In today’s episode of “what are we teaching our youth”, Twitter is publicly shaming a young girl who thought Tom Joyner was white.
After a past clip of Tom Joyner jamming out to a Fantasia performance in his then studio resurfaced on social media, one user commented saying “the white man is literally me every time I listen to fantasia.”
Even though she tweeted this around 4:30 in the morning, Black Twitter caught the tweet and are shocked at the lack of knowledge on The Fly Jock. Tom Joyner started to become a trending topic when people reacted to her not having a “real” childhood and wondering where “we” go wrong as a community.
She later tweeted that she knew who the famous radio jock was, but not what he looked like saying, “I’m sorry Tom (sad face emoji) I knew your voice but not your face! My mistake, you’re a legend!”
This comes after he also trended in May after fans on Twitter were missing The Tom Joyner Morning Show and his signature theme song on their drives to work and school.
Check out what Twitter had to say about her assumption.
LOL: Twitter Reacts To Youngin’ Who Thought Tom Joyner Was White was originally published on rickeysmileymorningshow.com
This baby don’t know Tom Joyner ? we have failed our youth pic.twitter.com/brBoAFAOUW— Nichelle Shuri Moore • 🌺BLM 🌈 (@shurinicole) June 24, 2020
If you don’t know who Tom Joyner is did your parents really ever drive you to school????— We love you Alex. $1,995🧡 (@TheOTAPShow) June 24, 2020
that's definitely a generational gap..— Ya Highness: Tokikikazukika 🌱 (@licensed_TOill) June 24, 2020
how she ain't know that Tom Joyner's Black? pic.twitter.com/zVRPZ7OCLr
We can tell who mama ain't drive them to school in the mornings— Kona Saint Metacomet (@kvlxi19xx) June 24, 2020
This being Tom Joyner, advocate of HBCUs and the United negro college fund and voice of black radio makes the tweet 10x funnier— Zoë (@zoeishungry) June 24, 2020
Y’all thought Tom Joyner was white?! pic.twitter.com/kiHF1Hpdk7— 🌼 (@yellowflower85) June 24, 2020
I wish you nothing but success with your business BUT I can’t trust the products of anyone who thought TOM JOYNER was White pic.twitter.com/1NTEUUvfRj— Autumn (@AutumnReede) June 24, 2020
White man???? She thought Tom Joyner was white?— Black Clark Kent (@Xxsupadave) June 24, 2020
On this land? pic.twitter.com/4RhxmdHOqc
We mistaking Tom Joyner for a white man. pic.twitter.com/r8JTlZsZ5q— Jenny from da block ♋ (@TechieByNature) June 24, 2020
These Twitter Negroes ain’t normal.— H (@hmclarrk) June 24, 2020
Thats all I’ll say about this Tom Joyner debacle.
These folks think Tom Joyner white. pic.twitter.com/cbyeZDGcCZ— Amber ✨ (@amberjewel13) June 24, 2020
Not y’all thinking Tom Joyner is a white man 😭 Like y’all didn’t listen to “Oh, oh, oh. It’s the Tom Joyner morning show,” on the way to school?!?— Executive Coon Detective 🕵🏾♀️ (@itsunNESSAsary) June 24, 2020
She didn’t know Tom Joyner was a whole ass black man?? pic.twitter.com/FxzdPBH2u4— Maya (@1979original) June 24, 2020