Hannah Sparks, New York Post, January 8, 2021
A white mom has gone viral on TikTok for preaching the gospel of black girl magic.
In a video liked more than 13 million times before disappearing from the platform, Justine Champion, dubbed @teenychamp on TikTok, drew both praise and criticism for her unorthodox dogma.
The footage, originally posted on Dec. 30, shows Champion with her four young sons on an outdoor play set. “Me teaching my white boys how to behave,” reads text on the clip.
“Black women are the reason Donald Trump is no longer gonna be our president,” she says, facing the camera while her sons bow amid giggles.
“They are marching around chanting ‘all hail black women,’” the mom from California says, adding that the production “took five takes” to get right.
This mom on TikTok is going viral for having her kids kneel and pray to black women pic.twitter.com/Hi94ZvMl7C
— Taylor Lorenz (@TaylorLorenz) January 7, 2021
Not everyone found Champion’s sermon sincere.
“I’m a woman of color and agreed,” commented one TikTok user, according to Daily Mail. “But it’s annoying when people make these videos just for clout and not because they genuinely agreed.”
Demonstrating she already has clout, Champion added that she’s gone viral before for posting videos of “women and people of color and the history that’s left out of our textbooks.”