Over on Twitter, the Ebony “We Are Trayvon” series of covers sparked intense discussion — and like much of the case, it was pretty firmly divided on party lines.
As such, a hashtag suggesting the “Tea Party” was “boycotting” Ebony magazine (a title I think we can all admit anyone affiliated with the Tea Party is unlikely to read) soon emerged. But as usual, Twitter’s reaction was just as mixed as its political opinions on the subject.
First, there were the people who just didn’t get the joke — but still had unpleasant things to say:
Idk what this is about but I’m in. #WhitePeopleBoycottingEBONY
— ISawRed (@MrsAmphetamine) August 8, 2013
There were the obvious but still funny entries:
#WhitePeopleBoycottingEBONY They will however continue to be avid readers of Jet. Hahaha.
— Corey D. Williams (@coreydw1) August 8, 2013
— krysilove (@krysilove) August 8, 2013
#whitepeopleboycottingebony you go guys!!!! All four of you!
— John Quinlan (@John_Quinlan95) August 8, 2013
The election victory lappers:
#WhitePeopleBoycottingEBONY is like Karl Rove Dick Morris boycotting calling winning elections.
— Eric Wolfson (@ericwolfson) August 8, 2013
Mild racial humor:
— Dustin Ross (@DustinRossSaid) August 8, 2013
And of course, the angry white people:
— Unite Right (@UniteRight) August 7, 2013
How did your Twitter react to the Ebony controversy?