Two of the most popular TikTok influencers are on the verge of being cancelled, after thousands of people on Black Twitter launched a petition to ban the performers.
The first performer that Black Twitter wants cancelled is a bodybuilder and dancer named Big Groove. Big Groove posts a series of videos where he’s eating food and dancing in restaurants. He used to go by the name “Grooving Gorilla”, but changed his name after backlash.
Folks on Black Twitter are upset with his antics, and are saying that the imagery he pushes is detrimental to Black people, because it plays into negative stereotypes. On Black Twitter they refer to Big Groove as “the dancing gorilla.”
Here’s a sample of his videos:
And the other TikToker that is under fire is a comedian named Elijah Smith, who goes by the handle officialyuddygangtv. In Yuddygang’s videos he eats food – typically chicken, and makes funny noises.
Black Twitter is referring to Elijah as the “chicken boy.”
Black Twitter really went into an uproar, when the two influencers did a collaboration together – where they danced and made noises, while eating Chicken and Waffles. Look:
Earlier this year, a self proclaimed “activist” on social media created a petition on Change,org – in an attempt to hav sth two social media influencers “banned.” So far thousands of people have signed the petition, and as of today both Big Groove and Muddy are trending on Twitter.
But not everyone wants to ban the two influencers. Hip hop star Cardi B is coming to their defense. Cardi, who made a name for herself pushing stereotypical behavior onto young women, is claiming that the influencers are “just trying to get paid.”
Listen to Cardi B’s explanation:
Tags ·chicken boy·dancing giorilla