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Drew Barrymore Branded “Racist” Over Video Of Her Frolicking In Rain

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Allegations of being a racist were claimed against American actress Drew Barrymore after she posted a video of herself laughing and walking in the rain.

The 47-year-old actress and producer Drew Barrymore was labeled as a racist over a TikTok video of herself enjoying a rainstorm after coming around spoilsport claiming she had copied a trend dubbed ‘black men frolicking.’

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The accusation comes from an angry fellow who is a TikTok user with the handle @amushroomblackly.

She said Barrymore was an example of a colonizer ‘who disrespect and dismiss the boundaries that black creators have set’ as the video was similar to a ‘frolicking’ trend initiated by black TikTokers this year previously.

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The video which  Barrymore has posted with her 6.5 million followers, where she walks  around in pouring rain with a broad smile rejoicing the moments, exclaiming ‘whenever you can, go out into the rain! Do not miss the opportunity.’

Soon the video was posted by the actress, amushroomblackly posted a peculiar response directly addressing Barrymore, saying “you and I both know you are capable of enjoying the rain, frolicking freely, without filming it and posting it to TikTok.”

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She added and said Barrymore “cosigned people who just go out of their way to disrespect and dismiss the boundaries that black creators have set”

“And now you’re one of those people,” she said, pointing to the camera in a video posted to Libs of TikTok Twitter account.

The TikToker’s anger arise from a trend emerging in May that featured black men running around joyously in fields or other natural settings, with the trend quickly catching on and going viral.

‘I guess my question would be why is it so important to all of you to treat us like we don’t matter?’ said the accuser of Barrymore before laughing and cutting the video.

So it is believed  that this is the reason of be the video that started the trend, which was posted by TikTok user @thexsadxoptimistic in May where he is seen running through a field while laughing and shouting ‘oh my god, I’m running through a field frolicking!’

Further, black TikTok users joined in the fun and the hashtag #blackmenfrolicking was used more than 600k times on the platform. At that time the trend circulated to different viewers as black woman took part in the trend.

A Twitter user commented on the story and rebuked people for ‘focusing on one woman (desperate for views) calling Drew Barrymore a racist for dancing in the rain? Lets get the important stuff trending…’

Politician Shukri Abdullahi Abdirahman tweeted, ‘I’m so utterly confused. Somebody, please explain to the connection between frolicking in the rain and black people?’

With several other videos, the user then followed up explaining her first one and responding, doubling down and mocking Barrymore’s childhood saying ‘Aw poor Drew had a hard childhood, said the white woman to the black woman.’

She was sceptical at the reaction her video received, saying people wished to ‘dismiss my opinion on my own TikTok, but defend Drew.’

She claimed that Barrymore’s video of her enjoying the rain ‘opened the floodgates for people who disrespect black creators.’

The user ended the video by saying ‘this is ridiculous, ya’ll are so reactionary… I said what I said.’

In May, Barrymore had posted a similar video, where she repeatedly encouraged people to get out and enjoy the rain.

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