Several weeks ago, Texan mother Candace Payne became an overnight internet sensation, after her silly video in a Chewbacca mask went viral. Garnering 155 million views and 3 million shares, Payne set the record for the most-watched Facebook video ever.
Immediately following her viral video, her internet fame transformed into a nice chunk of cash, as Payne received gifts valued at $420,000. The nearly half-million dollars in gifts included travel money to appear on talk shows, as well as Kohl’s merchandise and a family vacation to Disney World.
But the most extravagant gift awarded to Payne so far, came from Florida’s Southeastern University, which awarded the entire Payne family with full-tuition scholarships. Many liberals were outraged over the university’s generous gift, immediately screaming “white privilege.” One insane ope-ed piece circulated on MSN titled “What Chewbacca Mom’s Rise to Fame Tells Us About Race in This Country,” went on to bash the mother’s sudden rise to fame, attributing her wild success to being white.
From the article written by a disgruntled liberal:
“It’s true, free tuition is an oversized prize for such easily begotten fame. It’s also true that the real rewards typically reaped for online success tend to heavily favor insta-celebrities who are white. Content derived from black users of Twitter, Vine, or Snapchat is often sidelined as part of a monolithic Black Twitter,” Branstetter whined.
The Conservative website the Media Research Center, was quick to point out the fallacies in Branstetter’s “white privilege” argument against Payne, blasting back at with full force:
“As explained by various media outlets including USA Today, Payne is an outspoken Christian. It is a common practice for private Christian universities to give out scholarships to those who are open about their faith, as Payne has been in her online presence and in various interviews.”
“Second, one of the school’s top administration faculty members founded and formerly led the same church Payne attends,” MRC added. “So race has nothing to do with it, but her faith and the school’s connection to her church surely does.”
Other liberals chimed in on social media, bashing Chewbacca Mom, and blasting her with ridiculous insults on Twitter. Mashable initiated the onslaught, with their well-timed tweet:
Liberals are such whiny pathetic jerks. They will not be satisfied until the entire planet is miserable just like they are. What is it about these people that feel the incessant need to invent new ways to be offended?
Screw the haters! We love you Chewbacca Mom, and we are very happy for your success! It couldn’t have happened to a more well-deserving woman!
H/T [The Blaze]