That melanin though.
Now that the sun is consistently out with summer around the corner, melanated skin tones are officially on fleek. So black men and women took to Twitter over the weekend to flex their complexions with hashtags #BlackBoysBreakTheInternet and #BlackGirlsBreakTheInternet (though I'd love it if next time we refer to ourselves as men and women instead of "boys" and "girls").
Started by Twitter user @durwhen on Friday night, her tweet spawned a big self-love fest because that melanin be poppin’ though. And it’s important as global anti-blackness seems to be at an all-time high, that we counter that negativity with the the positivity of these trending hashtags.
— derz. (@durwhen) June 12, 2016
Take a look at some of the dopest ones, and consider getting in on the action—you can never be too late to the party, right?
— Matthew A. Cherry (@MatthewACherry) June 12, 2016
My husband again! ?? #blackboysbreaktheinternetpic.twitter.com/eT5nItZO7m
— Johnny Boy ☮ (@JohnTheFame) June 12, 2016
Never to miss a party, the great purple, Prince, got in on the action posthumously.
Nothing compares to #Prince
You're Welcome ? pic.twitter.com/scg6e14Sm0
— Aspiring Veganista (@Namaste2525) June 12, 2016
And actress Yara Shahidi, who stars as Zoey on ABC’s sitcom ‘Black-ish,” didn’t miss the moment.
— Yara shahidi (@YaraShahidi) June 12, 2016
— Elsa. (@naturallyelsa) June 12, 2016
It was empowering.
For all of the years society made me hate my skin,I'll never stop flexin my complexion ??#blackgirlsbreaktheinternetpic.twitter.com/r6Y5HdlqVy
— alesia (@alesiavsworld) June 12, 2016
— ✨ (@Dazhaneleah) June 12, 2016
Hey, don’t try to upstage us.
When you see #blackgirlsbreaktheinternet is trending then see #whitegirlsbreaktheinternet is also trending pic.twitter.com/8agpaPj0xh
— Geeks Of Color (@GeeksOfColor) June 12, 2016
Gotta flex that versatility.
— Afro.$upreme ॐ☥ (@SSGPhannnn_) June 12, 2016
— Ᏸecca (@MJStarLover) June 12, 2016
On the Internet, there’s no such thing as C.P.T....Let's keep this good thing going.
I'm literally late to everything ?? #BlackBoysBreakTheInternetpic.twitter.com/o71qjSLo6J
— Queen (@k_stallworth93) June 12, 2016
I'm late to the hashtag but whatever #blackboysbreaktheinternet ? pic.twitter.com/McaWFS4q9o
— cory (@coryjedwards_) June 12, 2016
All complexions were fleekin'.
— Sanele Junior Xaba (@SaneleJunior_) June 12, 2016
its lit yall #blackgirlsbreaktheinternetpic.twitter.com/zO64hxJkhx
— follow my instagram (@khadiijahwhat) June 12, 2016
It was beautiful.
Twitter screenshot of Michael Jordan meme.