The online series “The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl” won the Shorty Award for Best Web Show, but before they could bask in the victory, the program was hit with a racist backlash. Monday (March 27) night, the show became the subject of a very disrespectful twitter trending topic, and cyber bullying.
Creator, writer, and star, Issa Rae’s series has garnered a cult following of fans, but unfortunately there are those that don’t want to see a Black project (with a multi-cultural cast we might add) do well. Under the hashtag #ThingsBetterThanAwkwardBlackGirl, a bunch of racists sore losers, who Rae beat out in the Best Web Show category, used the social networking site to spew hate.
Among the repeat, and most vocal offenders, was comedian and on-air personality Mersh who addressed his more than 10,000 Twitter followers with quips making light of everything from Trayvon Martin’s murder to Chris Brown’s attack on Rihanna. Regardless of the hatred, no one can take away the win from the well-written “Awkward Black Girl” series.