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EBONY’s Trayvon Tribute Covers and #BackwardsBoycotts on Twitter

EBONY Magazine’s September issue has four powerful covers, dedicated to the memory of Trayvon Martin. One cover has Trayvon’s family (mom Sybrina Fulton, dad Tracy Martin and bro Jahvaris). The others have Spike Lee, Boris Kodjoe, Dwyane Wade and their sons rocking hoodies with the words “WE ARE ALL TRAYVON.”

EBONY Trayvon Covers

YES WE ARE! I am so here for these covers!

Most people have given EBONY props but you know everyone can’t be happy with everything.

There are white conservatives and Tea Party folks all in @EBONYMag’s mentions talmbout the covers are racist. Racists be so READY to call someone or something else racist though. They’re dusty pots waiting on the sideline waiting for any and all opportunity to call the kettle racist. Chile BYE!

But the absurd and hilarious part is them saying they’re gonna boycott EBONY.


White people talmbout they’re boycotting EBONY is like me saying “I WILL NOT PAY MY COUNTRY CLUB DUES!” That will have as much impact as me saying I’ll never shop at Whole Foods again. No one curr! They can go have ALLL the seats.

Fucks I Dont Give gif

And now, Twitter (well, Brokey McPoverty) kicked off the #BackwardsBoycotts hashtag and hilarity is ensuing from it. Below are some of the best.

Oh Twitter… good times.

Again, shoutout to EBONY for these dope covers, though. Win.

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  1. Jabari
    August 7, 2013 at 3:28 pm

    YAAASSSS for these Ebony covers!!!!!

    Tea Party sir and maáms, no one is here for your brand of fuckery…..I can basically promise that Ebony/Jet will have no dambs to give about alla yall……

    • RavenJ
      August 8, 2013 at 1:34 pm

      I approve this message!

  2. August 7, 2013 at 3:44 pm

    The Ebony covers are haunting and the Tea Party needs to take a seat on a mountain top.

  3. August 7, 2013 at 3:45 pm

    In my teeny tiny effort to counter-act the dumb-assedness of my people, I just subscribed. Bout time, actually.

  4. KemaB
    August 7, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    Yes Ebony Yes you better slay those covers and to the fools boycotting them I wish I had a Antoine Dodson You are so dumb You are really dumb gif cuz chile that’s like me boycotting a tanning salon

  5. August 7, 2013 at 4:43 pm

    “My Ebony subscription is on auto-renew!” -Said no white person ever.

    This is pure hilarity.

  6. nichole
    August 7, 2013 at 6:47 pm

    The Ebony covers are YES!

    I’m not sure what exactly they are boycotting? The name Trayvon? The story about “5 Ways to Stop Gun Violence?” Or “A Pray for Healing?”

    Or maybe they are boycotting hoodies? That’s going to hurt the bottom line of Old Navy and American Apparel.

    They should be really careful what they boycott or their hood will show.

    • RavenJ
      August 8, 2013 at 1:35 pm

      YAAAAASSSSSSSSSSS to all of that, but your last line…YOU AIN”T NEVA’ LIED!!!!!!!

  7. Mia
    August 7, 2013 at 7:49 pm

    Alicia Keys boycotting the key of C?!?!?!
    Bury me LORDT!

  8. nola girl
    August 7, 2013 at 8:47 pm

    Wait…. Like vegetarians boycotting salad would be something. Did that person not get it?

    • Sociable Hermit
      August 8, 2013 at 11:40 am

      Yeah, there were a number of folks who obviously didn’t get it.

    • Kwan
      August 8, 2013 at 12:08 pm

      Yeah I was like some folks weren’t in the loop.

      I love how Ebony Mag. tweeted a read to all the boycotters HILARIOUS!

  9. August 7, 2013 at 11:03 pm

    i love when #blacktwitter gets on a trending topic of snatching wigs (when its not mean/hurtful and directed at each other). cuz lemme tell you… people are DAMN hilarious!

  10. Islandista
    August 15, 2013 at 2:59 pm

    Ebony wins all the way with these covers. They are absolutely haunting and bring tears to my eyes, especially the ones with Kodjoe and Dwyane Wade’s sons because…their sons are so teeny.

    Looking at their sweet little-boy faces just brings home to me (again) that Trayvon was Sybrina and Tracy’s baby once upon a time too. And in their eyes (like every parent’s) he was still their baby even when he was a big, tall teenager.