An often overlooked yet enduring aspect of white supremacy is the fact that if you’re Black and famous, you pretty much represent the entire race and have to comport yourself as such, whether or not you ask for it. No white celebrity will ever be concerned about how their actions affect their whole damn ethnicity – like, I’d hate to be Black and beloved, in fear of my every move being scrutinized and losing my VIP pass to the cookout.
Sometimes, Black celebs slip up and have to take a little time away from the cookout – similar to your auntie Yolanda because of the time she brought up that whole thing about your cousin, her “special friend” and the baby in front of everybody at the table before anyone even had the opportunity to say grace. Don Lemon had to take some time off for the ashiest of behaviors before he was welcomed back for leaning in on President Donald Trump. Erykah Badu is going to have to sit this year out for losing her entire damn mind about Cosby and of all people, Hitler.
But some famous Black folks have committed such egregious atrocities against the sanctity of the race that they’re permanently banned from the cookout. It takes a special kind of messiness to get completely banned since we possess a level of forgiveness that our pale human brethren lack.
Just the same, here are eight people who went and showed their entire ass to the world and, as such, will forever be turned away by granny at fork-point.
There was no better example of schadenfreude from the past year than OmaGrossa getting the unceremonious and public boot from the White House following years of fealty to Donald Trump. Thanks to Manigault, the presidential administration turned into an episode of Jerry Springer last week when the White House clowned her during a news conference, and she dropped tears about the whole experience on Celebrity Big Brother. Angela Rye threw her the best shade, and she bet’ not try to come back around these parts asking for a plate.