The social justice warriors over at Teen Vogue are here to inform us that using reaction gifs with black people in them constitutes “digital blackface.”

Apparently we’re not allowed to use Stevie Wonder, Xzibit, or Shaquille O’Neal gifs so you better stock up before the PC police come to confiscate them.

According to the thought-police over at Teen Vogue, using a reaction gif that has a black person in it is “digital blackface” and it’s just like lynching people.

The article had to take a swipe at Meghan McCain and call her out for several of her tweets. There surely were no other public figures guilty of this besides a Republican TV pundit.

The other people included in the article were complete unknowns and the Dory parody account.

They tried to start it off all artsy even though it’s an op-ed about a meme…

In this op-ed, Lauren Michele Jackson tackles the recurring use of black people as reaction GIFs and its implications in terms of broader “digital blackface.”

The following harmless reaction gifs are now considered “digital blackface” and Teen Vogue is totally nonpartisan

They’re even triggered by the ‘Dory’ parody account…

The Teen Vogue op-ed explains they don’t want you to stop sharing the gifs, they just want you to know it’s racist…

There’s no prescriptive or proscriptive step-by-step rulebook to follow, nobody’s coming to take GIFs away. But no digital behavior exists in a deracialized vacuum. We all need to be cognizant of what we share, how we share, and to what extent that sharing dramatizes preexisting racial formulas inherited from “real life.” The Internet isn’t a fantasy — it’s real life.

Those pesky white supremacists are coordinating it all:

In other instances, digital blackface is an orchestrated attempt by white supremacists to disrupt black organizing. Writer Shafiqah Hudson started the hashtag #yourslipisshowing to document instances of digital blackface in real time, joined by other black women writers and theorists such as I’Nasah CrockettSydette HarryMikki KendallTrudy, and Feminista Jones. As the name of the tag suggests, online minstrels are no more believable than their in-person counterparts to anyone who knows black culture and black people, rather than a series of types. Unfortunately, digital blackface often goes unchecked unless a black person does the work to point out the discrepancies in someone’s profile.

REMINDER: Reaction Gifs = Digital lynching

Images of black people, more than anyone else, are primed to go viral and circulate widely online — in trauma, in death, and in memes. Reaction GIFs are an uneasy reminder of the way our presence is extra visible in life, every day, in ways that get us profiled, harassed, mocked, beaten, and killed. Long before the Internet or television, merry racist characters like pickaninnies and coons circulated the same social space as lynching postcards. Being on display has always been a precarious experience for black folks.

People are roasting the concept on Twitter:

Teen Vogue and the rest of the internet is freaking out about this new app that has racial face filters too…

Watch MILO obliterate a student who calls him a white supremacist:

Teen Vogue

  • Jena Witherson

    Why is this magazine still in business? It’s nothing more but a failed propaganda rag for girls who never went through any hardship in their lives, but need a reason to feel like a victim. A.k.a girls who lived in the suburbs or upper class.

  • James Lipton

    So they want GIFs to be whites-only? Umm…

    • Zark

      I think they want whites not to use black gif reaction memes anymore because something something racism… On a side note, I replied to the Teen Vogue tweet about the new FaceApp filters using a Michael Jordan laughing meme.

  • Chesapeake

    If they’re so interested in history maybe they should take a look at the roots of the Democratic party and their treatment of blacks since Reconstruction. While they’re at it take a look at the party of Lincoln and their efforts. Until then they can stop their “woke” narrative.

  • rwg1949yt .

    “…it’s just like lynching people…” — with this kind of stupidity it may actually become that.

  • Fedo
  • Steve Obeda

    What about when white producers hire black actors?

  • BooBooBaby

    Add Vogue and Teen Vogue to your Boycott-Forever List!

    Do not buy their magazine or click on their websites.

    Hit them where it hurts….in their Wallets/Pockets/Bank Accounts!!



    • Heywood Jablowme

      Totally. I’ll never read it again!

  • DaisyToo

    Consider the source. This is the same magazine for teens that routinely features articles like this disgusting one: “11 Thoughtful Gifts Your Friend Who Had an Abortion Would Appreciate”.

  • M&M

    the mass murder attemp at #Charolettesville was conducted by a social justice warriors

  • anna

    Is this before or after the article for teens about how to have anal sex? This magazine is obviously filled with vital information for young people.

  • B David Greenwell

    Does this mean that I can’t dress up like Freddie “Rerun” Stubbs on Halloween anymore? I mean, memes aside, what does this say about comedy? Whites are the only unprotected species on this planet!

    • jackp_7788

      Rerun was my favorite. But now I’m confused. I’m a white man. Am I even allowed to like Rerun???

  • Kexessa

    Is this a trick? How long before they start screaming “there aren’t enough people of color in GIFs and white people are racist!”.

    • Krystin Kiley

      EXACTLY! no matter what, they’re never satisfied.

    • Frankie Goddard

      I was thinking the exact same thing.

  • jackp_7788

    “Black culture dominates popular culture” …. and we wonder why this nation is going down the toilet

  • Dante Alighieri ????

    “digital blackface.”

    Pretty soon whites won’t be allowed to quote Martin Luther King or Dennis Rodman.


    Didn’t a pasty fat (((white))) jew lefty make headlines recently for his “I know you be a rayciss” Twitter page? The one that uses a black kid “dat’s rayciss!” gif as his logo while doxing people so he can try to get them fired or killed?

    No outrage against him, huh? How coincidental…

    • *Independent-Free-Thinker*

      “jew lefty”? Your DISQUS comment history is full of inappropriate bigoted antisemitism.

      • GTKRWN

        And? Why don’t you try proving it wrong, lefty.
        The fat faggot that was collecting Patreon dollars to dox and harass conservatives was a jew. Coincidentally, of course. Because just because it’s always a jew doesn’t mean it’s the jews you stupid goyim.