Sean “Diddy” Combs’ son Justin was recently awarded a merit-based scholarship by UCLA. Since the media never lets an opportunity for class warfare go to waste, we immediately heard angry demands for Puffy Warbucks to give the money back.
But some people in the Twitterverse believe criticism of Diddy and his kid isn’t about class envy and “fair share.” It’s about racism:
So once again white media making a big deal out of Diddy's family. His son earned the scholarship & he should keep it. @iamdiddy
— The Mackstress (@MsJoiBella) May 31, 2012
I'm gonna pause here for a quick, unrelated PSA: To all the white folks pissed off about Diddy's son getting a MERIT based scholarship..
— Tina Belcher (@Viva_La_Vadge) May 31, 2012
white people mad because diddy son got a $54k scholarship because his dad filthy rich. he still earned it & his dad pays taxes so stfu
— anna nicole smith (@sarcasmology_) May 31, 2012
When has this been noteworthy when affluent white kids earned scholarships? Should Diddy's Son Return $54k Scholarship? http://t.co/lYd3neM1
— daryl butler (@dabu1285) May 31, 2012
Who gives a fuck if Diddy son got a full scholarship to UCLA. You know how many white rich kids get scholarships? Dont single that man out!
— Queen Tea (@IamQueenTea) May 30, 2012
These white people is mad.cause diddy's son is goin to college on scholarship
— Shay (@Just_Shay27) May 25, 2012
Wait.. why are you asking Diddy's son to donate his scholarship & not the other rich kids that have gotten them? oh bc he's famous or black
— T'Challa The King (@Brandale2221) May 30, 2012
Sigh. Is there anything left that can’t be twisted into a race issue?