Author Topic: Natasha Tynes #cancelled  (Read 1959 times)

Re: Natasha Tynes #cancelled
« Reply #30 on: May 14, 2019, 12:51:20 PM »
This has depressed me because it immediately reminded me of this similar but far worse story. It's a shame that 50's existence wasn't cancelled.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/50-cent-apologises-for-mocking-19-year-old-autistic-airport-cleaner-family-accept-apology-a7012846.html

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Re: Natasha Tynes #cancelled
« Reply #31 on: May 14, 2019, 12:55:49 PM »
I'd love to know how they knew it was racially motivated. Would she have been fired if the eater was white?

Being non-white herself (and a social media maven), she'd have to be incredibly ignorant to not know that '____ while black' isn't already a major social media trope. But her aggrieved entitlement won out.

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Re: Natasha Tynes #cancelled
« Reply #32 on: May 14, 2019, 12:59:18 PM »
Tynes, a communications officer for the World Bank Group, described herself as a "social media maven with over 8000 followers on Twitter" on her LinkedIn page.

I don't really give a fuck about the story, but this in itself is incredibly graveworthy. It's basically self facilitating media node 2.0. You bellend.

What kind of social media ''maven' still (or ever) starts any post or sentence or thought with ''When''? It makes you sound simultaneously 14 and 105.

Anyway I daresay she just got told off by a train employee for eating on a train once and is still bitter about it, but for a writer and social media expert she sure didn't think that little retaliation through.

Re: Natasha Tynes #cancelled
« Reply #33 on: May 14, 2019, 01:00:27 PM »
Tynes, a communications officer for the World Bank Group, described herself as a "social media maven with over 8000 followers on Twitter" on her LinkedIn page.

Maven? Don't publish her book then kill her.

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Re: Natasha Tynes #cancelled
« Reply #34 on: May 14, 2019, 01:02:38 PM »
It's not racism, it's classism. Problem is, the US has never really had an honest conversation with itself about class, so they'll jump to an easier to palate -ism instead.

It's a bit of both. Through financial, geographical and social exclusion, an underclass has been created on the basis of race, so critiquing through either lense always comes up a bit short. In short: it's fucking complicated, man.

Not addressed to you but the suggestion elsewhere that it can't be racist because Tynes is also a POC - well, I suggest people travel to the Middle East: seeing how black folks are treated there would quickly disavow them of that notion.

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Re: Natasha Tynes #cancelled
« Reply #35 on: May 14, 2019, 01:08:26 PM »
The smell of the baking/festering bread at subway puts me off, always eat it somewhere else

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Re: Natasha Tynes #cancelled
« Reply #36 on: May 14, 2019, 01:09:13 PM »
Isn't it unreasonable for the metro to expect workers to travel during their meal break?

https://twitter.com/stillnaima/status/1128002425699356673

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Re: Natasha Tynes #cancelled
« Reply #37 on: May 14, 2019, 01:12:25 PM »
Over 8000 followers on Twitter? Damn, that's a titan of social media right there!

Hold on baby, gonna bust some trends!... With my 8000 followers.

Re: Natasha Tynes #cancelled
« Reply #38 on: May 14, 2019, 01:12:30 PM »
A rule against eating on the subway is a terrible rule. Often people don't have time to eat breakfast before getting the subway to work.

I don't know if the cleaners feel the sane way. Also, the smell and sight of someone eating on a cramped train is just as bad as loud music to me. And what if you were Muslim or Jewish or vegan and someone was eating a pig's head on the train. You might have a different opinion then.

Re: Natasha Tynes #cancelled
« Reply #39 on: May 14, 2019, 01:17:46 PM »
What is Maven?

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Re: Natasha Tynes #cancelled
« Reply #40 on: May 14, 2019, 01:22:21 PM »
I don't know if the cleaners feel the sane way....

Think food is often the least of their worries;

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-48068457

221 incidents of 'soiled' carriages (they've all got soiled carriages by the time...) in 2018 on the Northern Line alone. Clearly the same bloke.

Re: Natasha Tynes #cancelled
« Reply #41 on: May 14, 2019, 01:25:17 PM »
What is Maven?
Well, it's not quite a mop and it's not quite a raven, but man...

Re: Natasha Tynes #cancelled
« Reply #42 on: May 14, 2019, 01:26:38 PM »
Her book is getting savaged on goodreads.

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Re: Natasha Tynes #cancelled
« Reply #43 on: May 14, 2019, 01:26:51 PM »
Isn't it unreasonable for the metro to expect workers to travel during their meal break?

https://twitter.com/stillnaima/status/1128002425699356673

Well, obviously she doesn't know what Metro policy is, she's just venting because she got told off by an employee for eating on the train once and then she saw on of their workers allow do to do it. It's a shitty thing to do (especially publically. If it were a private message it could have been resolved with a calm explanation) but it's a bit silly to use it to illustrate society's wider ills.

Of course POC can be racist, lots of studies show that they harbour the same subconscious negative associations of black faces as white people do.

Re: Natasha Tynes #cancelled
« Reply #44 on: May 14, 2019, 01:31:19 PM »
Her book is getting savaged on goodreads.

Fucking hell, you're right. Dozens of angry one star reviews in the last few days.  Why are people so desperate to be whipped into an angry mob at the drop of a hat?

Re: Natasha Tynes #cancelled
« Reply #45 on: May 14, 2019, 01:33:45 PM »
Fucking hell, you're right. Dozens of angry one star reviews in the last few days.  Why are people so desperate to be whipped into an angry mob at the drop of a hat?

The first 'review' I saw started with something like "I haven't actually read the book but..." which made me chuckle.


Re: Natasha Tynes #cancelled
« Reply #46 on: May 14, 2019, 01:34:39 PM »
Fucking hell, you're right. Dozens of angry one star reviews in the last few days.  Why are people so desperate to be whipped into an angry mob at the drop of a hat?

GET FUCKED

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Re: Natasha Tynes #cancelled
« Reply #47 on: May 14, 2019, 01:35:12 PM »
sponk is officially #CANCELLED.

Re: Natasha Tynes #cancelled
« Reply #48 on: May 14, 2019, 01:37:33 PM »
BAN SPONK NOW

Re: Natasha Tynes #cancelled
« Reply #49 on: May 14, 2019, 01:38:50 PM »
Hope everyone dies soon, bye.

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Re: Natasha Tynes #cancelled
« Reply #50 on: May 14, 2019, 01:39:04 PM »
Well, obviously she doesn't know what Metro policy is, she's just venting because she got told off by an employee for eating on the train once and then she saw on of their workers allow do to do it. It's a shitty thing to do (especially publically. If it were a private message it could have been resolved with a calm explanation) but it's a bit silly to use it to illustrate society's wider ills.

Of course POC can be racist, lots of studies show that they harbour the same subconscious negative associations of black faces as white people do.

Sorry, I meant Metro workers - the person she took a picture of had to travel to her next location during their meal break, which seems unreasonable of the Metro to me.

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Re: Natasha Tynes #cancelled
« Reply #51 on: May 14, 2019, 01:41:21 PM »
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Re: Natasha Tynes #cancelled
« Reply #52 on: May 14, 2019, 01:42:54 PM »
GET FUCKED

A few quotes from Goodreads:

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What a disgusting piece of trash
Snitches get stitches
Eat glass Natasha you waste of space. (263 likes)
Trash book by a trash author.
I highly suggest that Natasha eats all of her words and spends some time in a space of shame and embarrassment
 How are you trying to profit from being a minority while simultaneously displaying misogynistic and classist habits against black women
This author is harmful towards Black women. She is trash, so her book is trash.
Wouldn’t recommend this book to anyone who isn’t a privileged, racist, psychopath.
This book and the writer are trash.
« Last Edit: May 14, 2019, 01:56:15 PM by sponk »

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Re: Natasha Tynes #cancelled
« Reply #53 on: May 14, 2019, 01:44:31 PM »
A few quotes from Goodreads:

They're mostly from reviews of Going to Sea in a Sieve by Danny Baker, aren't they?

Re: Natasha Tynes #cancelled
« Reply #54 on: May 14, 2019, 01:45:33 PM »
Wonder if yer woman will get sued by the aggrieved hungry public transport employee?

She'd have to "fork" out some money then!!!
(because forks have Tynes, excepy spelt differently, and without the capital letter.)

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Re: Natasha Tynes #cancelled
« Reply #55 on: May 14, 2019, 01:49:46 PM »
Keep your fucking shit thoughts to yourself.

A lesson for us all there.

Re: Natasha Tynes #cancelled
« Reply #56 on: May 14, 2019, 01:53:47 PM »
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Re: Natasha Tynes #cancelled
« Reply #57 on: May 14, 2019, 02:04:52 PM »
I highly suggest that Natasha eats all of her words and spends some time in a space of shame and embarrassment

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Re: Natasha Tynes #cancelled
« Reply #58 on: May 14, 2019, 02:06:38 PM »
It's not racism, it's classism. Problem is, the US has never really had an honest conversation with itself about class, so they'll jump to an easier to palate -ism instead.[/size]

^ Aye, this.

Like in all these "publicly shamed" cases, the perpetrator (Tynes) is a twat but the reaction is way OTT. I don't think you should lose your book deal or be seen as a racist forever over something like this.

^ Aye, this.

EDIT: Actually I'm cooling on the second one, because she could have ended up getting this woman fired, and that's something we should discourage.
« Last Edit: May 14, 2019, 02:22:34 PM by Mister Six »

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Re: Natasha Tynes #cancelled
« Reply #59 on: May 14, 2019, 02:16:36 PM »
A few quotes from Goodreads:
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I highly suggest that Natasha eats all of her words...

As long as she doesn't do it on the train.