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Black Gossip Site Sparks Fan Backlash and Loses Revenue After Switching Focus to #BlackLivesMatter

Avatar • Jul 14, 2016

Following the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castille, popular gossip site Fameolous has forgone their typical celebrity posts in favor of consistent coverage of issues regarding the fight for justice and accountability in incidents of police brutality.
https://twitter.com/Fameolous/status/750748923921260544
The website, whose Instagram account which boasts almost 300,000 followers, sparked the ire of fans who felt some kind of way about it.
The owner of the account took to Twitter to express the pushback they were receiving from followers who no longer wanted to see posts that pushed for justice for black lives.
https://twitter.com/Fameolous/status/752614276959858688

https://twitter.com/Fameolous/status/751933836703834112
Furthermore, since halting their celebrity coverage, monthly revenue has gone from $12,000 has to zero. Still, the site owners consider it a necessary sacrifice.
https://twitter.com/Fameolous/status/751676453725417472

https://twitter.com/Fameolous/status/750896957669773312

https://twitter.com/Fameolous/status/750877740484612096

https://www.instagram.com/p/BH0OTy_jLAU/
It is understandable that fans might be frustrated that a space they go to escape is taking a heavier tone, but we are also in extraordinary times. Black Lives Matter is shaping up to be the civil rights movement of our generation, and some will feel the call to use their platforms to speak out. Ladies, what are your thoughts?

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Guest
4 years ago

I understand why some are having issues with, because sometimes you do need a break. If would have been better, if he did a sister page dedicated to black activism. That to me is the best he can keep his revenue coming as well as highlighting BLM issues.

cryssi
cryssi
4 years ago

I support their decision, but I do understand the fans disappointment.

BGLH we miss your old format. We miss the style icons and posts about hair. I’m a hair junky and have had to resort to Google images for my natural hair fix.

Adía
Adía
4 years ago
Reply to  cryssi

#teamnatural on instagram is great

Janetta
Janetta
4 years ago

That just goes to show you how many blacks allow themselves to get caught up in things (celebrities) that do not benefit us.

Adía
Adía
4 years ago

#teamnatural on Instagram is great

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