Diddy Gets Pilloried on Twitter After Challenging Corporations to Support Black Businesses: ‘You First. Lead by Example’

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Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs penned a letter to corporate America on Thursday, slamming companies for exploiting and disrespecting Black culture while failing to offer financial support to Black-owned businesses.

While many agreed with the sentiment of his column, titled, “If You Love Us, Pay Us: A Letter From Sean Combs to Corporate America,” the artist was subsequently scrutinized on Twitter, as many faulted him for failing to acknowledge his privilege and his own role in corporate America.

Combs specifically called out General Motors (GM), which listed his own media company, Revolt, as an example of a Black-owned media company it supports, writing that solidarity is insufficient if corporations do not offer financial help.

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