Earlier we told you about an open letter by the Crunk Feminist Collective which critiqued Issa Rae’s popular series, ‘The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl’ for it’s use of offensive terms. Although the CFC made it clear they are ardent fans of the show, they wanted to highlight the fact that some of the language used on a recent episode was divisive and hurtful to the LGBT community.

As promised, Issa Rae and her production partner Tracy Oliver have responded.

They write:

Some of our viewers may have been offended by some of the language in our recent episode. We take this matter especially to heart, considering the CFC and members of the LGBT community were among the first to embrace ‘The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl.’

Since our first episode debuted in February this year, ‘Awkward Black Girl’ has received an incredible outpouring of support from hundreds of thousands of fans. We love and appreciate each and every one of our fans! In return, we strive to provide a show that uses irreverent comedy and humor to address the oftentimes uncomfortable situations that many people have experienced at some point or another in their lives.

In creating a series of this nature, we are willing to accept the praise when the jokes work and the feedback when they may not.

Sincerely, Issa & Tracy

What do you think of  their response? 

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  • Nina

    We live in a society where apologies are constantly tossed around and not meant sincerely, I think she was eloquent and genuine in her statement, everybody is so friggin sensitive!!!!!!!!!!! SHUT UPPPPPPPPP!!!!!!!

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  • jamesfrmphilly

    you do not apologize when you feel you have done nothing wrong…..

  • Gabe

    I’m not convinced you know anything at all about the “oftentimes uncomfortable situations” that trans people, in particular, encounter in our lives. Why hurt people? Why not just apologize and say you won’t do it again?

    I really want to keep being an ABG fan but you’re making it hard.

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