A friend called me today. She said ‘Did you hear about the influencer that just died?” I said “No. Who?” She says “Kevin Samuels.”
Image Consultant Kevin Samuels passed away at age 56.
Kevin Samuels was best known for his misogynistic views on women and Black women, in particular, was reportedly found unresponsive in his home.
News of his death spread like wildfire on social media where he was trending on Twitter. Many users spoke their minds and shared mixed reviews of Samuels’ passing. See what they had to say below.
I don’t believe Kevin Samuels is dead, for the record. But me not feeling bad if he is doesn’t mean I’m “celebrating” it. He went out of his way to be cruel.
We are not required to mourn virtues he didn’t show. And asking black women, of all ppl, to show tact is audacious
— Rae The Writer (@WriteAsRae) May 5, 2022
It isn’t about celebrating his virtues, its about valuing life all life, regardless of how its lived, I am sure folks exist that don’t value how you live your life. But that isn’t the barometer of how 2 measure life. It is life itself that is precious. We all can grow when living
— Aaron (@aaronclloyd) May 5, 2022
The fact that some want folks who were degraded and disrespected by this man’s actions to “pay him respect in death” is absurd.
No, nobody has to grieve or mourn the death of those who actively targeted them.
Treat people right when you’re alive to be respected when dead.
— Ernest Owens (@MrErnestOwens) May 6, 2022
Sometimes I don’t know if I belong on this earth. To see so many people celebrating that man’s death as if he didn’t tell A LOT of truths, bothers me.
For one, it’s not like the women calling into his shows wanted to be talked to with self-respect. He gave them what they wanted. To be talked down to and told they weren’t good enough by a popular black man.
They wanted attention.
There are tons of relationship coaches in the world. I mean REAL ONES. Not the ones named Derrick that brilliantly cater to black women and tell them half truths, that keep them from discovering their own truths.
See what I mean. Black women loved to be pandered to. Cause telling us the truth about ourselves hurts. It hurts so bad that when the black woman tells her TRUTH about how men treat her, no one wants to hear it.
READ THAT AGAIN.
But let Kissy Denise pull up telling black women to raise their heads, own their power, love on themselves and go get themselves that high value man they always dreamed of, and suddenly there is a crowd of people popping up to say none of those things are possible, except for maybe the baddest of chicks.
My point being, maybe everyone does their best to uplift a community that avoids enlightenment.
I didn’t like half of Kevin Samuels said, nor did I agree with half of what he said, but the man was funny AF.
A soul passed. No need to laugh. No need for tears either. My abusive ex from a long time ago passed away, and I definitely didn’t cry, nor did I celebrate. I simply noticed LIFE.
Not that I or anyone can tell you how to mourn the loss of someone you didn’t like, but yikes, we’re living in a world where no one cares about the living nor the dead.
Personally I think it’s a death hoax. But the mindset that has been reflected from the story…
What are your thoughts?