INDIA.ARIE CAN’T MAKE UP HER MIND ON IF JOE ROGAN IS A RACIST

i thought india.arie would go sit down,
connect with her earth mother,
channel our ancestors,
and have a meeting of where she went wrong.
( x see here she went wrong )

nope.
she decides to backtrack again on her stance on joe rogan.
he is “consciously racist” per trevor noah on “the daily show“…

India Arie used her Feb. 14 interview with Trevor Noah on “The Daily Show” to explain why she thinks Joe Rogan is “consciously racist.” The Grammy-winning singer requested her music be taken off Spotify at the beginning of February, citing Rogan’s problematic “language about race.” Arie first brought attention to Rogan’s history of racist language by posting a video compilation of Rogan using the N-word along with a clip of him comparing a movie theater in a Black neighborhood to “The Planet of the Apes.”

Arie told Noah this week that she felt “disrespected” by Rogan’s language, although she did not expect anyone to pay attention to her posts because she’s “used to this certain type of treatment from the industry where they don’t listen.” The singer is “still in a fight” with Universal Music Group over getting her music off Spotify, but she said that’s still her intent because Rogan “is being consciously racist.”

“I think he was saying it because it got a rise out of people,” Arie said. “That’s why he would say it. He knew that it was inappropriate. And I think the fact that he did it repeatedly and was conscious and knew, I think that is being racist.”

Although Rogan apologized, Arie said, “When I go deeper and ask myself what I really think from my commitment to truth that I’ve made this last year, what I really think is that he was being consciously racist and it makes me wonder what he talks like behind closed doors.”

ummmmmmm…
what???
this was what made me roll my eyes:

“I don’t think being a racist makes you a bad person, necessarily. It makes you a person who was raised in our society,” Arie added, noting that Rogan’s “power” as a podcast host with millions of listeners “emboldens” his followers to act the same and use the same language. A handful of these followers have contacted Arie directly on social media using the same racial slurs

so…

She posted it but didn’t think anyone would pay attention?
India…
You okay over there?

i think it was in her best interest to stop talking.
she already backtracked and we had moved on.
this conversation with trevor noah didn’t do her any favors in my opinion.
this is why i can’t deal with the hoteps and mother earth types.
they always end up contradicting themselves and looking foolish to me.
this is a clip from the show:

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2 thoughts on “INDIA.ARIE CAN’T MAKE UP HER MIND ON IF JOE ROGAN IS A RACIST”

  1. So now, anytime somebody mentions India.Arie outside of music, I’m just going to politely say, “reclaiming my time”.

    When people say India.Arie, the song most people recognize and connect with is, “I am ready for love”. I wish I could insert a gif. I would put Tami Roman up saying, “fans? She Beyoncé.”

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