Will.i.am took to the stage to perform with Nicki Minaj at last night’s Video Music Awards. But his actual performance was not what caused hysteria among the masses. Apparently, his “blackface” ruffled some feathers.
Now we love controversy as much as the next guy, but seriously? Are people really seeking out controversy where there is none?
One person tweeted, “@iamwill was looking like a tar baby”, while others said, “When placed next to a person dressed like an adult @iamwill looks even more ridiculous.” and “awww will i am is mad that people thought his stupid clothes were “racially incensitive.” shouldnt have worn blackface, idiot.”
Will took to his Twitter in his own defense, saying, “1st. just because I where all black including head mask as expression and emphasize my outfit, it shouldn’t be looked at as racial.. Let go of the past. there are far more important things 2 bark about. (Jobs, health, education) not a black man wearing all black everything. Are you guys serious? my outfit set “black people back 100 yrs” choose your twits wisely. no education sets people back, no jobs, bad health.”
I couldn’t agree more. This doesn’t set anyone back at all. While it was racially offensive back in the 1920’s, we’re in a new era, people. This is 2010, embrace it. We are all equal.
source: Some People Did Not Like This - [dlisted]
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