Teen Mother fans are all too mindful that Mackenzie McKee has made mistakes on social media and in real life.
Heck, that’s all good. Viewers and followers alike anticipate a particular amount of mess from this franchise.
It’s perhaps required
However there are locations where even ardent advocates will draw the line, and among those is bigotry.
What Mackenzie had to state about Vice President Kamala Harris this week is enough to turn people’s stomachs.
Before we get into Mackenzie’s horrible, inexcusable statement, we want to clarify that this is not old news.
Fans aren’t dredging up Mackenzie’s comments from her teen years, or ancient tweets from which she might have found out.
These remarks that the long time truth star made on social media are from right here in January 2021.
She is a 26- year-old grown woman.
In the midst of a discussion online, McKee made it quite clear that she doesn’t consider our Vice President to be a good example.
Fair enough, however …
” Sorry, no,” Mackenzie commented cattily, using a stop sign, a hand, and a buffooning laughter emoji.
” There are a lot of remarkable women in the world for my children to look up to and view as good example,” she acknowledged.
” Kamala Harris is not one of them,” Mackenzie then wrote.
Not fantastic, however the specific bigotry is yet to come.
” It blows my mind that out of all the amazing colored women in this world, that is the one who is making history,” Mackenzie scoffed.
Um, yeah. That was a thing that was said.
It is absolutely unsuitable and downright racist to refer to anyone as a “colored” individual, and everyone born after 1930 knows it.
In case this for some reason requires discussing, there were lots of years when individuals of color read the word “colored” to show them where they might (and could not) go.
People of all political persuasions need to be able to agree on the easy truth that you should not call people by the words used to oppress them.
The history of that sort of insult is horrific and regretfully still recent.
Segregation is part of living memory for millions. Is it the N-word she said? No. A label does not have to be the literal worst slur in the history of language to be offending, wrong, and downright revolting.
It’s practically amusing, due to the fact that there are people on the political left with fair, nuanced criticisms of Kamala Harris who might question if she’s a good example.
From her record as a prosecutor to her promotion of FOSTA/SESTA, some feel that there are more exceptional ladies of color in and out of politics to admire.
Fans quickly observed that this nuanced take is clearly not what Mackenzie was revealing.
” The caucasity of this bitch!” one commenter madly declared.
” It was in her liked tweets the whole time and now I feel less cray for making that post,” a Redditor kept in mind, describing Mackenzie’s harmful, bigoted side.
” Nasty little ingrown toenail of a human smh.”
Others just required her firing by MTV. There is no excuse for that in 2021, if there ever was.
Some observers recalled that this is hardly Mackenzie’s very first brush with racism.
She has actually previously described Native Americans as being both “lazy” and “welfare-dependant.”
That is unconditionally racist. It is likewise vicious and incorrect.
As is often the case when Mackenzie is in the spotlight, fans astutely brought up her dubious history with animals.
From the pomeranian that passed away in her “care” to breeding an elderly pet to leaving another pet dog “caged” while she ran out the nation.
Mackenzie is a genuine piece of work, and while animal abuse must never sidetrack from racism, both are essential topics extremely pertinent to Mackenzie.
It is terrible that Mackenzie would not only harbor such bigotry to describe a woman like Kamala as “colored.”
It is perhaps simply as bad that she felt comfortable revealing that on social media.
We must strive to make a society in which individuals find it unthinkable to express racist opinions or use bad terms for individuals of color.
Contrary to common belief, racism is seldom about absence of info, so it can not just be educated out of existence.
Rather, it needs to be shamed into oblivion. Some might dismiss it as “cancel culture” but these type of words do matter.
MTV can assist by shooting Mackenzie.