The Right Opinion: The Real WoahVicky - The Truth Is Never Black And White | TRO
So today we’re going to wade into one of the most unique stories of a cultural manifestation there is, and talk about someone who at a time of sensitivity, caused so much controversy, yet no-one really took seriously. That person is WoahVicky.
WoahVicky, originally branded as Victoria Waldrip, is the US-first phenomenon that could only be the product of the post-2016 reality that we appear to live in, I don’t remember where I was when I discovered WoahVicky, but it’s clear that honestly I was completely fine with not being able to remember, because Victoria here had a persona that is rather hard to forget. In fact I did cover her in a video a long time ago, back when I was making much shorter videos, however, I don’t really think I provided too much nuance than arguing that shock horror, WoahVicky isn’t African-American…
Now, if this is the first time you’ve heard of this character you may wonder why on earth I would have to argue such a presumed thesis, what would I do next? Argue that Arnold Schwarzanegger is Austrian? Who on earth would argue that such a character is identifiable as an ethnicity that they very seemingly appear to not represent.
Ah yes, Vicky herself… that was what of course made her rather infamous, you see, in the summer of seventeen, when we should have all been enjoying the sunny weather, storm clouds began to form, this presence, on Twitter, and Instagram, of this character. Who openly used certain sensitive words rather liberally, and justified it under the notion of her identity. Through this provocative behaviour she quickly gathered a following of a variety of individuals, I assume some people genuinely liked her, but many were also there to just dish out heavy criticism and to clown on her whenever she decided to provide her less than nuanced input on matters of race. Through this she quickly gained infamy, with many of the attention, whether positive or negative, snowballing into publicity, after all, “White girl thinks she’s black” is arguably some of the best clickbait, and also it’s an easy topic that people love to jump in on because although socially loaded, no-one’s gonna call you out for making fun of her, but why the hunger? Because although the appeal could be observed, it seems strange that people would develop such a desire to clown on such a unique brand of person.
I’ve spoken about this before in my rather old Lil Tay video, but there is this show called Dr. Phil, it’s basically aimed to be a more, therapeutic, professional version of shows such as Jerry Springer, the Pyrocynical to your Leafy per se. On Dr. Phil, he often invites a multitude of guests on who are undergoing conflict within their lives, whether between their friends, family, or themselves, it will often escalate with dispute, with Phil attempting to take a more mediating position and attempting to provide some form of counselling, this has had its fair share of criticism in the past and maybe I’ll dissect that one day, but for now there is one episode that I think is quite important to focus on, and it is of course the episode that includes Danielle Bregoli.
Oct 27, 2019