminist to have someone get your tab, but what does that saying even mean?
  • NO THE TAMPON NO, I CAN’T BREATHE. Sidenote I hate that anything menstrual-related is so shamed upon. I try so hard to force myself to take a tampon out of my pocket or back without a fuck to give, because I want to erase that stigma. But the shit is so deep.
  • Lmao she called her Brandy.
  • THE SNAP. Yes my god! Omg. So good. Lmao no this creamy crack heiffer did not just try to regulate. Did she not realize they were all over her, and not the other way around? Lmao, Nina, you’re losing right now.
  • Her boss. I swear to gawd.

This episode is toooo muuuchhh! Lmfao.

indeed! and may I add the sheer genius to evoke the “are you gay?” question and just not answer it. This show is so meta!

1 Oct 2011









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