In a now deleted viral TikTok video, a white mom is shown telling her kids to bow and pray to black people.
In the video, @teenychamp who is also known as Justine Champion, is shown forcing her sons to pray to black women.
“Me teaching my white boys how to behave,” the video text read.
“Black women are the reason Donald Trump is no longer gonna be our president,” she said as she shows her kids bowing down
“They are marching around chanting ‘all hail black women,’” she said, adding it “took five takes” to get right.
Not everyone was thrilled about the video. Check out some of the reactions below as highlighted by the New York Post:
“I’m a woman of color and agreed,” commented one TikTok user, according to Daily Mail. “But it’s annoying when people make these videos just for clout and not because they genuinely agreed.”
Champion then attempted an explanation in response: “I know the type you’re talking about, so I’m not upset or anything, but I just wanted to clarify that that’s not why I made this video.”
“If you want to go onto my page and see some of my content,” she continued, “you can see some of the things [I] regularly do, the actions that I take to help the communities that are marginalized in the United States.”
Demonstrating she already has clout, Champion added that she’s gone viral before for posting videos of “women and people of color and the history that’s left out of our textbooks.”
‘Is she right? Yes. Does she get to become famous for it? No.’
Champion has since written that she removed the video, replacing it with one that includes a snippet of the original followed by a black woman speaking straight to camera, explaining this kind of language is “putting a target on our back.”
But the comments continued on Twitter, where New York Times reporter Taylor Lorenz shared the eyebrow-raising clip on Wednesday. There, followers called the mom “cringe” and the video “uncomfortable,” sharing embarrassment on her behalf.
“Is she right? Yes,” one tweeted. “Does she get to become famous for it? No.”
On Friday, Champion responded to Lorenz’s tweet to say that, on reflection, she should have asked herself “what would black women do?”
“I took it down after listening to some black women and their concerns,” she wrote. “Others want me to put it back up because they loved it. Either way I’m grateful they helped get rid of trump.”
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