WEIGH IN: Black Restaurateur Goes Viral After Anti-Twerking Rant
1. How it started...1 of 16
2. Not the cliff notes!2 of 16
3. "[We're] not talking about that statement enough for me."
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The True Kitchen & Kocktails owner said “I want men to respect themselves and how can I do that when ladies are in here twerking”— cae (@LouisXXIV) November 30, 2020
We not talking about that statement enough for me.
4. In a middle of a pandemic...
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hosting a super spreader event yelling about manners— Craig Bro Dude (@CraigSJ) November 30, 2020
5. Just vibes
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No Twerking .. just vibes pic.twitter.com/paGEYlVhRc— BackUp for Queen of Zamunda❤️✨ (@j0yyUnspeakable) November 30, 2020
6. The creativity!
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I am not my brunchcestors?— 🍐 (@Of_Noble_Mien) November 30, 2020
7. All levels
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That restaurant owner was all the way wrong.— THIQUE CHURCH GIRL. (@MsPackyetti) November 30, 2020
Also why was he packing folks in like that with no masks or distancing or any precautions whatsoever?!?
It’s a no for me on all levels.
8. Food for thought
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“You don’t see white folks doing that...”— THIQUE CHURCH GIRL. (@MsPackyetti) November 30, 2020
A truly loving reminder that this one of the ways we internalize our own oppression: we make whiteness the aspiration and measure everything against it.
White is not the norm or the default it wants us to think it is.
9. No better opportunity to use a Shemar Moore 'Soul Train' clip!
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Waiter: Here are the shrimp and grits you ordered. Sir............sir....— #TheThirstyHippie ⚜ (@just_loach) November 30, 2020
10. Something isn't adding up
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Me reading these tweets about a woman twerking where twerk music was played inside a restaurant...... pic.twitter.com/nD1nsfdru3— THIGHler Diggins (@KhaliaEvette) November 30, 2020
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When y'all pretend white people are the standard for behavior and respectability, it just tells me you haven't spent much time with them— Jezebel's Gem (@AmandaDannielle) November 30, 2020
12. The alternative approach
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“I appreciate you being here today and I am glad that you’re having a great time at True Kitchen however can you please not dance on the furniture. We have others eating and it can be disturbing to their experience. Please continue to enjoy the music and food.”— Vagiquil Fairy (@BAAAM92ISBACK) November 30, 2020
13. Just our luck!
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You have me drinking tequila for 2 hours waiting on food, you lucky if this ain’t me pic.twitter.com/PctJ4yL0ic— King Leo 🇭🇹 (@NYWiseass) November 30, 2020
14. The opposing argument14 of 16
15. I love our people!15 of 16
A Black Dallas restaurant owner is getting dragged after a video shows TRUE Kitchen + Kocktails owner Kevin Kelley loudly laying down the ground rules for the establishment while telling his guests to stop twerking. See what Black Twitter had to say and tell us your thoughts.