Black Twitter was not here for last night’s whitewashed American Music Awards showcase on ABC, especially not after Christina Aguilera demolished a tribute to our beloved Whitney Houston.
The reviews came in pretty quickly after Aguilera’s first few notes into the “25th Anniversary of The Bodyguard” performance and everyone’s face in the audience showed sheer anxiety including P!nk and Ciara. To see the most viral remarks made by Twitter critics and unschooled fans of black culture appropriation, follow the hashtags under #BlackTwitter or #AMAs2017.
Another despicable subject that kept raising tweets was the downright lack of representation for the black community as a whole. For one who’s ignorant to what culture appropriation may look like: it’s having a white woman pay mediocre homage to a deceased legend of the black community meanwhile the entire show had not one black performer until the very end where she not only was being honored for a lifetime of achievement but had to perform in honor of herself…..we love you Diana Ross!
In case you missed it, here’s a snippet of Aguilera’s performance full of flat untuned notes. They were unbearable and quite embarrassing to watch the “I Am Beautiful” songstress belt out.