So in the first blog we published on Princess Bree’s Auschwitz selfie, we pointed out that she and her friends made flagrant use of the “n” word a lot on social media:
The fact that she’s from Alabama and she’s doing this just made it a million times worse. Well we also put some tweets from one of her friends who decided it was wise to publicly defend their use of a word that has historically been used to demean black people:
White Alabaman Maeve Kearns says that ALL of her friends are her “niggas.” This is what white kids do now. They literally see no problem with calling each other the “n” word, despite the fact that they’ve lived their entire lives in sheltered suburban communities where that word is never used at the dinner table (except maybe if they use the “er” version).
Well apparently Maeve (that’s a real name people use to name their children in Alabama) didn’t like the fact that we used her tweet on the blog, and she wrote this in the comments:
“Hi. My name is mentioned in your article http://tbsports.wpengine.com/2014/07/21/people-are-pissed-at-dumb-girl-who-put-an-auschwitz-selfie-on-twitter/, and I would appreciate if my name and twitter handle were blurred was removed immediately from the article. I have nothing against my tweets being mentioned in the article, but I would not like to be mentioned my name.”
Welcome to Turtleboy Sports, Maeve. Calling out people who say stupid shit on the internet with their names directly attached to the stupid shit they say is kind of a calling card of ours.
Ya see that right there Maeve? That’s the worst possible thing you could’ve said. You readily admit that you have nothing against what you tweeted. You think it’s perfectly normal for suburban white kids to throw that word around. But you don’t want your name on it? Why not? If there’s nothing wrong with what you said then why not stand by it? Your girl Princess Bree isn’t backing down from her Auschwitz selfie, so why are you backing down from this?
So I obviously told her this would not be happening. Welcome to the internet sweetheart. Twitter isn’t some secret clubhouse where you and your friends say things that no one else can hear. You’re literally putting it up for the WORLD to see, and you’re attaching your name to it. Don’t want stuff like this to happen? Create an alias, then you can say whatever the fuck you want with no consequences.
She did not care for that too much and left another comment:
Don’t be immature here. Remove it. Now. And if you don’t. You’ll have a problem.
Oh snap!!!! I’m about to have a problem up in this bitch!! Maeve is about to get on the first Jet Blue flight from Birmingham to Worcester so she can come downtown and kick the shit out me and my magical turtle!!
But seriously, I just got called immature by a person who calls her white friends “nigga.” That’s what you call rock bottom. Picture me reading this comment and saying, “Oh shit, I better remove it. She even wrote “Now” so I know she means business. I don’t know if I’m ready for all the “problems” I’m about to have if I don’t.”
Should I take it down? I’m thinking NO. Feel free to share your thoughts to keep the conversation going.