After one Twitter user shared an unpopular opinion regarding comparisons between Atlanta and Washington, D.C., others came through to set the record straight!
One Tweeter Put Down Atlanta While Placing D.C. On A Pedestal
On Wednesday, a user took the opportunity to pop off and share her thoughts on people comparing ATL to our nation’s capital city.
She was specifically airing her grievances with people having the audacity to compare “classy DC to hood rat, strip club, nasty food having Atlanta.”
The person didn’t stop there, though, as she went on to also bring up subjects like job markets, the prominence of Black wealth, and healthcare.
“Y’all really sat here and compared classy DC to Y’all really sat here and compared classy DC to hood rat, strip club, nasty food having Atlanta. The job markets are different, 2 of the wealthiest Black counties are in DC area and one of the best hospitals in the world is in the area. Y’all can’t be serious…”
Y’all really sat here and compared classy DC to hood rat, strip club, nasty food having Atlanta. The job markets are different, 2 of the wealthiest Black counties are in DC area and one of the best hospitals in the world is in the area. Y’all can’t be serious…
— LaTasha (@downtown7thave) February 8, 2023
The Twitter Masses Respond By Calling The Original Poster ‘Anti-Black’
As one may guess, this user’s hot take didn’t go over too well over on Twitter.
People instantly began checking the original poster by accusing her of harboring negative sentiments towards Black cities and slamming her for “creating [an] unnecessary divide.”
hoodrat atlanna??? classy dc??? you being nasty af about black cities that are being gentrified before our very eyes. fuck off https://t.co/MTas0nupRR pic.twitter.com/fyJQvNMSUW
— big harriet w da yoppa (@iridescentfyre) February 9, 2023
y’all just hate southern black cities with your chest huh? what’s the point of comparing black cities to each other??? y’all just love creating unnecessary divide https://t.co/XNiT8l0QyE
— 𝕧𝕚𝕔 𝕥𝕙𝕖 𝕥𝕙𝕖𝕪/𝕙𝕖🍓toh spoilers🐍 (@tea_addivt) February 9, 2023
Y’all be so anti-Black when comparing DC & ATL like https://t.co/WNQPJnu48u
— J.Bre 🦂 (@BriBreIsHerName) February 9, 2023
The fact that this conversation emerged during Black History Month wasn’t lost on users, either. In fact, one person called the post a “horrible take” that’s “giving elitist during BHM.”
Not too much on Atlanta! This is a horrible take especially when the non-opinionated facts are not taking into account that Atlanta is in Georgia and — systemic racism lmao
Both have Black wealth and community (including hoods). It’s giving elitist during BHM.
— LINDSEY 👩🏿💻 🕯 | UX/UI Designer (@LindseyCreated) February 9, 2023
during black history month, latasha? https://t.co/vGk7drrAA5
— in charge of the girls (@AmeriKraut) February 9, 2023
It’s Black History Month…
— WTF did Harry Styles mean by that?? (@CoriAgain2) February 9, 2023
Some people noted that this stance is just what they’d expect someone from D.C. to believe, and one user went as far as to say that her “Jack and Jill of America jumped out.”
This tweet is very fitting of how I’ve heard the stereotypical DC person is. https://t.co/sI7SD1EyRA
— ……. (@PrinceHAK33M) February 9, 2023
Damn the Jack and Jill of America jumped out. https://t.co/QXr43i66XS
— Samoa Joesph (@ThecaJones) February 9, 2023
On the other hand, people also gave her proclamation that D.C. is “classy” some serious side-eye.
DC is classy?! https://t.co/nGRG2AkqMv pic.twitter.com/3b8xo6TZLa
— Tito’s n Soda. 🇻🇮 (@ViSneakerBoy) February 9, 2023
Classy DC? https://t.co/SCyvddx5mG pic.twitter.com/4ii3HuqwZr
— 🇳🇬NaijaGal🇳🇬 (@Naija4LifeO) February 9, 2023
All in all, people were seriously set on pushing back against the original poster’s commentary on D.C. and ATL, and they went on to highlight all that Atlanta has to offer.
the strip clubs are top tier and legendary, world renowned eg. magic city
the food here phenomenal.. i never hear anything about noteworthy about DC food
we have the CDC babe
and our housewives… https://t.co/D5EglJS0EU pic.twitter.com/shBecX6U0l
— terri joe updates (@waterslide) February 9, 2023
Hoodrat Atlanta has given us the absolute best of black culture so you watch your mouth. https://t.co/FmbYBHashk
— Sergeant Gutta (@gangstalishush) February 9, 2023
What do you think about the overall conversation, Roomies? Also, do you personally feel as though Washington, D.C., and Atlanta are comparable cities, or are they both in a category of their own?