Vox seems pretty hyped about the new movie “Queen and Slim,” which “retells the Bonnie and Clyde myth” as a story about blackness in America. And it’s about time. Americans always seem to imagine Bonnie and Clyde as white, and that needs to change.
In the American imagination, Bonnie and Clyde are always white.
The new movie Queen and Slim reinvents this doomed love story, and challenges viewers to re-evaluate how they racialize the runaway lover trope. https://t.co/4uawHQ4TOz
— Vox (@voxdotcom) November 27, 2019
“The Bonnie and Clyde myth.”
Just when I thought you'd already reached peak stupidity…
Won't make that mistake again.
— American 🇺🇸 Purrl (@AmericanPurrl) November 28, 2019
Um…they were real people.
— Lexi (@penngirl72) November 28, 2019
Bonnie and Clyde were real people, and white. Crack a book.
— PetsareNOTdisposable⭐⭐⭐ (@LrElias3) November 28, 2019
Bonnie and Clyde aren't a trope. They are real people that really lived, and were white. #VoxDumbassery
— Cornbread (@JerOHMee) November 28, 2019
Why are these two white people who are real historical figures always envisioned as white people? https://t.co/3syx9Upkk0
— NeoN: Automataster (@neontaster) November 28, 2019
This isn’t like Santa or Jesus, where we can project whatever race we wish…we have freaking photos…
Looking pretty “Cracker-Ish” too me… pic.twitter.com/QgmEPsQGY5
— Rants Outloud (@RantsOutloud) November 28, 2019
Remeber that meme where young people thought Titanic was just a movie and not real.
I think Vox thinks Bonnie and Clyde were not real
— Ryan Williams (@The_One_Nerd) November 28, 2019
Here’s a photo of the “myth” in real life. SPOILER ALERT: pic.twitter.com/rahyqeehJB
— Teapot Dome was Amateur Hour! (@HarrenGWarding) November 28, 2019
We might never know why pic.twitter.com/LFBGHq1tMy
— Jessica, Only Child, Illinois, Chicago (@kievrob) November 28, 2019
In the American imagination, Martin Luther King Jr is always black. Time to challenge viewers for a little re-evaluation.
— BAY10R (@viktorscrwrites) November 28, 2019
In the American imagination, Jesse Owens and Frederick Douglass are always black. Please like and retweet.
— Jon (@JonnyMicro) November 28, 2019
It’s time we challenge the trope that Rosa Parks is always black. In a new miniseries, Scarlett Johansson reinvents the fight for civil rights by sitting at the front of the bus.
-this is how you sound Vox
— Skeeter (@SkeeterNY20) November 28, 2019
— Rita Panahi (@RitaPanahi) November 28, 2019
Maybe because they WERE white.
— Suzy (@scout_nj) November 28, 2019
That’s racist! 😃
— Ian McKelvey (@ian_mckelvey) November 28, 2019
we have very different definitions of the words "imagination" and "myth"
movie looks good though
— atomickristin (@atomickristin) November 28, 2019
— Emily Dill 📚 (@EmilyErinDill) November 28, 2019
“Reinvents this doomed love story” bruh this ain’t Romeo and Juliet these were very real and very bad people.
— Jackson Rehfuss 🇺🇸 (@JacksonRehfuss) November 28, 2019
You would call actual history "imagination."
— 🎃Gunpowder&Vanilla🔫 (@Autumn__Fox) November 28, 2019
Did no one at Vox even watch the movie? The based-on-real-life movie? pic.twitter.com/cObqduW3XH
— Steve Dallas (@hodgepodge80s) November 28, 2019
Put down the pipe and step back. Get ready for this shocker. Bonnie and Clyde were real people and…they were white!
— Zombie John Gotti (@ZombieJohnGotti) November 28, 2019
In Vox's imagination, Vox is a serious media organization.
— Elijah Sims (@ElijahSims90) November 28, 2019
Vox dedicates an entire article to the 'style and authority' emanating from impeachment hearing witness George Kent's bow tie https://t.co/dEGJ7KWxYp
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) November 13, 2019