giving up artists

bit of a touchy subject for me, in more ways than one.

“so, when you know someone is probably rapey as fuck,

do you continue to support them?”

.

well, i have misgivings about supporting the artistry of the following people:

  1. r kelly
  2. michael jackson
  3. bill cosby

i have huge angst over letting their shit go. why? because i grew up on their shit. they were black faces, black music, black expression … that i was sadly lacking in my life, and even though they are not my ethnicity, they were the closest colour to me and i loved that. yes, i followed the indigenous and black female artists too … still do.

and then the accusations against them came to light, and my heart sank.

do i wait for proof?

do i just roll with my own thing?

do i hold to the theory that their artistry is not their ‘alleged crimes’?

*pausing*

yah see, if i write these cunts off, no one but me is going to care. and it will cost me. it will cost me a large portion of my actual good memories growing up. it’ll cost me the music i love. it’ll cost me …

the illusion they portrayed to the world.

and there it is:

this is what its like to be ‘on the other side’.

this is what it’s like to be the person that says … “oh that was ages ago, get over it … are you sure that happened … do you have any proof? …”

and i tell you what, as much as it hurts me to give up the music and the artistry, it hurts me more to remember #AllThoseTimes when no-one believed me, or justified the pedo cunts actions, or told me to get over and move on, or told me leave the past in the past, or said ‘i’m sure they’ve changed’.

you see, no-one gets to give them a pass except that people they offended against. and even then those of us who are supporting the music and the art, still have a choice, whether the recounting of crimes is fact or not.

as the saying goes, ‘if it looks like a duck, quacks like a duck and walks like a duck … its probably a duck’ … and the same goes for a pedo.

how do all those people offended against, feel?

the whole world is still listening to these dudes music and watching and celebrating their visual artistry. what kind of fuckery is that?

soooooo,

the time has come where i have to put my money where my mouth is.

and i’m starting with the hardest for me to give up.

r kelly.

*bye bye rapey cunt*

and heres to all the people whose lives you didn’t give a fuck about.

#timesup


kpm©


 

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