The Three People Behind "White Girl Problems"

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In the race to become the next Twitter sensation, White Girl Problems is coming in third (out of 140, mind you).


Time Magazine included the satirical feed on its "140 Best Twitter Feeds", after it topped 184,000 followers, nabbed a mid-six-figure book deal, and started receiving bids to option it as a TV or movie.

The writers, brothers David and Tanner Cohen and friend Lara Schoenhals, who tweet under the persona of "bored and obnoxious socialite" Babe Walker, say they conceived of the idea in the same way that any good idea is conceived: by drinking heavily.

Sample dispatches: "I hate my horse" and "Let's just say I didn't not sleep with your boyfriend" and "My fat friends always make me go to brunch and my skinny friends always make me go to yoga."

"We kept identifying things as white girl problems," Tanner said. "It was a hit amongst our friends".

Four days after launching @whitegrlproblem, they had 1,000 followers thanks to a re-tweet by actress Emma Roberts.

"Everyone has seen that girl on TV like the Kardashians or Carrie Bradshaw, who have all this drama," says Schoenhals. "Everyone's like, 'There's nothing to be complaining about, your life is amazing'."

The Daily reveals brains behind 'White Girl Problems' Twitter sensation [The Daily]



Aw, how cute. Obnoxious spoiled rich people behavior only counts when it comes from "girls" (note - not women, that would imply too much respect for people with vaginas). It's only "girls" who complain about the organic kale selection at Whole Foods, or the barista not making their coffee right, or other trivial shit - rich white men never do that at all!

(Why am I not surprised that something like this is mostly written by men?)

ETA - Before anyone starts to complain...look, obviously there areally are plenty of obnoxious rich white women who deserve mockery. And if this was concieved of and written mostly by women I'd feel differently about it. But the fact that it's mostly produced by men takes it out of the sacred right to mock one's own group territory and squarely into classic sexist lol women are so shallow and silly territory. These behaviors are not female-specific, and to have a couple of dudes acting like they are is sexist as hell.