Franchesca Ramsey has become famous overnight. Her video parody “S*ht White Girls Say…to Black Girls” went viral yesterday and has been viewed more than a million times since then. Despite being called “racist” by a few viewers and garnering negative reviews from the likes of Perez Hilton, the young blogger, comedian and actress is now more popular than ever.
She says that having grown up in Palm Beach, Florida she’s experienced nearly every remark she mimicked in the video has at some point happened to her. The intention of the video was to make fun of the original viral video “Sh*t Black Girls Say.” Ramsey says that there were no malicious intentions behind the video which most viewers appear to have embraced as comical. She doesn’t seem at all overwhelmed by the amount of publicity that is suddenly surrounding her.
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Franchesca told MSNBC:
This video is not about racism, nor is it racist. This video is about cultural insensitivity and is based on things that have been said to me. It is not about all white girls or all white people. It is about SOME white people that have said inappropriate things. Highlighting ignorance is not racist. I’m sorry you’re unable to see that.
Ramsey shoots and edits all of her videos with help from her friends, though she admits to have hired help for her last three videos, including her breakout “Sh*t White Girls Say” clip. She says that this video was shot, edited and released in a matter of 72 hours.
By mid-day of the third day the video was live Ramsey’s clip had received more than 200,000 views on YouTube. Almost overnight Ramsey added 2,500 followers to her Twitter account and 10,000 followers to her two YouTube channels. She is very happy with her success and openly states that she depends on the popularity of her videos in order to support herself.
Due to the viral success of her video, Franchesca Ramsey has been contacted by “a TV producer, two major talents agents, numerous filmmakers, a national TV show and even a literary agent.”
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