(The Root) — Twitter loves Melissa Harris-Perry’s show. Viewers faithfully tune in to watch and discuss it online with the tag #Nerdland,y the unofficial title of the show. Twitter had an extra reason to catch the show today, as popular Twitterer Genie Lauren (@MoreAndAgain) was to appear to discuss her takedown of Zimmerman Juror B37’s book deal.
It just so happened that Lauren shared the set with conservative talk radio host David Webb, who later in the show had some very polarizing things to say about white privilege. Mainly: that it doesn’t exist.
In a segment on what can be done to improve race relations and who should be the ones to do it, Webb spoke over both Harris-Perry and the other panelists, asserting that social privilege isn’t a real thing. By his reasoning, some people are just “normal,” and some aren’t. In a later segment, he spoke about how easy it is to not need an abortion, as if he’d ever been pregnant before.
Well, Twitter wasn’t too thrilled to hear that, and they went right to “snatching his wig,” as they say — checking and chastising him for his shortsighted comments.
— alejandro. (@chrisalexander_) July 21, 2013
David Webb is waiting for that pill to be invented that turns you white.
— Linda Husser (@LindaHusser) July 21, 2013
Don’t bring back David Webb. Son is disrespectful and ignorant @MHPshow
— Jimmy Gambino (@Jefe_Jimmy) July 21, 2013
RT @blackink12 David Webb and GOPBlackChick all come from a very long line of black people who get totally ignored at the family reunion.
— kenda alane (@kendagram) July 21, 2013
David Webb tried to use the same logic that racists have been using for years: saying something then saying, “I didn’t say that.” #MHPshow