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Stock photos of white dudes react to Beyoncé’s ‘Formation’

Listen up—white men are talking.

 

Peter Bd

Internet Culture

Beyoncé‘s new single, “Formation”—which came to us by way of a music video with nods to Hurricane Katrina and Trayvon Martin as well as a Super Bowl halftime performance that alluded to the Black Panthers—has stirred plenty of debate, bewildermentprotests, and rebukes.

But do we really need a good hard look at race in America? Not when we have stock photos of white dudes to do our thinking for us. To wit: 

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“I have thoughts about Beyoncé’s ‘Formation,’ and I want the whole world to hear my unsolicited opinions.” —Ted Slawson, White Guy 

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“I thought the ‘Formation’ video was OK, but it would’ve been better if I was DJing in it.” —DJ White Dude 

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This is 27-year-old Junius Killborn, and he is ecstatic that his “Why Beyoncé is Problematic” thinkpiece received two notes on Tumblr.

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An elderly white man having a heart attack after trying to execute the moves from Beyoncé’s Super Bowl halftime performance.

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“I cannot believe that this video had no white people in it. ‘Formation’ is extremely racist and I will be canceling my subscription to Tidal immediately.” —Ted Willard, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

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Rick (left): Well gosh, I thought the “Formation” video was just swell.

Bob (right): Donald Trump’s opinion will “inform” mine.

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Dr. Thurston Schroader, white male, just quit his job as a neurosurgeon because Beyoncé did something he didn’t like.

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Eric Comstock, 34, died in a car crash while tweeting about agreeing with Rudy Giuliani. 

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