Quote of the Day: I didn’t want to be the only white person sucking black joy out of the theater

Quote of the Day: I didn’t want to be the only white person sucking black joy out of the theater
Emily Lakdawalla (Image via Twitter)

If the comment sounds vaguely obscene, that is because in a way it is.

It appears in a tweet by someone named Emily Lakdawalla, whose Twitter bio identifies her as the “senior editor & planetary evangelist”(!) of The Planetary Society. She is also “a planetary scientist, writer,” and “public speaker.”

She is also sensitive (make that hypersensitive) to what she imagines to be the plight of blacks living in a predominantly white society. Hence her self-deprecating tweet, which she has since scrubbed from her account:

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If she’s talking about having herself committed to an asylum, I would say that next weekend isn’t soon enough.

Ben Shapiro offers a less extreme remedy for Lakdawalla:

Obviously, the only solution is for Lakdawalla never to leave her home again. You never know when you being in someone’s general proximity might ruin their day, apparently.

As he further points out, Lakdawalla is not the only liberal who feels a “responsibility to curb” his “own life choices” so as not to “dampen the Big Day for black theatergoers.” Tyler Baines-Cadbury, who is also white, thinks the film should be off-limits to white reviewers:


Yeah, that makes sense.

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.


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