UNITED STATES — Blitter, also known as “Black Twitter” (the app), is pretty much done after the owner went on an epic rant about using Blacks as “slaves” to get rich.
Blitter was supposed to be “Black Twitter”s haven. When asked, “What is it about?,” App Advice mentions:
“Blitter is a social network built on love, passion, and empathy. Blitter does not condone racism, sexism, harassment, bots, or hate speech whatsoever.”
BUT THAT HAS ALL CHANGED NOW!
If you recall, it wasn’t long ago that Blitter owner Patrick Francis was caught up in a situation involving his brother. The Black Loop covered that story as his brother allegedly posted nudes of himself onto the platform as “admin.”
Well now, it seems that Francis is yet in the limelight again. However — this time — there’s no turning back.
Blitter pat I’m not taking a “sorry I was hacked” statement tomorrow. You canceled yourself tonight son😭
— ⭐️ (@AJThots) February 7, 2018
BLITTER OWNER GOES ON RANT TO END ALL RANTS
According to Patrick, Facebook owner Mark Zuckerberg has allegedly purchased his app for $1.4 billion. Pat says that Zuckerberg told him he has until this weekend to accept the offer.
So, with that in mind, Pat specifically said, “I sold out, and now I’m a billionaire!”
Overnight, Twitter users were blasted with a long series of tweet notifications. And, allegedly, they all came from Pat.
WARNING: The following tweets contain graphic and offensive language. Viewer discretion is advised.
I. Am. Screaminggggg. I don't even use blitter. I got it thinking it was going to be popping. Pat the founder of blitter out here living his best life pic.twitter.com/3MRiLn4aCX
— Taylore Baker (@taylore_baker) February 7, 2018
Then, Pat addressed a web and application developer named Jeff. Apparently, Jeff created another social media platform called “Clout.”
Yet, according to Pat, he’s partly responsible for this platform as well. But, that’s unverified since Pat has allegedly disappeared.
Anyone who believes the developer of blitter os having a mental breakdown is ridiculous. He’s seeking attention and throwing a fit because @jeffcd39 is a threat to his “potential” growth. #Blitter #BlitterIsOverParty y’all continue to excuse this mans behaviors. pic.twitter.com/YLC9rE6PkE
— Jo The Bitch (@Jothewhat) February 7, 2018
Overall, there was no general direction to Pat’s Twitter/Blitter rant. His tweets were all over the place.
Woke up at 3:30AM to a ton of notifications from Blitter… Deleted most of them, but here are the few that I did screenshot and Blitter pat still going. Can’t delete my account either. 🙄 Apparently he did coke and he wildin pic.twitter.com/VRjSYOpvnF
— Nandi Walker (@nandinikole1) February 7, 2018
One minute he was talking about using Blitter users to get rich; the next, he was saying he’s Jesus, as well as “Amen Ra.” (Amun-Ra.)
yeah this Pat guy who made Blitter has officially lost it now, this is why we need to apply discernment with which black business we champion pic.twitter.com/dbGHTZcfGi
— carefree black man (@manlikedami) February 7, 2018
As you can see, even Jeff caught wind of that one.
Now I know what it feels like to be Jesus…👀
— Jeff (@jeffcd39) February 6, 2018
Yet while Pat has been completely wilding out, Jeff has been extra professional about the situation.
Too, there’s been no word from Mark Zuckerberg regarding this alleged buyout.
Likewise, someone posted a photo with caption insinuating that things might not be as Patrick Francis wants the public to believe.
Pat tweeting about his 1.4 billion from blitter’s headquarters. pic.twitter.com/9IF0kvAy5R
— Junie B. Jones (@_PoisonIveyy) February 7, 2018
Note: This may simply be a meme for humorous purposes.
NEVERTHELESS, MIND YOU…
Pat is the same man who addressed his brother’s incident and labeled his sibling as someone with “mental illness.” The Black Loop previously quotes the Blitter owner as follows.
“MENTAL ILLNESS is a real problem in the world and especially in our community. I EMBRACE what my brother did and realize he has a mental illness and needs help. Help me help him so we can create a better environment for all of us. I don’t know each of your families but we all need to understand that our family goes through phases of depression and mental illness without telling us.”
So, what’s REALLY going on, here?
REGARDLESS OF PAT’S ALLEGED BREAKDOWN
This isn’t the time to down “Black businesses.” While most of the feedback is geared toward Patrick, himself, there are people responding that this is the effect of trusting Black businesses — as a whole.
However, Twitter user @BootniFonzworth states it best via the following tweet.
“Don’t use Blitter as a cautionary tale against supporting black businesses. Just like you don’t want people to profile you when one black person does something crazy, don’t do that to hard-working black business owners.”
All in all, let us know your thoughts regarding this situation. If you have any comments, feel free to share them via our Facebook page.
[Featured Photo via @JoTheWhat / Twitter]