MTV released a controversial video shaming white males. Their “anti-racism video,” which was taken down due to excessive backlash, demonizes white men by collectively blaming them for racism, sexism, and the slave trade.
Entitled "2017 New Year’s Resolutions for White Guys," the video features a diverse group of young people delivering a special message to "white men" in order for them “do a little better in 2017.”
The first woman in the video suggests white men “recognize that America was never great for anyone who wasn’t a white guy.” “Can we all just agree that Black Lives Matter isn’t the opposite of all lives matter?” the next woman asks. “Black lives just matter. There’s no need to overcomplicate it.” Another person claims "Blue Lives Matter isn't a thing. Cops weren't born with blue skin, right?" Men should “learn what mansplaining is" and quit doing it, another adds.
The video uploaded on Twitter has been retweeted more than 4,000 times and liked nearly 9,000 times, says The Washington Times. The feedback from people was overwhelmingly negative and Twitter users voiced their outrage toward MTV’s blatant racism.
Many people have criticized the video as racist and MTV has taken the video down twice after receiving a wave of disapproving comments from people online. Whether MTV has learned anything from the backlash of the video remains to be seen.