Today is the day (or should I say yesterday was the day), The Black Snob officially hit more than one million readers strong. That’s one million readers since I officially started keeping count back in February 2008. I couldn’t have done it without the readers, friends, fans, family, contributors and donors who all kept this blog going even when I wasn’t sure how I would. But somehow a little personal blog that was an excuse for me to keep writing columns long after my newspaper gig went bye-bye grew into the multifaceted blog you’re reading today, now with regular contributors (big ups to Luvvie and Nia!) as well as great supporters both financially and phyiscally in the form of Dot, Hopi, Joe V. and many, many others.
In honor of this milestone, all day long I will be reliving some of The Black Snob’s Top Ten Posts, starting with what remains to be a popular series due to Google searches even though I haven’t updated it in forever …
It was the inside joke about not-black-black-people or not-white-white-people or people who looked like something you couldn’t quite put your finger on and that finger was actually sitting right on mysterious blackness. Yes, this was the series dedicated to people either black or multiracial who had some black ancestry, but didn’t look “visibily” black. Meant to be a joke, some took it HIGHLY seriously, but most took it all in fun. Profiles were done on Grady Sizemore, Jennifer Beals, Wentworth Miller, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Kimora Lee Simmons, Saul “Slash” Hudson and Rashida Jones. Shock of all shocks, due to a billion fangirls and boys worldwide, the most popular entry to date is the one on Wentworth Miller.
Here’s a sample:
I’m amongst Wentworth Miller’s large, kind of psycho fan base that’s a nice mix of women between the ages of 16 and 60, Koreans and gay men. Of his fan base there’s a segment of those two groups (but largely consisting of the gay man group) who partake in constant Miller sexual orientation speculation. Miller has repeatedly said he is not gay. Reams of sexual orientation speculators say otherwise.
I, personally, don’t give a rat’s ass. I’m a fan of Wentworth the actor. As in, “Wentworth, the Not-Black-Black-Man Fantasy Set Piece.” I only want to know the most superficial things about an actor. Like, where are you from? Are you a not-black-black person? Will you be making any films where your love interest is one of black America’s many attractive, underemployed black and not-black-black-actresses? Like I don’t know shit about Allen Payne and I’m rapturously in love with Allen (but I’m still not watching that show.) But in my head he is forever 1/2 his character from “CB4” and 1/2 Jason from “Jason’s Lyric” and in my mind, him and Jada Pinkett, aka “Lyric” are somewhere in far, far from the fifth ward with, like, kids and stuff. All happy black family, all the time.
But you get my point. I don’t care what Wentworth’s sexual orientation is. But, if he is gay, for the record, I think he and Anderson Cooper would make a cute couple. Anderson allegedly likes his men with a little black in them. They both went to Ivy League schools. Anderson’s a better dresser, but Wentworth looks like a skinny fashion model. They’re both intense, private, weird little nerd people. I think we should fix them up.