Just in case no one cares about her “woe is me, my childhood sucked and I grew up to be a wealthy, well-adjusted successful actress” sob story, Ashley Judd has decided to randomly throw Hip-Hop into her new autobiography.
Namely, she threw a charity under the bus for allowing Snoop Dogg and Diddy to try to kick some positivity to these young youths.
Talking about her work in AIDS awareness, Judd makes her opinion crystal clear when it comes to the activist organization YouthAIDS choice in spokespeople for a past campaign, singling out Snoop and Diddy.
“YouthAIDS created hip public service announcements for TV and radio using popular local and international celebrities and athletes and was participating in the MTV World AIDS Day ‘Staying Alive’ concerts,” she writes.
“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.
“As far as I’m concerned, most rap and hip-hop music — with it’s rape culture and insanely abusive lyrics and depictions of girls and women as ‘ho’s’ — is the contemporary soundtrack of misogyny.
“I believe that the social construction of gender — the cultural beliefs and practices that divide the sexes and institutionalize and normalize the unequal treatment of girls and women, privilege the interests of boys and men, and, most nefariously, incessantly sexualize girls and women — is the root cause of poverty and suffering around the world.”
Ashley has a new book coming out and just revealed she was a victim of incest. We are wondering if the culprit of this act was listening to “rap-rape music” before committing that act of sickness…
We’re not saying she doesn’t potentially have a valid point… but what the hell do Snoop, Diddy and Hip-Hop have to do with your life story?
And how is Hip-Hop more to blame for “poverty and suffering around the world” then all of the abuse and injustice that Black and Brown women the world over have had to deal with from White men throughout history?