The fake Boondocks Twitter is basically the worst Twitter ever and that's almost a good thing
The amount of NOPE occurring related to The Boondocks is already at an all time high. The hijacking of The Boondocks Facebook page (to which I shall not link) is a NOPE. The making of a Season 4 without Aaron McGruder? So far beyond NOPE that this gif should probably be retired in memory of the level of NOPEness associated with ever, EVER watching even the trailer for “Season 4” of “The Boondocks,” which is now more like “the thing that is demonstrating in live technicolor action exactly what The Boondocks tried to fucking warn us all about.”
That being the case, I must report with cautious optimism that:
1) The fake-ass Twitter account established by Adult Swim thieves and charlatans (and yes, it’s official) has a whole 102 followers at the time of this writing:
2) It’s pretty much the worst excuse for an official brand Twitter that’s ever seen the light of day. I mean, it’s so off-brand that I pretty much think it’s some asshole producer’s Benz-driving 16-year-old son who stuffed the Boondocks DVDs dad/mom gave him under his bed and went back to watching PornoTube on his iPad Air, and still hasn’t seen a single episode or read a single comic.
I mean look at this.
No, wages-of-theft-accepting-social-media-manager. You didn’t even watch that episode. You have a list on IMDB of show quotes that you are just attaching to random tweets that have something to do with black people existing and having a birthday.
LOOK AT THIS SHIT SOME MORE:
What. The. Fuck. Does. That. Have. To. Do. With. Anything.
Yes, it’s a clip from the show. It’s a line, from a show that you actually have to WATCH to get WHY this line happened. It’s far, far, FAR from the best line on that show. And it’s not even really a punch line. It’s a piece of slightly amusing dialogue from an episode that led up to an entirely unrelated denouement.
LOOK AT THIS SHIT YET A THIRD TIME:
For those who don’t recall, “Homies Over Hoes" appeared in "The Story of Gangstalicious, Part 2,” which led to a poignant scene in which gay rapper Gangstalicious’s attempt to come out is first misinterpreted as a bro-dom anthem, then leads to rejection and heartbreak, and ends with ‘Lish sadly returning to the closet by denying his sexuality to a shaken-to-the-core Riley Freeman, who has long been in denial about witnessing Gangstalicious kissing a man.
There literally is not a hashtag from the show that anyone who has ever loved Huey Freeman the way that Boondocks fans love Huey Freeman would be LESS likely to use to unironically thank a fan for a retweet than #HomiesOverHoes.
And, of course, there’s the nonsensical, offensive, and just awful tweet that Vice highlighted:
THAT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH SAINT PADDY’S DAY YOU FUCKS
AND GOOD GOD DO NOT LET ANYONE BUT AARON MCGRUDER EVER EVER EVER BE UNCLE RUCKUS EVER
I MEAN IT
IF NOT OUT OF MORAL FIBER, THEN AT LEAST BECAUSE YOU CAN NO LONGER BLAME AARON MCGRUDER FOR THE SHIT THAT COMES OUT OF RUCKUS’S CARTOON MOUTH
I’ll stop yelling.
THIS IS A GOOD THING.
You know why?
1) It means they couldn’t get any fan of the show anywhere to accept money to usurp Aaron McGruder. This is clearly not a Boondocks fan. This is, as I said, some producer’s 16-year-old son who slacked off on even watching the DVDs they handed him. You know how hard you have to try NOT to be able to find ONE fan of an enormously popular cartoon who wants to work for the show badly enough to take almost anything? Pretty damn hard. Kudos, Boondocks fans — apparently every single one of us is strong enough in the brainparts not to take blood money.
2) It’s a damn good signal that this fake-ass, stolen Boondocks is gonna fail and fail hard enough to ensure that this never happens again. A lot of lawyers probably got paid a lot to wrestle the rights away from Aaron McGruder through some obscure contract clause, get Facebook to turn over the official show page without the creator’s consent, and gag Aaron to the extent that he can’t talk about it (hopefully because of the massive lawsuit that I only pray he is preparing). And then there’s the cost of actually making a whole ‘nother season and advertising it. And they can’t even get the vibe of the show right, or even SEMI right, on Twitter. And they have 102 followers.
And Aaron McGruder got nearly 7 million on Facebook, by posting some honest, real stuff about current events and some actually on-message, intelligent show-related information.
By comparison, the people with a nearly-unlimited budget, enough so that their army of lawyers took the show away from its creator successfully and made a whole McGruder-less season, have 102 followers on Twitter.
They’re just not good at this. They’re just really, really, really not good at this.
Nobody likes a stupid thief.
If you’re going to blatantly steal intellectual property from an immensely popular creative genius and shut him out of his own creation, it’s going to go badly for you unless you do it so, so, SO damn well that nobody can be mad at you because being mad at you would mean being mad at the existence of something they really love. And all indications point to this being exactly the opposite of what FakeBoondocks is doing.
And that means FakeBoondocks is going down so laughably that we’ll be writing about it on whatever wearable/implantable platform replaces Tumblr 20 years from now.
Boycott Adult Swim.
(That’s easy for me. I still don’t have a TV, man.)