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Monday, August 10, 2020 

DC embarrasses themselves with a sloppy take on "Blerd" culture

Yahoo's entertainment section reports DC's staff, who were organizing an online convention with a segment dedicated to "blerd" culture, which is a combination of "black" and "nerd", screwed up by taking the meaning beyond what it's meant for:
On Twitter, DC announced that the FanDome would also feature another edition of Blerd & Boujee — an event they debuted at last year’s in-person Comic-Con in San Diego that celebrated Black comic book culture. But the announcement was greeted with a resounding lack of enthusiasm when fans followed a link featured in DC’s post that recapped the 2019 Blerd & Boujee boat party.

That post has since been deleted from DC’s official site, but screen grabs reveal what started the ruckus. In the article, the word “Blerd” was defined as referring to “diverse fans of color from Black, Latinx and Asian communities who are into gaming, tech, anime, comics, movies and TV.” As many on Twitter were quick to note, though, the term was initially coined by Black nerds for Black nerds. Specifically, it was referenced by Scrubs star and real-life Blerd Donald Faison on a 2006 episode of the long-running sitcom that’s often credited with popularizing the term. In recent years, events like the Washington, D.C.-based BlerdCon have placed an emphasis on celebrating Black nerds, while also being inclusive of people of color and minority groups.
It all demonstrates how out of touch DC are with pop culture, but honestly, when it comes to their outfit, nobody's missing anything, given how disastrous their story quality became over nearly 2 decades.

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