Earl Sweatshirt comments on Taylor Swifts new music video.
I’m so excited for him because between him and Tyler the things they have been saying matter so much
Honestly, this is so fucking stupid. The man hasn’t even watched the video and he’s happy enough to spout a big worded & ignorant opinion all over twitter for everyone to like and agree with without even uses their own brains to form an opinion. I’m not sure what part of the video everyone is calling racist but I assume it’s the ‘twerking” part. There is BOTH white and black people twerking and taking part in all the other dances too. If this man is claiming that white people cannot take part in twerking because it’s a “black stereotype” then he’s the one being prejudice here. I have often heard a black person calling a friend “nigger” and it’s no big deal. If a white person says it in any context it’s racist and degrading. Lads, this type of attitude only further contributes to the stigma and highlights “a difference” between two races.The more power “nigger” holds, the more chance it has to be used in a degrading way so you should be happy that it is losing power in 2014. There’s no male ballerinas, Earl: why aren’t you pissed about that? It’s ok to enjoy other people’s cultures, it doesn’t make you a fucking racist, it makes appreciative and tolerant of other peoples lives. This man has caused way more harm with his tweets than Taylor Swift has video her video.
"If a white person says nigger its racist and degrading"
GEE I WONDER WHY THAT IS
Whoa whoa whoa! Ok, I’d hate to be the supposed bearer of righteous indignation but, you do realize there’s a history where “white people” used the word “nigger” as a method of direct verbal attack and oppression on “black people” whom they saw and felt were lesser beings not even fit to be considered human, right? The use of the word “nigga” while some would argue it’s the same word so, why do blacks call each other that, is in fact not exactly the same. “Nigger” is the origin of the word but, because it was used towards blacks since the revolutionary war, blacks throughout history have referred to each other with it ignorantly because it was trained in them. However, the use of the term is originally offensive or meant to offend and because blacks know that, the use of it outside of an exchange between blacks is deemed offensive or meant to offend. I am African america and I’ve personally shied away from using the term because I understand the history of the term and feel it’s offensive in any context, that by no means is indicative of me saying that people should follow my lead, I am an individual and if other blacks are comfortable with referring to each other or themselves as something meant to oppress then more power to them but, I just don’t prefer it.