Have you ever noticed that the only time some people mention anything they think black people care about is when they need attention? Better yet, when their ratings start to take a dip and they’re desperate for clicks, views, or just being talked about. The same people pull the same stunts at least five to ten times every year. Whenever ratings dip, or they’re in need of attention, say something that they feel will anger the black community. They’ll probably classify this as saying something “controversial.” Just the thought that if you do or say a certain thing, a whole race will react, is really racist in and of itself….but I won’t get into all of that right now. The point of this post is that these same people pull this same desperation trick out of their bag for attention and I’m getting sick of the act.
Piers Morgan took to Twitter this afternoon to promote an article or post that he was writing (I really don’t know what it was, I didn’t bother to read anything but the title) titled “Black people say the ‘N’ word in their songs, so why can’t white people say it?” Or something along those lines. Granted, I never bothered to read the article. As far as I know the article could be about something completely different and Piers just used a catchy title to garner some attention. I doubt it though. The point is, the last thing in this world that Piers Morgan cares about is rap music and how much the ‘N’ word is used in the lyrics. You know it, I know it, and Piers Morgan knows it. Yet, this is the topic he chooses to speak on. Why? I’m sure there are a million other things Piers Morgan cares about more than rappers saying the ‘N’ word. Like anything political going on in the United States right now. The GOP is right in the middle of another push at getting a terrible HealthCare bill passed. The President of the United States is once again making a public spectacle of himself…..this time on a global stage. Why isn’t Piers talking about those things? I’ll tell you why. It’s because in the political arena he’s just another small fish in a very big pond. Nobody gives a damn what Piers Morgan has to say unless its…..wait for it…..”controversial.” People like Piers Morgan whole careers lives or dies bases on attention. The man has no discernible talent. If he doesn’t get any attention, he will disappear into oblivion, because he really doesn’t add any value to anything. He’s just there. People like Piers Morgan don’t care if people are speaking about them negatively or positively. All that matters is that people are talking about him. Truth be told, that’s all the networks care about too. Do you think the networks go through the hassle of checking to see what each individual Twitter account is Tweeting about a person when that person is trending? HELL NO! All that matters is that the person is trending. That means they’re getting attention. To Networks, that means the person holds some sort of value. It’s that simple. This is all a game, and I hate to say it, but some people know how to play it, some don’t, and some aren’t even aware that there is a game going on. This is why people like Piers Morgan target a black audience when they need some attention. Their thought process is that, whenever you Tweet certain key words, the black community will react. And if you Tweet or speak about those key words negatively, the black community will give you the attention that you want and desire. Some of those key words being: Anything about white people saying the N word, anything negative about Beyonce, and anything negative about Barack Obama. They’re trolling. Most times they could honestly care less about any of these things. We have to do a better job of recognizing the game. If we keep giving them the attention they crave every time they’re looking for it, they will keep doing what they’re doing. Cussing them out in the comments does nothing at all. It’s still attention. That equals a win for them. The best way to handle these trolls is to completely ignore them. That hurts more than any comment you could think of typing. Attention is food for these trolls. We need to treat them like the animals in the zoo. DON’T FEED THE TROLLS!