Is Jennifer Love Hewitt racist? The question is being asked after black women got angry that Jennifer Love Hewitt cancelled Megan Thee Stallion’s ‘Hot Girl Summer’ slogan. In the viral post Jennifer Love Hewitt put a line through “Hot Girl Summer”, and added replacement slogans that included healthy girl summer, healing girl summer, intuitive girl summer, grateful girl summer, authentic girl summer, happy girl summer, and nurturing girl summer.
The controversy in this situation surrounds the fact that many people see “Hot Girl Summer” as a term that represents black female empowerment. One the surface it seems like Jennifer Love Hewitt is dissing black culture, but is she being misled by how the term is promoted?
Although black women are angry at Jenniffer Love Hewitt taking shots at Megan Thee Stallion, people of other races are upset about it as well. Take a look at some of these reactions from white people.
What Does “Hot Girl Summer” Mean According to Megan Thee Stallion?
In an interview with The Root, Megan Thee Stallion said “Hot Girl Summer” is about women being unapologetically them and being the life of the party. She says it’s about doing you, hyping up your friends, and not caring what anybody else thinks. Based on her definition it seems like something a little different than black female empowerment, but at the same time it’s easy to see why it could be considered that as well. In society when white women party it is sometimes painted in a different light then when black women party.
Why Is Jennifer Love Hewitt Cancelling Hot Girl Summer?
It is possible that Jennifer Love Hewitt is racist, and just wanted to make black people mad by posting this, but to not be biased in the discussion we would have to take a look at how “Hot Girl Summer” is promoted to the masses. On most songs where Megan Thee Stallion used this term the subject matter was women being $exually promiscuous, and engaging in self destructive behavior. When you couple that with the fact almost all of Megan Thee Stallion’s music is based on $ex, you could see how someone who isn’t familiar with hip-hop culture would related “Hot Girl Summer” to something that promotes women being $exually promiscuous, and engaging in self destructive behavior.
If you go on social media many posts about “hot girl summer” will have a woman getting drunk, doing something crazy, using drugs, or just being promiscuous in general. This could make a term that was meant to mean black female empowerment become something else to people on the outside looking in.
At the end of the day regardless of how you feel about the meaning of “Hot Girl Summer” Jennifer Love Hewitt coming at Megan Thee Stallion subliminally this way was unnecessary and uncalled for. She had to know it would alienate a lot of people who have never disparaged her in any way. There’s a chance she was hoping she would get the negative reactions she is receiving now, because some people love stirring up trouble with controversial statements.
Author: JordanThrilla Staff