So, ThinkProgress writer Ian Millhiser is quite unhappy that there’s a white lady on this bag of collard greens because that’s not who he thinks of when he thinks of collard greens:
When I think of collard greens, I definitely think of a white lady who looks like she’s smiling because she just paid USC’s fencing coach $500,000 to get her daughter into the freshman class. pic.twitter.com/SGkHhAFeB2
— Ian Millhiser (@imillhiser) June 23, 2019
Wow, Ian . . . who do you think of when you think of collard greens?
Tell us Ian.
What *do* you associate collard greens with exactly? https://t.co/yn4NwZHO3N
— Chad Felix Greene (@chadfelixg) June 23, 2019
So only black people are allowed to eat greens?
— Raymond (@RaymondWPS) June 23, 2019
Who do you think of when you buy collard greens Ian?
— Oscar Buck Wilde (@dorn_bruce) June 23, 2019
…. What exactly are you implying Ian? https://t.co/VeFNTTHNNC
— Jon Levine (@LevineJonathan) June 23, 2019
Apparently, yes . . . this is what he wants the package to look like:
Would you feel more comfortable if they put aunt Jemima on that bag of collard greens Ian?
— Eric Larson (@larsoneric50) June 23, 2019
But we know he’d be mad at that, too:
If it were a photo of an old black lady you’d scream about how racist it was, so go fuck yourself. https://t.co/vk8SzCJdhg
— The H2 (@TheH2) June 23, 2019
Yes, please tell your father to check with ThinkProgress before he plants any crop, just in case:
I'll tell Dad to stop growing them in his garden. I doubt he'll listen.
— Stupid Vexing Twit (@CossatotFalls) June 23, 2019