Helena Andrews, author of Bitch is The New Black and Washington Post columnist, attended the White House Correspondents’ Dinner on Saturday. But is now being put on blast by a bunch of patriotic white people on Twitter because she was texting during the National Anthem.
During the anthem, a camera panned to Andrews as she was texting. And white people lost their sh*t online. Because ‘Murica.
— Keith Roberts (@blackbartohio) April 27, 2015
— RedNationRising (@RedNationRising) April 26, 2015
@helena_andrews Please. You couldn't hold off "taking notes" until our military was done playing the National Anthem? You showed 0 respect.
— Ann (@Kenshousewifey) April 26, 2015
@helena_andrews. Sure you were. Idiot.
— T-Bone (@NotTroyThomas) April 26, 2015
Andrews did offer a snarky explanation as to why she was texting:
Apparently someone saw me on TV "texting" during the dinner. FTR I was taking notes. On my phone. Because it's 2015. #WHCD
— Helena Andrews (@helena_andrews) April 26, 2015
But that set off even more people:
— Pam Seiler (@pammygirl2) April 26, 2015
@helena_andrews I would Google to see who you are but you're just a nobody with no respect for this country or those who serve it
— Eleanore Henstridge (@HRH_Elle) April 26, 2015
@helena_andrews Your snarky reference to"because it's 2015"makes you look worse; doesn't matter what year it is, patriotism still important!
— luvcats13 (@luvcats13) April 26, 2015
One has to wonder if Andrews was a white woman, would they even attack her? But wait, that would probably only happen if she was a liberal white woman.