To block or not to block, that is the question!
This week, The Shade Room shared a post asking its followers, “How many people are currently on your block list?!” — i.e. social media users who are prohibited from viewing your page.
While one commenter remarked, “900,” reality TV star Tanisha Thomas hilariously wrote, “No clue I lost count.”
On Friday’s episode of “The Real,” hosts Loni Love, Jeannie Mai, Adrienne Houghton, Tamera Mowry-Housley and Amanda Seales discussed their “blocked and blessed” rules for halting the haters.
For Love, any kind of bullying or vulgarity will get you axed from her socials.
“Name-calling, I block. Put-downs, I block,” the comic explained. “Too many questions, block. Ask me for money, double block. Dirty language, I block.”
However, “dirty pictures, I might unblock,” she joked.
On the other hand, Houghton doesn’t believe you need a reason, as it’s your personal page and you should not have to deal with any form of negativity.
In particular, the recent “The Masked Singer” contestant gets annoyed when spammers flood her page with inappropriate ads.
“I be like, ‘God is good today. Let’s give the Lord some glory.’ They like, ‘Don’t watch my page. I’m masturbating.’ What? You haven’t seen those? ‘I have such big breasts. Come see.’ I’m like literally posting something about God, and they will come with that.”
The ladies have blocked so many people that they’ve even turned it into a form of entertainment. In fact, both Mowry-Housley and Seales have created their own jingles about it.
While the “Sister, Sister” alum exclaims, “Blocked!” the “Insecure” star croons, “I got time today, block!”
Of course, they would prefer not to deal with detractors. Mai noted that she loves to interact with her fans, especially those who get her sense of humor.
Moral of the story: Just be kind, y’all!