Dionne Warwick had absolutely no patience for Chet Hanks' "White boy summer" prediction.
The singer responded to a fan who shared Hanks', son of movie star Tom Hanks, idea summer 2021 is going to be the summer of White boys.
Warwick posted the question:
"What positive piece of knowledge have you learned so far this week?"
What positive piece of knowledge have you learned so far this week?— Dionne Warwick (@Dionne Warwick)1617133523.0
A fan posted a clip from Hanks in response with the caption:
"That it's about to be a white boy summer."
@dionnewarwick That it’s about to be a white boy summer. https://t.co/xwwKahLah2— AJ Nutter (@AJ Nutter)1617133716.0
At first Warwick was as confused as everyone else and just replied in a since deleted tweet:
After some reflection, the Grammy winning singer responded:
"I will be having a Black Woman Summer."
"What foolishness did I just see?"
Her fans and followers offered explanations and affirmations.
@dionnewarwick it's a white boy privilege meme. especially on tiktok, how pretty white boys (often with no skills o… https://t.co/AGVFkeGdof— mike funk (@mike funk)1617137041.0
@dionnewarwick I don't know. I keep seeing crap about "white boy summer" and I'm not about being out there trying to get sunburnt.— V Holeček Art (@V Holeček Art)1617136792.0
@dionnewarwick Black woman Summer is my type of carryin on https://t.co/DCIF5VpzzU— Survived 2020 (@Survived 2020)1617142073.0
@dionnewarwick A "black woman summer"? What is that? Where BIPOC women wear beautifully patterned/bold colored sw… https://t.co/jS7IeSos9X— DuchessOfCle (@DuchessOfCle)1617138813.0
@dionnewarwick IKTR https://t.co/Q53Uzj1i6S— House of Warwick (@House of Warwick)1617136769.0
Hanks has a history of co-opting Black culture, including speaking in a "blaccent" and has already been roasted from Instagram through Twitter for his latest comments.
dionne warwick has entered the fray, both heaven and hell are in accord against white boy summer— Hotcock Desiato (@Hotcock Desiato)1617137234.0
Dionne Warwick ended white boy summer before it started— Pokémon Snapped (@Pokémon Snapped)1617136870.0
I hate that Dionne Warwick had to lay her eyes upon the phrase “white boy summer”. she’s been here for a while & h… https://t.co/4xfUYi22CQ— A.D.P. (@A.D.P.)1617138568.0
😂😂😂 Dionne Warwick said there will be no white boy summer in this house!! And she is right.— .angie. (@.angie.)1617143875.0
I like that. Black woman summer. No slangs. Straight like that. https://t.co/CyH9JHNZYh— DEE. (@DEE.)1617202430.0
The phrase seems to have stemmed from 2019's "Hot Girl Summer" which comes from a song by Megan Thee Stallion.
Warwick's Twitter history makes it clear she does not suffer fools gladly.
Dionne energy all summer https://t.co/73sNMVFfxx— Lo/Lauren. (@Lo/Lauren.)1617202428.0
Auntie hath spoken https://t.co/MJMWFJyqOb— Janie Crawford, no overalls! (@Janie Crawford, no overalls!)1617199926.0
I’ll be having the most melanated summer ever as well. 🤎🤎 https://t.co/oG5DJ5H1rb— La Bonita Jefa (@La Bonita Jefa)1617197701.0
🤣🤣🤣 get em auntie https://t.co/Hvaqtr5yGy— King 👑 (@King 👑)1617194749.0
I know that’s right 😭 https://t.co/qGqDBldXt6— Che🇭🇹 (@Che🇭🇹)1617194124.0
Warwick—who has sold over 75 million singles and 25 million albums worldwide —apparently decided to have mercy on Hanks who had been soundly mocked already. She deleted her second response as well.
But if you're looking for validation for your "foolishness," don't cross Dionne Warwick's Twitter path.
Chances are, you won't get what you want.