(AllHipHop News) The social media collective known as “Black Twitter” is part of the reason shows like Love & Hip Hop become regular trending topics on the platform. However, one cast member from the Miami edition of the reality show has an issue with some of the African-Americans that congregate on the app.
“As the black community, the urban community, we don’t really uplift one another. We’re like crabs in a barrel. We tear each other down,” Christopher “Prince” Michael Harty told TMZ. “You never heard of Spanish Twitter. You never heard of White Twitter. But you damn sure heard of Black Twitter. What do they do? They roast people. They bring them down.”
While Black Twitter is known for cracking jokes on celebrities and other public situations, the digital ecosystem has also been responsible for publicizing social issues such as #BlackLivesMatter, #OscarsSoWhite, #BringBackOurGirls, #IStandWithKap, and #BlackOnCampus. It is currently Black History Month, and Black Twitter has spent the last few weeks honoring historic black figures as well as celebrating the release of Black Panther.
Also, there are other Twitter users with similar interests that converge under one heading. For example, NBA Twitter, Anime Twitter, Fashion Twitter, MAGA Twitter, and LGBT Twitter are all identified on the site. When asked if there shouldn’t be a Black Twitter, Prince replied, “No, because it’s entertaining.”