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56 years of age, Kevin Samuels’ name became a trending topic on Twitter Thursday afternoon. This Friday morning the world of men and women are speaking out their personal thoughts of Samuels and his ways.
According to reports from reliable sources, Samuels, a self-proclaimed relationship guru and image consultant who is best known for his misogynistic comments about black women, in particular, has died.
Samuels’ most recent social media activity, as his Facebook had not been updated since at least Tuesday. His final tweet was posted in April, but that post was linked to his Instagram.
The last video he posted on his YouTube channel was about the aforementioned “Modern Women” and was published at the same time as the Instagram post on Wednesday.
Samuels has gained a following through the way he addresses black women. His image consulting agency works with “men who want to improve their appearance,” according to his website.
He was in the news recently for all the wrong reasons for describing women who are at least 35 and not married as “leftover” women.
“If you made it to 35 and you’re not married, you’re a leftover woman,” Samuels said on her podcast last month. “You’re what’s left over. Men know there’s probably something wrong with you. Whether you want to hear it or not, I’m going there with you. I’m telling you the truth you don’t want to hear.
Men know there’s probably something wrong with you. And here’s the thing: when you were 22 to 25 years old and you didn’t want to settle, you were trying to get the CEO, the pilot, the investment banker, what you were trying to get flew out the door…”
News of his death spread like wildfire on social media where he was trending on Twitter. Many users spoke their minds and shared mixed reviews of Samuels’ passing. See what they had to say below.
Kevin Samuels has made a career off of shamelessly disgracing Black women for profit.— Ernest Owens (@MrErnestOwens) May 5, 2022
He emboldened the most toxic individuals to project tired and harmful narratives about Black women.
Dead or alive, what a disgraceful life to live.
That’s all I’ve got for that misogynist.
I don’t believe Kevin Samuels is dead, for the record. But me not feeling bad if he is doesn’t mean I’m “celebrating” it. He went out of his way to be cruel.— Rae The Writer (@WriteAsRae) May 5, 2022
We are not required to mourn virtues he didn’t show. And asking black women, of all ppl, to show tact is audacious
Dead or not. Kevin Samuels wasn’t the reason why you couldn’t get a man… He told you the reason and you got offended.— Brandon Thaxton (@amenergygod) May 5, 2022
Black Women celebrating Kevin Samuels being dead is the saddest shit I’ve ever seen and I’m disappointed in us— ℂ𝕠𝕟𝕋𝔸𝕐𝕘𝕚𝕠𝕦𝕤 (@BlvckBulmaa) May 6, 2022
This is a developing story and we will keep you posted with updates. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and loved ones during this time.