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Is Arya Stark The Only White Person With A 100% Black Approval Rating?

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The answer, of course — and by “of course” I mean “according to my timelines and text messages whenever Game of Thrones is on” — is yes.

Now, there have been white people, real and fictional, as beloved by Black people as Arya Stark. Meryl Streep. Batman. Thisbe, from Pyramus and Thisbe. The list isn’t very long. But there is a list. Still, each person on this list has detractors, placing their Black people approval ratings in the ninety-two to ninety-eight percentile. (Joe Biden, for instance, has people who remember some of the things he did and said before he was everyone’s favorite septuagenarian white homeslice.) 98% is great! But 98% still isn’t 100%.

And for good reason. She’s had a uniquely terrible stretch of years for a show that has given everyone not named Littlefinger some serious fuckshit to deal with at some point. But instead of getting all #allwesteroslivesmatter and blaming the seven Black people in the seven kingdoms for her fate, she went and found the real sources of her pain — privileged and problematic White people — and has devoted her life to ending theirs. Her entire existence is Black Person’s Wish Fulfillment. She’s basically the caucasian John Shaft.

Of course, she can fuck things up tomorrow by going on Westeros Twitter to talk shit about Beyonce’s baby announcements. But for now, Arya’s approval rating remains unblemished.

Damon Young

Damon Young is the editor-in-chief of VSB. He is also a columnist for GQ.com And he's working on a book of essays to be published by Ecco (HarperCollins). Damon is busy. He lives in Pittsburgh, and he really likes pancakes. Reach him at damon@verysmartbrothas.com. Or don't. Whatever.

  • Me

    You better make it 99.99% approval. I don’t give approval to folks whose lives won’t change one blip whether they have my approval or not. She’s good without me.

    • Damon Young

      i’m impressed

  • cysinblack

    Where’s your epic tome to Hotep?

    • Kas

      The e-streets are waiting.

      • MakesMeWannaShoopShoopShoop

        And waiting. Kasito. I saw a pic of Father Hugh.

        • Kas

          What!? Was he gyrating on some bimbo while throwing dollar bills in the air?

          • MakesMeWannaShoopShoopShoop

            He went to a wedding and danced with girls, caught cooties, but looked fine.

            • Kas

              Those cooties will get you every time. His nephew must be softening his heart.

              • MakesMeWannaShoopShoopShoop

                Uh huh. Poor soul doesn’t recognise it as yet though.

            • LMNOP

              I can’t believe he went out without getting his cooties shot.

              • MakesMeWannaShoopShoopShoop

                He probably forgot. I’ll make sure ask him how he managed to not get his shots.

                • LMNOP

                  Yeah you have to be careful with cooties, that can be very serious. Rapid onset of debilitating symptoms. First comes love, then come marriage, then comes the baby in the baby carriage.

                  • MakesMeWannaShoopShoopShoop

                    I think he may elope and we will have to pry it out of him.

                    • LMNOP

                      I seriously feel sad for Hugh, even if he says it’s fine and he’s happy this way.

                    • MakesMeWannaShoopShoopShoop

                      He will work it out one way or the other.

          • Hugh Akston
            • MakesMeWannaShoopShoopShoop

              The people want to know if you got your cooties shot before you interacted with girls. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/6275f432c7d3b3971250bdc120338b6ce20adb09e57e9ddfbe1dc3bd3340ffc7.jpg

              • Hugh Akston

                Lmao

                We kept our distances haha

                • MakesMeWannaShoopShoopShoop

                  We?? You know I am going to ask who is the “we”. So you are introducing members of the harem to the public now?

                  • Hugh Akston

                    Lol

                    No one Tam no one :)

                    • MakesMeWannaShoopShoopShoop

                      Hmmm. Nope you are not going to do your harem reveal?

                    • MakesMeWannaShoopShoopShoop

                      Hmmm. Nope you are not going to do your harem reveal?

          • cedriclathan

            He was bemoaning his lack of good looks. Lets just say, if we was at a wedding looking at fine women of child bearing age, and Hugh walked in, we’d be saying, “Who this niqqa think he is? Comin’ all up in here looking like that.” If he wanted to talk to the girl I was looking at, I wouldn’t fight him…

            • MakesMeWannaShoopShoopShoop

              So do you believe me when I say he has a harem?

              • cedriclathan

                I trending that way. If he says he doesn’t, I’d squint and look at him sideways. Like that dog on tv.

    • Damon Young

      tomorrow.

  • MrONegative

    Ever since she learned to stick and move from Bruno Mars’ grandpappy, it’s been all love.

  • Alessandro De Medici

    Hmmm…

    http://i.imgur.com/jc9eSNZ.gif

    I’m thinking Bill Burr and Lewis CK…but I know a lot of black people who don’t even know who they are.

    • Damon Young

      burr maybe. but there are a lot of people who don’t eff with ck’s race humor.

      • Kas

        Patrice had his issues with Burr at one point.

        • Uncle Remus

          yeah, but he dead now. his vote don’t count.

          • Kas

            Cold, but true

        • Brooklyn_Bruin

          Patrice co-signed some foolishness from Opie and Andy on occasion.

          • Kas

            Indeed.

      • Nature

        Burr makes me laugh hella hard.His Netflix series F is for Family made me scream a couple times.

    • Uncle Remus

      burr is funny as h3ll

  • Alessandro De Medici
    • MakesMeWannaShoopShoopShoop

      That is why you can’t afford health insurance and a house.

  • BlackSpartacus

    Jon Stewart is still polling in the high 100’s with black people.

    • Val

      And Joe Biden.

    • NonyaB?

      Except for his little kerfuffle with Wyatt Cenac.

  • blkgrlMAGICALfairydust_glitter

    #wintercameforthefreys

  • Brass Tacks

    I wonder if this is similar to how whites felt about O.J.

    …okay.

    • YeaSoh

      Say what nah?

  • nillalatte

    I’ve never watched a full episode of that show. *sits in corner*

  • Jetblakc

    Who disapproves of Tyrion?

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