An interracial couple is making headlines for their unique pre-wedding photos, and it’s not because the pictures stand out for their beauty or ambiance of where the photos were taken.
In fact, the internet is having a field day slamming an engaged couple for the absurd idea to dress the Black man as a slave and his white fiancée as a plantation damsel in distress/slave owner who seemingly has saved the big ole’ negro from a life of bondage.
And the man’s got shackles on to spice up the mood acting in the pictures!
Well, Black Twitter had time, and the memes say it all. Everyone has been stunned and taking a collective sigh trying to figure out who in the antebellum thought it was a good idea to take a slavery photoshoot, ripe with a Black man and white woman dead in the middle of a sugar cane plantation playing light on a dark, horrific part of history for the ancestors of many African Americans.
The photoshoot even had a senseless storyline: “1842. Days passed and everything changed, our love got stronger and stronger, he was no longer a slave, he was part of the family,” the caption reads.
Comedian KevOnStage, dared to try to come to grips with the “why” of why anyone would think this was a good idea by any stretch.
Not a slave themed engagement photo shoot?! pic.twitter.com/Gncgka9qOO
— Kevín (@KevOnStage) July 21, 2021
One TikTok user @cdntheplayers went viral for posting a reaction video and looks just as dumbfounded as the rest of us.
@cdntheplayers##greenscreen ##Slavery ##Racism ##White ##WhitePeople ##fyp ##BlackTikTok ##BLM ##BlackLivesMatter♬ I was Born by The River – Jabez
“There is just…so much to unpack here,” one user said on Twitter.
“There were three people there, counting the photographer, and not one thought, ‘should we [not do this]’?” questioned @RandiKinman. “And over 1400 people hit the like button? And it’s part 2, like there’s more? I so want to be at the wedding when the minister asks if anybody objects.”
The memes took flight all night.
Y’all come and look at this co*nery pic.twitter.com/LnBBKJLpjj
— P✨9 (@Kanae_Patricia) July 21, 2021
the fucking chains pic.twitter.com/I13az0EFuG
— ⋆dee⁷ (@booniielun) July 21, 2021
“He was no longer a slave, he was part of the family” pic.twitter.com/BgGwgIBbl2
— GO TO YOUR ROOM AND LET MAMA HANDLE IT! (@DaPrinceSleeze) July 21, 2021
Whew. I have to log off. Who told that interracial couple that a slavery themed engagement shoot would be a good idea?? pic.twitter.com/LkNWpOxvhf
— Ny Thee Historian (@UndeNIYAble) July 21, 2021
— (INSERT BLACK CHARACTER) Deserves Better (@GL2814_3) July 21, 2021
— Get’m TogethaH🤼🏾♂️ (@B_squared78) July 21, 2021
The memes just keep coming.
A slavery themed wedding photoshoot? On Beyoncé’s internet? pic.twitter.com/3S7bgiEG2j
— Kiya Gaskin (@kiya_gaskin) July 21, 2021
All of my African ancestors who crossed the Middle Passage just rolled over in their graves after seeing that slavery-themed wedding photoshoot. pic.twitter.com/XXnnfDILcy
— Zahra (@zahranealy) July 21, 2021