Viewed 3 million times, Facebook video sparks controversy about male imagery

Posted by Robert Miller on Sunday, February 4, 2018

In 2018 social media has produced another internet star with a video posted by Robert Miller to Facebook. The video shows Miller learning how to do a striptease lap dance and it has sparked a discussion about Black male imagery and masculinity. As the video racked up millions of views in a few days, Miller posted the following on his page “Dear Facebook, look what u did. Made me change my name from SumthnSeriousTheFame to my gvt name. Now im stuck with that. Ugh!!!”

Viewers of the video are also stuck because “that which is seen cannot be unseen.”

Mo Barnes
Mo Barnes

Maurice "Mo" Barnes is a graduate of Morehouse College and Political Scientist based in Atlanta. Mo is also a Blues musician. He has been writing for Rolling Out since 2014. Whether it means walking through a bloody police shooting to help a family find justice or showing the multifaceted talent of the Black Diaspora I write the news.

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