Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Why are whites so obsessed with blacks and our culture?! Actress Ashely Judd says Hip Hop culture is responsible for rape.
You mean to tell me this broad who comes from dysfunctional family and was raped by her own family, blames it on hip hop culture? Another case where a white person want to use blacks or our culture as scapegoat of their own problems. Ho sit down! She went after diddy and snoop when eminem raps about killing his own mother. Why do white people stay obsessed with blacks and our culture? Is it because they don't have any culture to call their own? Maybe that's why they're the biggest swagger jackers on the planet.
Longtime Hollywood actress Ashley Judd has released a memoir this past Tuesday (April 5) and in it the daughter of celebrated country music singer Naomi Judd and half-sister to singer Wyonna Judd blasted rap stars Snoop Dogg and Diddy.
A known global advocate for HIV/AIDS awareness, Ashley Judd spoke fondly of her work with the YouthAids campaign but offered blistering disdain for Snoop and Diddy’s inclusion in the campaign where she serves as an ambassador.
Judd’s resistance to Snoop Dogg and Diddy was rooted in the idea that the actress is a strong of opponent of hip hop and she offered some insight within her book. “Along with other performers, YouthAIDS was supported by rap and hip-hop artists like Snoop Dogg and P. Diddy to spread the message ... um, who? Those names were a red flag,” she said.
Judd went on to add, “As far as I'm concerned, most rap and hip-hop music – with its rape culture and insanely abusive lyrics and depictions of girls and women as 'ho's' – is the contemporary soundtrack of misogyny." Harsh words indeed.
The well-schooled actress, who holds undergraduate degrees in French, Women’s Studies and a Master’s degree in Public Administration, revealed also in her memoir that she suffered sexual and physical abuse as a child and that she often felt lost. She shares in a new People magazine issue, “My childhood was erratic, chaotic, unstable," she said. “I was so the lost child, who just goes away and can be invisible while sitting in the middle of the room."
As reported last week, in her new book Ashley Judd called hip-hop “…the root cause of poverty and suffering around the world.” And now, she’d like to “apologize”…
After ?uestlove’s initial responses to Judd’s comments, Talib Kweli and 9th Wonder also took to Twitter to voice their sentiments about the issue. Amidst the outcry, Judd took to Russell Simmons’ GlobalGrind.com early on Monday to apologize for her statements, saying that while some of her words were taken out of context, she is at fault for the generalizations she made.
“The outcry regarding my remarks, 2 paragraphs out of my 400+ page book, regarding hip hop and rap, has been astounding as it is out of context…The general theme [now] is to express my gratitude for a chance to learn, to be corrected where I was wrong, to make amends, and hold firm and strong on the original intention and context of points I made, with a commitment to try to do so less clumsily and with more sensitivity in the future.”
She added, “I so regret that my indictment of rape culture as a whole has been interpreted as me blaming rap and hip hop exclusively. That was absolutely not my intention, and I so regret it has had that effect on some people. “
Judd finished by saying her eyes had been opened to a distinction between Rap and Hip Hop, and she’d also been introduced to new music. “Thank you to fans of both [Rap and Hip Hop] who have introduced me to artists whose lyrics embody activism and progressive values. I am glad to have more beats for my playlists. I celebrate the music, its meaning, and those who love it.”
It’s always hilarious when people want to apologize after making ignorant, broad generalizations, about people or a culture. Keep your apologies and put ‘em up your a** lady. You said what you meant and we’re not about to believe any different.
Quick question though. Do these pictures promote misogyny or rape too? Oh, we guess this is just your “art” huh? Gotcha…