The Bitstrips Abuse on Facebook Must Stop, Beloveds
I LOVE cartoons and my main avatar on these interwebs has been a Yahoo! Avatar for YEARS! It’s even in my site header. But the thing is that I can be represented well by a cartoon because I have cartoonish features. Let’s face it, I look like a walking drawing sometimes because I have really strong features that lend themselves to being caricatured.
This is why I naturally gravitated towards the Bitstrips app months ago when I found it on Facebook. It lets you create yourself in cartoon form and place yourself in all types of random scenarios. You can also include your friends in these scenes and it can make for a GOOD TIME!
I started making cartoons of my thoughts and random things that’d happen in my life but I’d only make one every 3-4 days. I especially like the one I did about me getting put on timeout because it happens ALLATAHM!
That joint looks just like me, bro! It even has on an ALPHET (outfit, for the newbies) I have in real life: cardigan, cropped pants and oxfords. That’s totally me.
Ennehweighs, it seems that everyone on Facebook just discovered Bitstrips in the past couple of weeks. What happened is consistent with when the masses find out about something: they bum-rush it, overuse it and basically kill it. People are KILLING Bitstrips and I am not pleased!
First of all, folks are outchea posting gazillion cartoons a day. My people, must you run it into the ground so swiftly like the sole of Rick Ross’ chinese slippers? Gahtdamb! Chillax and pace yourselves! You ain’t e’em talmbout nothing. I’ve had to hide so many people from my newsfeeds because every 3 seconds, a new cartoon would pop up from them. You stop! STAHP IT RIGHT THIS MOMENT!
But that’s not even what grinds my gears the most about this new Bitstrips popularity. Nay.
Bitstrips is really an exercise in how folks see themselves and it’s clear that we’re not all looking at the same mirror. And we all need to ask that Wo/Man in the Mirror to change his/her ways or get glasses. If you wanna talk about incongruence in reality and idea of what some think is reality? CHILE… just look at folks cartoon selves.
I’ve been seeing so many cartoons come across my feeds where I’m like “WHO IS THA… oh that’s you. Girl… ok.” O_O I’ve been squinting real hard tryna decipher identities from these cartoons. Folks are calling Bitstrips the new Catfish and made such hilarious comics like:
LMAOOOOO! People outchea representing themselves TOO WRONG!!! If you’re built like a marker and your avatar is built like a pencil, you’re lying. And if you are a member of the Itty Bitty Titty Committee and your cartoon is rocking double Ds, you are FIBBING!
Even beyond the body TYPE discrepancy is the color complex that is showing up and showing OUT!
As the Bitstrips abuse continues, I am sad for some of you sisters of mine who got your cartoon version looking like a white woman. There are folks who are the color of milk chocolate in real life but their Bitstrips is the color of white chocolate and they keep hurting my feelings. My SOUL is bothered by some of my Facebook friends right now. I wanna be like “Beloved, who is that white woman? Surely that ain’t you.” Ladies, please embrace that gorgeous brown skin because I’m wondering why your cartoon got the Sammy Sosa bleach treatment.
Bitstrips allows you to customize your app with SOOOO many different features and skin tones and hairstyles and clothes and eye shapes and EVERYTHING! So unlike many cartoon-makers, they give options. People just don’t use them like they should.
You ain’t gotta be light skinned to be FAHN, yall. You better be proud of that Black velvet epidermis that covers you. Come on, family. You’re better than that. Love the skin you’re in so I don’t have to side-eye you every time your cartoon rolls into my sight. That is all. *drops mic*
So have y’all noticed this rampant Bitstrips abuse? Are you guilty of it? Has a close friend pulled you to the side yet? Let’s talk about it.
P.S. I HATE THAT Y’ALL ARE RUINING BITSTRIPS FOR ME! I WAS SUCH A FAN! Ugh!