Come here. Have a seat. We need to chat.
Look, I’ma need some of y’all to not use Black Lives Matter to sell your shit. Your beer, your apples, your what the fuck ever.
You wanna slap “#Caramel Apples Matter” on your sign, Minnesota’s Largest Candy Store in Jordan, MN? Join the movement? Fuck you and the horse you rode in on and the stable you got that horse from and the mare that gave birth to it. You can join the movement of my foot up your ass.
“Dark Beers Matter”? Really, Wynwood Brewery Company? Yeah, you canceled the event and apologized, not being aware of what the promoters were even doing, but still, someone thought this up, thought it was a good idea and went with it. Who was this person? They, that promoter, can fuck themselves and the entire damn stable.
It’s not funny, it’s not cute, it’s offensive as all fuck to a movement that demands police responsibility. It’s offensive as all fuck to the families of people who have been murdered by the police due to racist bullshit. Is this a joke to y’all? Is this so simple to you, something funny you can pick up to get attention. Because boy oh fucking boy are you getting it now. We’ve noticed what shitstains you are.
And still, there will be people who will actually DEFEND this bullshit.
“Don’t be so sensitive!”
“It’s just a joke!”
One more time…
Call me a humorless liberal, but this bullshit needs to stop. NOW. If you can’t support BLM, then leave the fucking name alone. Stop selling your shit on the backs of our dead.
Got it? Good talk. You can go now.
Update: So a few people have left negative reviews on the store’s Facebook page. A friend ended up getting this as a response:
Bravo, Facebook. Pointing out racist actions by businesses: bad. Allowing racist, sexist, harassing groups to keep on keepin’ on: good.
Oh, and apparently everyone who objected to Caramel Apples Matter is a BLM ‘thug’ according to comments on the page as well. Isn’t it super great when racists show off their true colors with their language?
UPDATE the second: News of the sign made it to local press, with the owner claiming, as per usual in these cases, that it was a “mistake”. At least there was an apology made, along with a desire to “move past this”.
No, sir, you don’t get to decide when we “move past this”. And how the hell was this a mistake? Someone tossed the letters up at the sign and they just FORMED that randomly? Please.
Look, white people, just leave any and all things Black Lives Matter alone unless you’re offering support and allyship, and you won’t have these problems.