Diddy does not receive a warm welcome from social media users after writing a letter demanding that American businesses pay black people properly.
Thursday (April 8), Sean “Diddy” combs and his company, Revolt TV, shared a letter the music director wrote to General Motors (GM) asking the automaker to invest its advertising revenue in black-owned media companies and financially support black communities.
“We demand that Corporate America reinvest a fair percentage of what you take out of our community into our community. If the black community makes up 15% of your income, black-owned media should receive at least 15% of the ad spend, ”Diddy wrote.
Elsewhere in the letter, Puffy explained how the black community contributes more than a trillion dollars to GM’s annual revenues, despite being continually “economically undervalued.”
“It is disrespectful that black-owned media companies make up only 1% of the total advertising market. It is disrespectful that distributors refuse to offer black-owned media brands at a time when our impact and influence is overwhelming. undeniable, ”Diddy continued. “It is disrespectful that the same community that represents 14% of the population and spends over $ 1.4 trillion a year is still the most undervalued and least well served economically at all levels. To repeat, $ 1.4 trillion a year! The almighty black dollar! ”
While Diddy’s letter about investing in the black community and paying people of color at their worth was the right message, Twitter didn’t see him as the appropriate messenger. On several occasions, the 51-year-old rapper-producer has been accused of exploiting black talent for his own benefit.
In January 2020, Mase—Who signed at Puffy’s Bad Boy Records imprint in the 1990s – called out Puff for his disreputable business practices after Diddy made similar statements suggesting that Grammy Committee does not respect black music.
“Your past business practices have knowingly continued to starve your artist and have been extremely unfair to the same artist who helped you get this Icon Award on the iconic Bad Boy label,” Mase wrote in an Instagram caption. “For example, you still have my post from 24 years ago in which you gave me $ 20,000. Which makes me want to never work with you, because no artist would after you know that someone steals from you and tarnishes your name when you don’t want to conform to their horrible business model. “
Like Mase, who accused Diddy of being a hypocrite once before, Twitter users jumped in Diddy ‘s throat to point out the inconsistencies in his open letter.
“Diddy … about $ 150 million far from a billionaire diddy shames white corporations for a capitalist business model he has almost completely replicated,” noted Noname. “Abolish the black capitalist industrial complex.”
Another Twitter user intervened, writing: “Diddy continues to find himself in a soapbox to fix the problems and systems he still enjoys today. I don’t understand why he continues to purposely pass himself off as a jerk. , but I digress! “
Check out the other tweets criticizing Diddy’s recent comments on US companies that are properly compensating the black community and black-owned businesses below.
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