People and their “apologies”…SMH
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…
Do you accept Judd’s “apology” as genuine??