The creator of “The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl,” Issa Rae, encountered some racism after winning the 2012 Shorty for Best Web Show.
Last week, the popular web-based series beat out 783 other online shows in the award, which celebrates the best in social media and online content.
But the victory wasn’t without it’s negative repercussions. One Twitter user called her a “n****rette,” while another posted, “I nominate @awkwardblkgrl for a @shortyawards in #cottonpicking.” Still another one stated, “Congrats on winning do you get 3/5 of an award?” But the worse came from another user who posted, “#ThingsBetterThanAwkwardBlackGirl The smell coming from Treyvon Martin.”
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