[Blind Gossip] You already know that Black Friday is one of the busiest shopping days of the year.
But did you know that there is a celebrity who wants to completely change the meaning of the day?
Their argument seems to be predicated on the trend towards redefining other notable days.
He was saying that if we could change Columbus Day to Indigenous People’s Day, we could change Black Friday to mean something else.
For example, the New Black Friday could be a day where all black people get a paid day off from work. It could be a Federal holiday for black people.
Does he understand that Black Friday is not currently a national holiday? It’s more of a marketing term.
Depending on which story you believe about the origins of the day – and there are several versions – it may be called Black Friday because many retail stores go “out of the red” and “into the black” (become profitable for the year) around that time.
Does our celebrity understand that the term “Black Friday” has nothing to do with race?
He knows it doesn’t currently have to do with race… but he wants to change that!
It’s simple. He thinks that if you co-opt the term Black to describe the day, then the day should benefit Black people.
If people insist on keeping Black Friday as a shopping day the day after Thanksgiving, another idea he had was that black people would automatically get 10% off anything they buy on that day.
He was talking about proposing one of these ideas (the paid day off or the discount) next year.
That could be interesting.
By the way, our celebrity is black, male, over 30 and very rich.
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[Optional] Are his ideas good ideas? Always use real names and keep your comments civil.
Years of trying to ensure Civil Rights for Black people and this selfish, spoiled & entitled generation uses it as a marketing tool or as an excuse to evade personal responsibility. Potential undoing years of work.
I refuse to look down on the vast majority of decent Black & mixed people because of a few troublemakers.
Whoever this is needs to be Cancelled.
Also, to me, it seems like our enemies are using extremists to create division.
Untied We Stand Divided We Fall
esmerelda b says
Deeva E says
I’m black and think this celebrity is a moron. They have no clue how federal holidays work or that Black Friday is just a term used in retail.
They have Juneteenth which is a 100% black holiday. Over the race business. We’re all American citizens, start acting like it.
No idea who this could be… however, with all the “Kanye” guesses, it seems like a good time to ask: Can we PLEASE start referring to him as ‘the artist formerly known as Kanye’ 😆
Let me guess…snow is racist because it’s white?
No clue, but I am so so so so so over this. Sick of everything being about race. Sick of whites being blamed for everything. Work hard and be quiet!
What an ignorant thought and I’m tired of it all!! These idiotic comments could be espoused by numerous, “very wealthy”, self-entitles whom should just contribute their millions to their people to help them instead of complaining:
Kanye/JayZ = Whom do nothing but Rap & complain for a living!
Kapernick/LeBron = Whom used to throw around balls for a living!
Tyler Perry = Racist
Why doesn’t he change the term “little black dress” while he is at it?
No one gets Black Friday off.
What if a child is born with black hair? Should we invest in baby wigs as not to offend this dolt?
Could this be John Legend? It sounds like a Chrissy Teigen idea.
Surprised no one has guessed nick cannon’s turban wearing, ” fake Woke” thing he has going on.
No idea but the people who see race in absolutely everyone and everything reminds me of the old saying, “ when you are a hammer, everything that you see looks like a nail.”
To whomever said this, congrats you win the Internet – dumbest thing I have seen in weeks. If you eliminate sales between thanksgiving and Christmas, most retailers would lose money. It’s Black Friday bc it is when retailers move from in the red to in the black. A financial term, nothing to do with race at all.
Race is always brought up as a divide when it pertains to African Americans wanting/getting an even footing but, never used when African Americans are faced with Systemic and Blatant Racism on a daily basis. Please stop saying that something is racist that’s benefits African Americans.
I’m confused how you equate this idea to African Americans getting an even footing. There is no white, brown or green Friday.
WHY is everything a money grab, including the celeb’s oddball idea? What about a day for thoughtful reflection, if Black Friday is to be “co-opted” by the celeb? Oh, right, nothing to gain by doing that, my bad. Everything must include money, money, money. We are not a giant bank for some disgruntled agitators.
Jews were systematically and blatantly discriminated against and millions were victims of systematic genocide. Millions of Cambodians were systematically mass murdered by the Khmer Rouge. The Japanese massacred 10 million Chinese during WW2. Do the Jews/Cambodians/Chinese ask for special discounts or treatment? Maybe African Americans can ask for retribution and special discounts from Africa &the black African slave traders who got rich selling other black Africans into slavery for profit.
I’m actually dumber for having heard this. Why can’t people stop making everything about race and everyone a victim?
pfff… I saw a video where they were asking students about black friday and all the students thought it referred to race. When it was explained that it had nothing to do with race, then it was ok. It is shocking how stupid and ignorant people are.
Colin Kaepernick is over 30 but not sure if he qualifies as very wealthy (?)
Kanye is over 40 but this sounds like something he would say.
I was thinking poor confused Kanye too lol.
Formerly known as Kayne
No discount for Native Americans? This person is racist!
I can see 100 Native Americans smirking at this.
Not sure who it is.
Optional: No! Stop making everything about race, life isn’t like this.
This sounds like Kanye
Absolutely is not about Kanye. Certain.
This is not good; a racist idea, meant to raise one race above another. Maybe he could buy an island and create his own country there, with his own constitution and his own rules. Good luck with this.
Please. All of the men you mentioned are much too bright to suggest something as ridiculous as this. It’s got to be that whacko, Kanye.
Im 100% for this. America was built off of the exploitation of black labor. History is just as important as the present, we need to acknowledge and do better. This is 100% deserved and larger companies can def afford it.
The Irish and Chinese were exploited too – especially when it came to building the railroads. Where is our money ?
I could NOT disagree with you more…
Um….every country was built off of the exploitation of someone else, even Africa where people kidnapped their own and sold them into slavery. Instead of blaming others and their long dead ancestors, why don’t we all just do better?
Will this be based on a colour chart? By mapping out your ancestors to prove racial background? What percentage black would be required to get your discount? Would only certain ‘black countries’ be eligible? What about people of mixed heritage? It’s a whole new can of worms in discrimination & colourism.
Optional- this is racist and would make things even more chaotic and the split in the society wider. The chaos would start with the question how black one has to be to have free day on this day and how to measure it. There is creepy similarity to nazis and their measurment of the right arian look… So it’s stupid idea.
Hot Cocoa says
Kanye West. It sounds like a scheme he would think up.
Kanye, is that you?
Sounds like something LeBron James would say. He just needs to shut up.
Sounds like Kanye, though it could be anybody, really.
This world has gone absolutely bonkers.
OMG having worked in retail…..Black Friday got the name because it begins the season that either makes or breaks the entire year for the store…
You either finish in the black or red……..red is not good…
People are nuts…..LEAVE IT ALONE…ITS NOT RACIAL
marlin ruj says
He was my guess too!
Celebrity: It HAS to be Kanye! (My bad! “Ye”, whatev; SO dumb!)
Optional: Probably the STUPIDEST thing I’ve ever heard. Seriously. He’s getting CRAZIER by the day. He’s completely out-of-touch with REALITY. 🙄🤯🤡😜🤣
Fluffy Lilac Slippers says
Kanye / Ye
I don’t know who the celeb is but this is the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard. What is a good idea, however, is using his influence to discuss more paid leave for ALL Americans.
I have no idea who this is. Maybe LeBron James or Nick Cannon.
It’s a horrible, racist idea. How are we SPRINTING back toward segregation with open arms!?
The insufferable Kanye West, ladies and gentlemen.
I was thinking this was *, till I read he’s “very wealthy”.
Kanye West for sure lol
I was waiting for someone to bring this up just the other day. Ugh. Someone needs an education on the difference between red and white. Geesh.
If that is his understanding he should personally PAY everything single working black person in the USA their due day off.
Sounds like Yeezy
Sounds like Kanye
Thinking that this might be Ice Cube because of all the Friday references.
that whirring noise? oh that’s Martin Luther King spinning in his grave!
Sounds like Ye.
Sounds like the ramblings of Colin Kaepernick ..
That doesn’t sound racist, at all!!!!! Black people can be some of the MOST RACIST people ever.
Insufferable Lebron James?
High Steppa says
For some reason I’m thinking Colin Kaepernick. Don’t know how rich he is, but it sounds exactly like something he’d propose, and think that we should take it seriously. Otherwise, we’re racists.
It doesn’t sound anything like what Colin would say. He’s for equality and equal justice. I doubt he’s rich either. It has to be Kanye.
NO it is not a good idea.
it sounds like something nutty that Ye would come up with…
Good grief. I’m so tired of these creative folks. Bless his billion dollar heart. Let’s hope he shares some of his wealth with organizations that truly help Blacks get ahead in this world via education and/or job training.
Sounds like the kind of BS that Colin Kaepernick would come up with
Enough with this stupidity.
This sounds like Kanye.
I’m going to take a wild guess and say Kenye West….sounds like him…
No idea who this is, but it is very racist. Very stupid idea. We need to end racism and stop perpetuating it. Dumb, dumb, dumb.
Sounds like something crazy that Kanye would say. Bless his little heart.
sigh… Kanye’s cheeking his meds again.
Sounds like something Kanye would say
I am SOOOO tired of this rewriting of history, holidays, people, politics, statues, etc. I hate it and hope the perpetrators get overthrown ASAP.
As for this idea of rewriting the meaning of Black Friday, I really don’t care, as I don’t go out to shop on it and also, it isn’t the worst idea on earth, but will certainly confuse some people and enrage others if it were ever to be implemented, resulting in more violence and chaos in the US so nope, not gonna back…