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#SoWhiteOutside is the funniest part of this awful snowstorm

The weather just got personal.


Miles Klee

Internet Culture

Posted on Feb 13, 2014   Updated on May 31, 2021, 6:24 pm CDT

Is it safe to say that #BlackTwitter is the most original, funniest, and all-around best Twitter? I have proof: the hot new hashtag #SoWhiteOutside, which turns the occasion of this week’s blizzard into a chance to engage in some real talk about the most uncomfortable and disturbing aspects of Caucasian culture, i.e., Macklemore.

Even some white folks get in on the fun. Let’s get it all out in the open, shall we? 

#SoWhiteOutside there’s a Buzzfeed post about it.

— Xavier D’Leau (@TheXDExperience) February 13, 2014

#sowhiteoutside it won the Grammy for best rap album in 2015 already

— Chepe #FreeMumia (@sabokitty) February 13, 2014

#sowhiteoutside there’s a block-long line at trader joes

— miss hunnayyy (@huny) February 13, 2014

#SoWhiteOutside it confused Samuel L. Jackson with Laurence Fishburne.

— Jonell (@JoeMulatto) February 13, 2014

It’s #SoWhiteOutside, you can’t even “see color.”

— ☞ Internet, Eh? ☜ (@InternetEh) February 13, 2014

#sowhiteoutside the wind just called me “very articulate.”

— lauren ashley smith (@msLAS) February 13, 2014

#SoWhiteOutside snow women are trying to free *~oppressed*~ Muslims from hijab

— Sarah (@buonasahra) February 13, 2014

#SoWhiteOutside it was shocked there was a black woman in her yoga class.

— Bhaswati Chattopadhy (@BhaswatiChat) February 13, 2014

#SoWhiteOutside the Rap Genius servers are flooded.

— (@MIKE_JANIK) February 13, 2014

#SoWhiteOutside it just corrected me for using “the wrong fork”.

— Danyell Thillet (@PersonalGenius) February 13, 2014

#SoWhiteOutside I was just told that I’m not like the other blacks.

— TonTon Baecha (@KayJayFDU) February 13, 2014

#SoWhiteOutside it texted a self-serving apology to Kendrick Lamar.

— Ian Cab (@cabian22) February 13, 2014

#SoWhiteOutside it just called 311 with a noise compliant at 8pm

— Desus (@desusnice) February 13, 2014

#SoWhiteOutside it’s debating the health benefits of cold-pressed vs. freshly squeezed juices.

— (@MIKE_JANIK) February 13, 2014


— The Kid Mero (@THEKIDMERO) February 13, 2014

#SoWhiteOutside that if it were murdered by a vigilante, said vigilante would probably face some kind of punishment

— Alex Eichler (@AJEichler) February 13, 2014

#sowhiteoutside it thinks it’s here on merit

— Val Everett (@BadHg21) February 13, 2014

And if you’re trying to find some hilariously sputtering outrage about this, look no further:

#SoWhiteOutside Black people are making racist tweets about White People on twitter.

— Marty Ray (@MartyRayProject) February 13, 2014

#sowhiteoutside is trending globally. Twitter is racist.

— Daniel Bostic (@debostic) February 13, 2014

#SoWhiteOutside…. thats racist

— haley (@haleymariehart) February 13, 2014

#SoWhiteOutside – enough said.

— Bhaswati Chattopadhy (@BhaswatiChat) February 13, 2014

Um, you know there’s nothing whiter than acting like a social media riff is the equivalent of centuries of institutionalized and de facto oppression, right? Just checking.

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*First Published: Feb 13, 2014, 1:50 pm CST