Tuesday, September 27, 2016

NeNe Leakes Claps Back at Smithsonian Critic


Earlier this week it was revealed that a picture of NeNe Leakes had been used in a Smithsonian museum exhibit to illustrate the impact African Americans have on pop culture [click here if you missed that].

NeNe claps back after a critic points out that it's actually Black gay lingo that should be acknowledged and NOT NeNe Leakes...

27 comments:

Brandito said...

But we did though. All of that shade and reading and extra stuff that people like Nene and Tamar do is all a part of gay lingo and culture. Has she ever seen Paris is Burning? Does she know anything about gay culture? Shade came from reading. Reading came first.

Anonymous said...

She reminds me of Teyona Parrish's character in Dear White People. Been waiting for a breakthrough but like in the movie but it seems like her goal is to look more Caucasian by the season. One day she's gonna post a pic of herself being lighter than Faith Evans.

Anonymous said...

until she takes off that blonde Abomination off her head, she aint got nothing to say to nobody...she can SHUTHEFUCKUP till then!

Chrissy Snow said...

No offense to anyone but gestures from Nene and the gays are not a part of my history. I'm sure there is much more to that museum, it's just a shame this is what's highlighted by the blogs.
We have such a long and storied history but they work overtime to keep it buried by dumb stuff like this.

Anonymous said...

@Chrissy

But it is boo. Nene is and has been popular in the black community since what, 2009? You can't make someone popular and then complain when they remain in the spotlight. Blame black folks but it is what it is.

Anonymous said...

Thank you!! After it was a gay man that gives her that check to act like she does. Gay men's muses are black women and they found the most obnoxious one to make the celebrity, and everybody.

Yes, the boy speaks the truth. Nene doesn't represent history. Nene is representative of current events, they run EVERYTHING these days! She's a culture icon of modern times. It just doesn't seem fitting for her and Harriet Tubman to occupy the same space.

#truth

they will do ANYTHING to slick invalidate our culture.

Allihave2say said...

I see Nene has been working to get her face to look like Kim.

Anonymous said...

Again...Shut up Nene

Anonymous said...

The fact is that gay men (wrongly) do all of that sashaying shit because they believed they were emulating black women. So really what NeNe does is just one big ignorant ass circle.

Malika JustMalika said...

@11:37, they picked her to be an icon. She represents the lowest of the low and they'd rather have someone like her be big than an educated woman who speaks eloquently and makes her community proud.

Chrissy Snow said...

Popularity does not make one an historical figure but that's not my point.
The museum and media are highlighting unimportant things like hand gestures and neck winding then passing them off as a history of our people.
IMO The entire display is a stereotyping of Black people as a whole. Show me more carvings and sculptures from our once many great African Empires. That's what young people need to learn. Not how finger wagging is a form of how Blacks communicate.

Anonymous said...

yassss Malika Just Malika . . .
they know they cannot stand to any black woman of elegance, dignity and class, so the award the brashest of the brash.

Look how they have made us caricutures of ourselves, now they are appropriating: big busts, big butts. A long way from the black women who wore class and dignity back in the 20th century,

NeNe is the black THEY feel comfortable with. They have to break you down first, then they will throw you 30 shekels. So glad that many of us don't want or need their money, and maintain our dignity, elegance and pride, and respect the shoulders on which we stand.

Ok, so a black woman is getting a check, annnnnd?????

Indi_flo said...

History has been re-written with foolishness..

Anonymous said...

@Chrissy and others

If im not mistaken, the museum is about African AMERICAN history in pop culture. We have our own unique history from Africa. Modern black pop culture consists of reality television and the characters that occupy it. Nene Leakes is probably the most popular character. Don't get mad when others acknowledge it.

Anonymous said...

popular but for what?!

girl/boy, bye!

It's done, we are over it, but facts are facts.

Today's pop culture is tomorrow's history. Based on today, the children studying history is gonna be some confused and sad little babies.

Look at who we are holding up these days?!
Fake! Fake! Fake! The only thing that says African is their skin tones, but between the skin bleaching, the fake hair, the big boobs and the big butts, is this really who we want to be known for!?!?!

As opposed to all the dignity and class that black women were in the past . . . not even close.

Have your NeNe, but just know just because she's black, getting a check and is a figure of black culture, everybody aint wit it.

Might get some but you just lost one!?!?!
Lauryn Hill . . .

Now is she in the museum? Oh, no! She's crazy with 50 million kids by a no good man, and she's always late to concerts!

BWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHH!

Nene? to coin her phrase "bye, Felicia"

Anonymous said...

oh yea, and with all the fake, how is that African? or is it American to be fake?!?!?!

Chrissy Snow said...

Africa is OUR history. Can't you see that?

American history museum teaches us about figures born all over the world who have immigrated to America and made their mark. We didn't immigrate here. We were enslaved, then constantly raped,beaten and devalued as humans when we arrived here.
We didn't have a chance to make our own "Unique history" and that is exactly why most of our history lies in Africa.
A history museum is supposed to be used as a learning tool for those of us who want to know about our past. It's not a place to visit pop culture from today. We see the influence of pop culture today in our everyday lives, we don't need a museum for that.

Anonymous said...

Africa is your history but like it or not America is your nationality and your culture.
"African-Americans" are entitled to be a part of American history, because you are an INTEGRAL part of American history, if not the the foundation.
There wouldn't be American anything if it weren't for Black people, and we should be acknowledged for everything, from trivial to astounding.

Anonymous said...

Nene Leakes represents this, stealing from another culture and "adopting" it as her own? "Making" it become popular (pop) and becoming recognized for it? American culture 101.

Tippie Toes said...

Damn this is really stupid there was section themed something like "black ppl and how they react to silliness" I'm paraphrasing here so don't take it in the literal sense however Nene was only featured because of a face she made relating to their theme not because she made some great advancement for blacks but because the museum had a theme for this. Damn. Nene is ratchett and uncouth no one is checking for her for real.

Anonymous said...

"We didn't have a chance to make our own "Unique history" and that is exactly why most of our history lies in Africa."

WTF? Black people have been in America for over 400 years!!! What do you think we have been doing all these years, sitting on our hands?! Yall are ridiculous. We DO have history and that includes Africa AND America.

Anonymous said...

@2:16

Sounds like you have a problem with Nene, oh well. Pop culture is pop culture. The Kardashians are apart of American pop culture and that's because the MAJORITY of Americans made them popular. Same goes for Nene in black pop culture. YALL made her popular, now you upset?....lol

HMMMM said...

Nene is a Caricature, like JJ Evens, Like George Jefferson, like Aunt Ester on Sanford and son or Nell Carter from Gimmie a Break, or George Jefferson wise cracking maid Florance.

She is just the new version. White people love to be entertained by lower classes, it makes them feel superior.

The more you look stupid and "Coon" Shuckle and an Jive and Tap Dance the more its re-enforced to them that we less fortunate, less human, like pets, for amusement or abuse, like kicking the Dog.

The Kardashians whole success formula, the corner stone of their Brand is brand is "The Pet Negro"

Chrissy Snow said...

3:36
I apologize if I wasn't clear. I am well aware we do have our own history with many accomplishments but if you look at the moments in Black history acknowledged by Americans,it's largely based on pop culture or the civil rights movement.
The Civil Rights movement was huge, I wish we had those same type of leaders now but do we really need more pop culture attributed to us.
We have accomplished educators, writers, inventors, engineers, etc. who are an integral part of our rich American history that we never learn or hear about. Those men and women have not been celebrated and revered by Americans like they do Thomas Edisons thieving behind or crooked Thomas Jefferson and it's because throughout the majority of our brief 400 year stay in America, we have been treated as inferiors. We can't separate Africa from our history because that's where most of it lies.

Nene is not even a problem for me at this point. This issue so much bigger than that thing for me.

Anonymous said...

@Chrissy

I understand you. However think if the DEMAND was there for black writers, leaders, educators etc. we would hear more about them. But who does this blog report on? Entertainers, mostly rappers and reality stars. That's what most black people care about/talk about/ think about. The proof is in the pudding. Until the community's priorites change, our leaders will be the Jay Z's and the Nene Leakes'. It has been this since way for decades. The tide maybe changing though.

Anonymous said...

Pop culture is mainly what most black people care about. I'd rather call it "ghetto" history than Black history, there needs to be a separation from the foolishness that is sports/entertainment/gangsta rap, love and hip hop and cheap weaves and uplift and embrace nuclear physicists bio-metric engineers and neurologists, etc.

Anonymous said...

O nee nee u just about made it girl a few more bleaching's and one more snip here and there to that nose and you'll be the white women u dreamed of being u should be proud of yourself aren't you proud to know you almost completed your mission to be a white woman isn't it marvelous? Sad thing is hollyweird is fickle and once their done useing you and abusing u and u say or do something to be blackballed you'll have that face out of all of it i hope you saved or have some collateral to keep all that up cause if not Lil Kim get to blog about all ur surgery's gone bad u know when it starts to sag and fall all to pieces because dear that's not ur real face the real one is under all that stitching and tucked up skin is the real u behind it so congratulations

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