If you’ve ever watched Auntie Fee’s YouTube videos, then you know that she is the very definition of real. But in her latest video, things got even real-er than feeding seven people on $3.35.
In the seven-minute clip above Auntie Fee shows us how she gets those little waves in her hair, and rails against the bloggers behind Thug Kitchen for being pretenders to her potty-mouthed throne.
First some background: In 2012, an anonymously-written blog called Thug Kitchen started presenting healthy, vegan cooking tips with a whole lot of swear words. Earlier this year, the authors outed themselves as Michelle Davis and Matt Holloway—a young white couple from Hollywood—and put out a cookbook. Some people got really angry at their perceived appropriation of black street culture, but a lot of other people didn’t care and bought the book, turning it into a New York Times bestseller.
Photo: Thug Kitchen
Auntie Fee was apparently unaware of the history of the blog, which actually predates her internet fame by two years, and the angry public backlash that the unmasked authors faced. What seems to have happened is 1.) she found out two white people created a successful cookbook based on cussing while cooking and calling it “thug,” and 2.) she got mad because no one’s more thug in the kitchen than Auntie Fee.
“I’m thug. I’m thug and I’m fucking proud of it,” she says. “Give me my motherfucking props. You got that shit from me.”
Commenters soon set her straight about the timeline, but in her reply Auntie Fee continues to call out the double standard of internet fame.
MY PROBLEM IS WE DID THE SAME THING !!! AND THEY ARE GETTING PURE GLORY !!! ME “. THEY WANT TO BURN ME IN HELL ,,, THATS WHAT IM TALKING ABOUT !!!!
Auntie Fee might swear like a sailor with Tourette’s, but she also has a sensitive side. However, she’s misdirecting her hate of haters towards the Thug Life authors, who actually got plenty of flak themselves, albeit for different reasons.
Instead of feuding with each other, the profane cooks of the Internet need to band together, and promote vulgar gastronomy in all its forms. And Auntie Fee has a lot to contribute to that conversation, not least how to cook like a thug while keeping your hair looking nice.