To some, it appears comedian Gary Owen feels empowered to speak for Black people and a lot of folks aren’t too happy about it. Following the Grammys on Sunday, Owen tweeted this:
However, Twitter responded with criticism, with many claiming Owen didn’t have the right to just invite someone to a Black gathering, even if he himself got certain passes. The tweet below reflects some of the sentiments:
On Tuesday, Owen went on The Real talk show to clear things up. He comically asserted that he understands now that just because he might get an invitation to a Black club, doesn’t mean he has the right to invite other White people.
Time will tell if this backlash puts his privileges on edge.