In one of the first major Black Twitter trending topics of 2018, the fam thought up what was apparently intended as a humorous hashtag. And while some did find it funny, others think it’s in bad taste.
#TweetLikeThe1600s features a conversation or joke setup surrounding enslavement before punchline comes with a reactionary GIF.
When you follow the wrong slave while tryna escape and he lead you to another plantation
— Ajz Máhal (@ajzmahal) January 31, 2018
— Tyler Durden (@BratzHoe) January 31, 2018
But not everyone finds it funny.
#Tweetlikethe1600s gotta be the most ignorant coonass brainwashed shit I’ve seen on social media. That’s like Jews mocking the holocaust..but they don’t cus the self worth/respect . But this is acceptable especially around Black History Month 🤦🏽♂️
— S.♛ (@Smokey_Top5) January 31, 2018
This #TweetLikeThe1600s hashtag is so degrading and ignorant for ppl to participate in.
— Chyna (@chynadenai) January 31, 2018
#Tweetlikethe1600s when the slave masters blind fold ya mother & brother and forced them to have sex just to breed! Yeah that's a fact I don't think that shit funny at all black people coons , lost , dumb , and just ignorant our ancestors went thru ALOT for over 200 years tf 😡
— Monroe' (@Taste_Drive) January 31, 2018