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Why Thirsty White Women Like Leah McSweeney Are A Menace To Society, Explained

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Who is Leah McSweeney?

Leah McSweeney is apparently a person who exists on Earth. I assume she possesses functional limbs, a measure of sentience, and perhaps even a social security number, but I could be wrong.

Why is she in the news today?

During an episode of her Improper Etiquette podcast, McSweeney accused Michael Che of being arrogant, rude, and disrespectful during a text exchange with each other after connecting through Raya.

Damn. I’d be pissed if I was Raya. This is why I never attempt to hook my friends up with each other, because they’re never grateful and if shit goes bad…

Raya is a dating app, not a person, man.

Really? I’ve never heard of it.

Because its for “elite” niggas. And you obviously ain’t no elite nigga.

Touche. Anyway, is this the same Micheal Che you believe should do a job switch with Trevor Noah — which seems like such an obvious win-win for The Daily Show and SNL that you’re shocked it hasn’t happened yet?


Interesting. So what happened next?

Michael Che brought the receipts in the form of a “leaked” text exchange to Page Six, revealing that “Leah McSweeney” is actually Swahili for “Thirsty McBecky.” And, considering the circumstance, Che was actually rather kind to her.

I see. So what makes White women like Leah McSweeney such a menace?

Between the texts and her reaction to them, it’s clear that McSweeney assumed Che would be down to date or, at the very least, fuck her. And, when learning that he wasn’t even interested in seeing her ass in person, her feelings got hurt. Which admittedly sucks. Rejection always does. But she attempted to spin that rejection into an indictment of Che’s character, and it’s impossible assess this circumstance without addressing and acknowledging the racial context here.


There are certain types of White women who assume that all Black men want to fuck them. That if they give a brotha a hint of a whiff of their Coochie Cocoa Puffs, we’ll turn into feckless and slobbering cuckoo birds. This mindset is a messy culmination of several centuries worth of entitlement and socialization and privilege and Pornhub memberships, and there’s nothing I’ve heard or read about Leah McSweeney — including the back and forth she had yesterday with Luvvie — to counter the evidence that she’s definitely one of these women.

And when women like this are told no, they get dangerous. The no is such a blow to their egos and their sense of self that they’ll do anything to change the narrative. Including, of course, become so upset about a soft rejection that no one would have ever known or cared about that they concoct an elaborate story about a person’s character.

Anything else you want to add? 

Yeah, there is. We don’t do ourselves any favors here, as some of us do treat attention from White and non-Black women like we were granted a sip of milk from the Holy Grail. (And by “we” I really mean “y’all niggas.” But since “y’all niggas” is accusatory and unhelpful, I’m just going to continue to say “we.” Even though, again, I’m not including myself with y’all niggas. Y’all niggas on some other shit.)

The Leah McSweeneys of the world don’t need any help. But there are some enabling and validating Darth Jamals out there too; ready and willing to risk life and limb for the chance to sniff Darth Becky’s underarms.

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.

  • Karine1976

    Before I read this post, I just want to say that it’s all I waited for this morning because Darth Jennifer needs to be told.

  • White women have been the demise of black men since 1777.. Black Twitter served her though. Michael Che didn’t have to say shyt.

    Go to Leah’s Twitter and the Cape is REAL. Moral of the story… white women can be caught in a lie and STILL BE THE VICTIM.

    Well ain’t that rich?

    • Tasha Lawrence?

      who is Leah? God. Can’t keep them straight?

    • *rolls eyes* Yep… rolled, not even side eye.
      Folks get on my last good nerve with that mess. Will cape up and then super-cape up for crazy, deranged and dangerous. But will leave sisters to struggle alone “cuz we’re so strong”. So annoying.

      • *Bloop*

      • Coco

        They complain about everything about black women, one minute we’re lazy golddiggers, the next we’re too independent that’s why we can’t get men. Lol.

    • truthseeker2436577@yahoo.com

      Exactly Sister.

    • Mary Burrell

      Come through Negra!??????????????

  • Linda Pritchard

    I am at work and trying not to laugh out loud! Thank you for this assessment–it’s making this dreary Thursday in STL much brighter.

  • Courtney Wheeler

    @Luvvie dragged her on Twitter…hard. Leah tried to clap back…failed.

    • Jennifer

      Yeah, Leah didn’t know Luvvie is still on vacation. She has time, lol

      • Courtney Wheeler

        Leah had it coming. She came off as some wannabe “Gangsta Darth Becky” and got her feelings hurt across the board.

        Sit. Down.

  • Negro Libre

    It’s also good to remember that he didn’t reject her because of her looks, but because she was nuts. In my experience, people tend to get over rejection faster and easier when it’s about looks, than when it’s about their mental health. Why?


    • I wouldn’t say because she was “nuts” but rather…because she was odd. Her “sense of humour” which I’m sure she probably prides herself on is weird…and it hurts when someone rejects that about you.

      He was right to reject her tho…NONE of her texts were the least bit comical. SMH.

      No, I changed my stance…you’re right. LOL she’s wild crazy. Why would you try to force something where it was obvious from the first few interactions he wasn’t very interested.

      • Negro Libre

        I mean…

        “You text really strange declarations looking for a reaction, and I don’t wanna know what’s the real life equivalent of that

        That sounds like a polite way of saying “You crazy b#tch!” to me ijs.

        • I updated my response to you. At first I didn’t realize the pics were a gallery, so I only got to read a few bits of the exchange. Now that I have the entire pic…I agree.

        • Kas loves Jamaican Breakfast

          If I ever end up back into what dating pool, I will make it a point to use that quote.

          • mr. steal your costco samples

            man I ain’t dating again until heaven.

            can’t wait to get curved by angels at the calorie-free Popeye’s buffet.

        • Yep.

      • White women get “odd” while a sister would get “crazy”

      • MsCee

        She was like “our conversations are everything.” I was like bih, he done texted you a total of 13.5 words since y’all first met. WHAT CONVERSATION?????

        • LMAO yea I didn’t catch that until my edit. LIKE…how Sway? HOW? How this one sided conversation become “OUR” conversation? And HOW did it become “everything” to you miss?

      • L8Comer

        Nah she was nuts

    • mr. steal your costco samples

      man, you not really asking

    • LogicalLeopard

      His crazy-dar must have been functioning on overtime. I didn’t think she seemed particularly crazy, maybe a little annoying. So I think he looked at how she looked and how she acted, figured it wasn’t worth it, and left it alone.
      Orrrrrrr……an even better theory – since she claimed to know someone he deals with, she could have been pestering them, and he figured she was some stalker. Or got a heads up that she was crazy, and tried to let the conversation die peacefully. So much for that.

      • Jennifer

        Crazy-dar? Her texts were extra from the jump.

        • LogicalLeopard

          I didn’t think they were, as I recall, but I’m not a texting person, so it might have extra for some people. It just seemed kind of annoying to me.

          • Jennifer

            It was her thing about all of the guys looking gay. She was a bit stuck on that point. It was just weird.

            • LogicalLeopard

              You know what? I kind of wonder if there’s a deeper story to that. She said that he rejected her because she was white. So, I wonder if some of these guys who looked “gay” were just guys who rejected her, or didn’t swipe on her, period. I picture her swiping on people and then wondering why all of the handsome men she swiped didn’t swipe her back? And then she concludes, “They’re allllll gay!”

              • Jennifer

                Maybe, but I won’t sit here and diagnose why she reacted the way she did. BW are hardly given the same courtesy.

                • LogicalLeopard

                  Sorry, I just have a habit….sometimes when I see crazy, I have a desire to know how deep it runs. *LOL* But I know from experience that most of the time it’s best not to know….

              • JennyJazzhands

                Is this where the footnote is inserted about her looking like a man in the face? I see above that I’m not the only person that thought she was Joanne the scammer.

                • LogicalLeopard

                  You know the sad part about that? *LOL* I’m responding on the Disqus site, so I cant see her picture…..but like Michael Che, I kind of forgot what she looked like *LOLOLOL*

              • Mochasister

                Even if he did reject her because she’s white so what? How many Black women have been rejected by men for being Black? Shoot, Black people have been killed for being Black and she wants to whine about one Black man not responding to her?!

                • LogicalLeopard

                  Well, that’s the thing…..I don’t even think that’s a possibility, because I’m assuming this is an app where you both have to swipe on each other. So, if he didn’t like white women, they wouldn’t have had the conversation. Which would make her accusing him of hating her because she’s white that much more bizarre.

      • Orrr… he really just wasn’t interested and she was being a nutty bug-a-boo. *shrug*

        • LogicalLeopard

          I’m leaning that way.

    • themeowster

      Because she’s too narcissistic to take the appropriate steps to help her personality flaws, while cosmetic surgery is super easy.

    • Tasha Lawrence?

      Are you trying to make a case for her?!?

      • Negro Libre

        Lol not at all

    • IAmMikeBrown

      Crazy people don’t know they’re crazy, but they resent being called crazy the most. Deep denial.

    • ???? Her sense of humor reminds me of my corny co-workers. They crack up over the weirdest stuff. The way he was texting clearly showed he wasn’t interested…she was being so desperate by continuing to text him when he wasn’t being responsive. I forget about dudes who text like that with a quickness because they haven’t said anything memorable for me to care enough to keep texting them. She just HAD to keep texting to “force” him to be interested and got her privileged ego hurt when it didn’t work. ? Girl bye.

      • charisma_supreme

        I fail to understand why she keep texting in response to silence. Splain it to me.

        • Yes! Like girl, just get back on the app and keep swiping ?

    • raul

      Pretty much all women lose their marbles if they get shot down after serving it up on a platter. If they’re low key beating around the bush and dude takes a pass they can still save face by claiming that they weren’t really all that interested anyway. But taking a pass after all dude had to say was ok…and they lose their minds. Every woman assumes that every dude wants to bang them (usually a pretty decent assumption) and when it doesn’t go down that way they start questioning life.

    • esa

      irrational people dont take kindly to personal responsibility, let alone other people noticing their flagrant inadequacies.

    • Raspberry04

      They can’t easily change their level of crazy?

  • TeeChantel

    I’ve never heard of this lady until today. I’m still trying to figure out where he was being rude and disrespectful and arrogant. He curved her quite well actually. But her last text on December 29, “U hate me cus I’m white.” disturbs me. And now she’s doubling back to say it isn’t about race. Whatever girl.

    SN: I have a funny story about Michael Che, but I’m too embarrassed to share. Lol.

    • Tammy Jenkins

      You mentioned it! Now dish. (we all family here?)

    • StillSuga

      Do share

      • TeeChantel

        Okay, so don’t judge me. I was in NYC during the Christmas holiday. My sister and I were walking around in and out stores on 6th avenue and I kept saying, man if I see Michael Che, I’m going to flip. He’s bae and is the only reason why I watch SNL. So we’re walking and shopping and guess who is walking down the street… tall azz Michael Che. I got so excited and thought, “This is my chance…. lemme say something.” So I yelled out his name from across the street. Mind you, NY streets are wide so I yelled it pretty loud but the way I yelled his name sounded like a cat screech mixed with crazy stalker lady. He turned around and waved…..and gave me the worst screw face and kept walking. I stood there devastated. Lol. It is still a running joke with my sis to this day…..

        • Quirlygirly

          Aww!! Well look on the bright side, he did wave and you have a story to tell.

          • TeeChantel

            True, a very embarrassing story though.

            • Janelle Doe

              Hey, maybe he was hoping it wasn’t Leah but could not fix his face in time to show his relief since he needed to finish crossing the road.
              *that is the version I would be sharing :-)

        • Po lil tink tink
          I wouldn’t yelled tho. I thought you were gonna say, you saw him coming towards you. I wont hold it against you.

          • TeeChantel

            Yeah, I imagine the yelling caught him off guard. Besides, I don’t do well with playing it cool, especially in front of celebrities I actually like.

        • StillSuga

          Well at least he waved? Lol

        • Jennifer

          My BFF would say you shouldn’t have yelled his government name on the street. No telling if the feds were watching.

          • Raspberry04

            That was my first thought.

          • CozyVon

            He was prolly all, “You’on know me like that!” LOL

        • Too cute. I feel your pain!

        • Cleojonz

          At least he didn’t cringe, duck and then run across the street? LOL!

        • Mochasister

          Aww, girl. I feel your pain. E hug.

    • Kas loves Jamaican Breakfast

      That is not how we play this game. Share.

      • Mochasister

        Ok. She wanna be all coy now. Naw, we ain’t having it!

    • IAmMikeBrown

      *leans in*

    • Bwhy

      Ummmm…. how you gonna sprinkle that fairy dust and expect us not to start clapping out here? Let’s bring this story to life, VSB. If we upvote TeeChantel enough, maybe she’ll rescue us from this cliff where she left us hanging.

    • Mochasister

      Spill them guts girl!

  • That twitter feud was all sorts of messy. Whew. This whole piece is almost too hilarious to deal with such a layered mess. Also, I am very happy to no longer be one of ‘y’all niqqas’ but there once was a time…

  • NomadaNare

    Is Panama on Raya

    I mean he did get a call from Oprah

    • I mean I would HOPE not

  • [Insert Creative Name Here]

    “— including the back and forth she had yesterday with Luvvie —”

    I’ll be back.

  • Helga G.Pataki

    I’m sure Lena Dunham has sent her a care package full of saltines, dried fruits, and unsweetened tea to cheer her up.

    • And vaginally whipped yogurt.

    • Question
      • NomadaNare

        But why though

        • Question

          And she was salty that Odell wasn’t checking for her…

          • NomadaNare

            In real life a white boy like Adam Driver would not be checking for her neither


            • mr. steal your costco samples

              not even a little. kylo not dating ewoks

            • Mary Burrell


          • Mochasister

            With her ole delusional self.

      • miss t-lee

        Seriously, put a trigger warning next time.

        • Mary Burrell

          I remember that episode of Girls, she’s always nude or looking inappropriate and she’s sweating all the time she grungy looking. I imagine her smelling like day old hot dog water or mayonnaise.

          • miss t-lee

            I never watched the show. I surely don’t wanna see her homely azz sans clothing again. Seriously, I’m triggered.

            • Mary Burrell

              She’s nude quite a bit. I get being comfortable in one’s skin but even the white folks were complaining in the comments how they wanted her character killed off because she was such an obnoxious character.

              • miss t-lee

                She seems obnoxious on screen and off.

                • Mary Burrell

                  She needs to disappear into an alternate universe

          • Cleojonz

            I used to like girls when it first came out. I guess I finally got too old for it, their problems didn’t feel like real problems to me because they pretty much bring everything on themselves.

            Also I’m the last person who has a problem with nudity but Lena Dunham was just so much with it, it seemed completely gratuitous. One episode when was hanging out with her gay ex-boyfriend and she had on one of those mesh tank tops the Jamaican dudes used to wear to the club back in the day, but she had nothing else on under it. Not even a bra. and she was out in public that way. WTF?

            • Mary Burrell

              Exactly, I thought it was entertaining the first season but they just got so ridiculous and Lena Dunham’s character started to get on my nerves.

          • Junegirl627

            Bawling ? day old hot dog water!!!!!!!

            • Mary Burrell

              She looks nasty to me especially in one of the episodes where she was in her bosses office and she tried to do that Sharon Stone thing with no underwear. That was nasty as h3ll. She’s always trying to be provocative and she always fails she’s not appealing and she just comes off as gross. She looks like she stinks and needs to shower.

              • Mochasister

                Glad I don’t have cable.

          • Shes gross…in every way possible

      • Negro Libre
      • mr. steal your costco samples

        it shook when she laugh like a bowl full

      • TrollSoHard

        lol! I can’t.

      • La Bandita

        The female Homer Simpson.

      • Mochasister

        Damn, I wish I hadn’t seen that! You can’t be springing stuff like that on us. It’s bad for the nerves.

    • Sigma_Since 93

      She was treating Che like Helga treats Arnold!!!

    • Val

      Lol Yep. I was like, didn’t this happen already?

      • Cheech

        Me too.

    • miss t-lee


    • Bah Debo

      I don’t know why unsweetened tea CRACKED me up….ha, still giggling in my cube at work right meow…

    • Mary Burrell

      You are funny ?????

    • Eva

      BWAHAHAHAAAAAHAHAH! Unsalted tops…. the stale ones in the back that she said bought by accident, but kinda likes anyway.

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