Issa Rae had the perfect response when asked who she was rooting for at the Emmys.
“I’m rooting for everybody black,” she told Variety when they caught up with her on the red carpet. “I am!”
Even though Rae herself wasn’t nominated for anything this year, she celebrated the more diverse group of nominees and the stories they are telling.
“People just let us be and tell the stories we wanted to tell and me and the writers ran with it,” she said.
Me every time I watch Family Feud pic.twitter.com/0KaYEoTTkv
— David Dennis Jr. (@DavidDTSS) September 18, 2017
“You have so many people behind the camera and behind the scenes that are committed to telling authentic, real stories that haven’t been seen on television before and you have audiences embracing it because they’re tired of seeing the same old, same old stories,” she said. “So it’s just a pleasure to be among such great company.”
Of course, the Internet absolutely loved Rae’s unapologetic support of Blackness, and her response quickly went viral. Check out some of the Twitter reactions below.
Talk about racist! You are one!
— Luz Bubut Key (@lightbkey) September 18, 2017
Sure, Jan. https://t.co/uDkwcJ60Zy
— Issa Rae (@IssaRae) September 18, 2017
— Fantasticola (@fantasticola85) September 18, 2017
— ChocolateCityComics (@ChocCityComics) September 18, 2017
Yeah, I'd like to hear a white actress root for anybody black, too.
— LegendaryDJ (@Iwatch_TV) September 17, 2017
Lol…a white person saying I'm rooting for the white peeps…. that's every award show since ever. Kick rocks! Let her be great!
— Lifeline Nigel (@KemeticNigel) September 18, 2017
— IamTLS (@tlaurias1) September 18, 2017
This is why we need to be more like Issa Rae https://t.co/vlEdVOI9QB
— January24✨✌️ (@SunnyDOnTheRox) September 18, 2017