An Australian comedian is taking a stand against racists in America and Australia, responding to insensitive comments on TikTok. She claims to identify as “black” rather than Mexican, as some people allegedly think.
Aboriginal Comedian Hits Back Against Racism
Emily, an Aboriginal comedian, hits back at racist comments with determination.
Emily directly addresses “Americans and racist Aussies” who have misconstrued her identity.
“I’m not Mexican – we identify as Black. ‘Blackfellas,'” She insists.
The comedian clarifies her Aboriginal heritage.
Users showed their understanding by replying, “Some Americans literally think America is the world.”
She Identifies as Black
Emily confronts the comments, “Just because your skin is brown doesn’t make you Black. Being Mexican and Black are two different things.”
Her argument for identifying as black is, “no matter how much milk you add to the tea it’s still gonna be tea.”
Her video amasses nearly 300,000 views and gets tons of support.
“I’m also Black but I’m too scared to talk about it since I’m pale […] and don’t want Americans to attack me.”
Some users share her pain of mistaken identity, “I love that you said “no matter how much milk you add to your tea, it’s still tea.” I’m white as white but proud of my aboriginal heritage.”
Users express gratitude for Emily’s courage in addressing the issue head-on.
“Yes!! ‘Black’ people have brown skin in all shades.”
One person missed the point, saying, “You’re clearly not black,” referring to her brown appearance.
One humorous commenter said, “Americans aren’t gonna understand milk being in tea.”
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