The 26 year old actress, who plays the stupidly named 'Taystee' Jefferson on the Netflix showed tweeted out "I hate when gate agents look at me like I've never flown first class and say 'You're in first class, lucky you!' really tho." to her almost 270 thousand Twitter followers, thinking none of them would react to her implication of racism, in what has been called the most near-sighted decision since Helen Kellar was given a bomb disposal job.
Twitter user @ said "It doesn't matter how polite people are, if they aren't polite in exactly the way we want them to be, it is racist #OITNB #EverythingIsRacist #ImNotFunAtParties". Similar responses to the tweet claimed that the flight gate attendant was assuming that black people can't afford nice things and should be fired, all for the crime of trying to be a nice person and being taken out of context.
The madness continued when overly defensive not-racists hit back. @ responded with "If I was rich and stupid enough to be able to fly first class, I reckon I could stand a few black gags in return for free booze", with @wightisright chiming in with "If I was black and stupid enough to be able to play the race card when people are trying to be nice, I still wouldn't do it, because I am not an inconsiderate bitch"
Brooks later deleted the tweet, presumably because she didn't think playing the race card would result in her being called out as racist herself. Brooks was then reported to have been frantically Googling if it was possible to be racist against white people, as well was what the definition of irony is.