If you haven't yet seen the viral video of "Chewbacca Mom," open a new window and find the video on YouTube. It's a hilarious watch of a mother who opens a talking Chewbacca mask to her cellphone camera and records her unstoppable laughter at the sounds the mask produces.

After Candace Payne, a.k.a. the Chewbacca Mom, posted the video it went viral. News organizations like the New York Times and other huge organizations picked up the video and praised it for its reflection of simple happiness and pleasure.

For her part, Payne received a lot of attention for the video, receiving gifts from Disney (who owns Star Wars) and Kohls, the store where she purchased the mask. She also received scholarship offers to a small Christian college in Florida for her kids. In short, with a simple video of her laughing to the camera, Payne hit the jackpot.

But some jealous liberals are calling out Payne for basking in "White Privilege." Specifically, one writer for the liberal site The Daily Dot said that Payne was part of a larger trend where "the real rewards typically reaped for online success tend to heavily favor insta-celebrities who are white."

Though she cites no facts and just rants about the injustice that Chewbacca Mom was white, not black, the article went up under the headline "What Chewbacca Mom’s rise to fame tells us about race in this country."

It's a clearly jealous reaction to someone else's happiness--and it's inherently racist because the writer of the article thinks that someone of a different race should have received the praise that Payne, a white woman, received.

When will we grow up, America?

Racism only gets louder and stronger when people feel like it's a problem in their lives. And people only feel like it's a problem when they're pointed in a direction of potential disparity. Do black people really think that Payne received all her attention just because she's white? I doubt it.

Let someone enjoy her moment in the sun, liberals. Stop trying to be the police of happiness and goodwill. It comes to everyone, so just give it up.

h/t: Newsbusters



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