There’s so much turmoil and chaos happening right now in the world. It’s been on DIS TEW MUCH levels for weeks, and the release of the LaQuan McDonald execution video took it over the edge. What Twitter does very well in times like this is serve as a distraction. This is why the #ThanksgivingClapback hashtag has been the best saving grace. It is truly keeping us laughing to keep us from crying.
Thanksgiving is tomorrow and people around the country will have to deal with family members they haven’t seen all year, around the dinner table. What happens then is that someone will certainly say something shady and disrespectful to you. It’s usually that aunty or cousin who can’t mind their business. What do you do? You can grin and bear it or you can give it right back to them.
@KashmirVIII created the #ThanksgivingClapback topic and it trended on Twitter for hours. It’s even better than #ThanksgivingwithBlackFamilies. It’s the shadier cousin.
These tweets had me laughing so hard I was in tears. But let’s be clear. If any of you try this at the table, you might get someone’s palm print on your cheek after they slap the shit outta you. If that happens, and you get mollywhopped, please update us. I want details of how it went down.
Anywho, I Storifyed my fave tweets, and they are below. Can’t see them? Check them out on Storify.