Pam Grier is a 70s icon in Black culture. She’s a damn national treasure. The veteran actress, known for her brickhouse figure and stunning good looks, is easily one of the most recognizable faces in Black Hollywood. But one sad sap took to Twitter to give his unsolicited opinion about the ebony goddess.
First of all, nobody asked him.
Black Twitter users showed up in flocks to gather the delusional man and prove why Grier is still the culture’s finest baddie.
I saw @PamGrier was trending today.
Pam Grier is an icon.
A queen in the 1970s, 80s, 90s (Jackie Brown) and STILL today.
Straight up cool.
I’m honored she follows me and I’m a 40 year+ fan. pic.twitter.com/ci65DmKW5p
— Don Winslow (@donwinslow) March 6, 2021
What were y’all saying about Ms. Pam Grier? pic.twitter.com/dByJAZksBj
— Blk Girl Culture (@blkgirlculture) March 6, 2021
Pam Grier is trending with politics so I naturally assumed that she had been nominated as Secretary of Badassness. pic.twitter.com/aRsY1y1iiL
— Jason Adams (@JasonAdams1717) March 6, 2021
Pam Grier is👸🏾… I mean Black women come on. pic.twitter.com/unBQ4VEzii
— Blackonbothsides (@Biographer1986) March 6, 2021
With love to anyone dissing Pam Grier …ever pic.twitter.com/u2gIbHAboN
— Sue Me (@IAmHighOnHeels) March 6, 2021
I man is getting raw dogged for tryna diss Pam Grier and he deserves it allllllllllllllll! Look at the gah damn material baby pic.twitter.com/NRk0KDZB3f
— Eddikah (@ErikaRee) March 6, 2021
One person posted the tweet that would end any misunderstandings @NotUncleJu would have about his decision to diss the beloved woman.
“I never understood what they seen in Pam Grier.” pic.twitter.com/bSNS5CXd9E
— Buffy Summers (@NotGeauxGabby) March 6, 2021
Grier took her newfound appreciation in stride. She graciously thanked her supporters for the love.
“Love all of you today for your recognition! I just saw that I was trending as I was packing boxes of clothing for donations. I don’t need half of what I have accumulated. Our country is a family in need, feed not greed. Seriously….love you.”
Love all of you today for your recognition! I just saw that I was trending as I was packing boxes of clothing for donations. I don’t need half of what I have accumulated. Our country is a family in need, feed not greed. Seriously….love you.
— Pam Grier Ph.D (@PamGrier) March 6, 2021
The 71-year-old actress was a former beauty pageant runner-up, winning second place in the Miss Colorado pageant in 1967, according to BlackPast.org.
An agent urged Grier to take up acting. One year later, the actress moved to Los Angeles, where she took acting classes and went out for movie roles. In 1969, Grier was cast in Beyond the Valley of the Dolls. Still, Coffy made her a household name and won her a multi-movie deal with American International Pictures in 1973, the publication reported.
Grier became the queen of blaxploitation films, including Foxy Brown, Friday Foster and Sheba. The actress was known for playing fierce, gorgeous sex symbols.
After her wave of blaxploitation films ended, the icon appeared in other films like Fort Apache, the Bronx, Something Wicked this Way Comes, and Above the Law– but her later work was in television.
Grier’s film career received a jumpstart after 30 years when she starred in Jackie Brown, Quentin Tarantino’s 1997 hit movie. From that performance, she earned an NAACP Image Award and multiple Golden Globe Nominations.