Originally posted on Ashleigh, Not Ashley:

Like many sistas across the country, I was watching the Steel Magnolias remake last night and tweeting about it. As I do with anything I critique, I’m open about my like or dislike for something. It doesn’t matter what it’s about or who is in it, I’m honest about my opinions and feelings about it. I wasn’t too fond of this remake and I wasn’t shy about it.

But that isn’t what this post is about. No, this post is about people who seem to think anything (or anyone) that isn’t ratchet is above criticism. As I and several other critiqued Steel Magnolias, several other came to its defense saying it shouldn’t be criticized because it showed positive images of Black people and it was better than the reality television that has been dominating the airwaves as of late.

That is a total and complete load of crap.

This isn’t…

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