As ones who consider themselves allies of the black community, Buzzfeed felt the wrath of #BlackTwitter last week after they released a video titled “27 Questions Black People Have For Black People.”
In case you were under a social media rock last week, the video included black video participants who presented questions to the black community … when really all they ended up asking were stereotypical, offensive, and white-washed questions that had most shaking their head.
While many were anticipating an apology video from the media collective, the issue came by way of a Tweet:
We’ve heard your concerns about last week’s video. We made a mistake, and want to get better at earning the trust of our black audience.
— BuzzFeedVideo (@BuzzFeedVideo) April 18, 2016
Though they are willing to admit the video was done in poor and taste and was a “mistake”, it has not been removed for their site. And although they admit the video was a “mistake” on their behalf, it has not been removed from their site and many people are not accepting their apology.
— Shenanigans McBeal (@sweetdee007) April 18, 2016