If there’s one thing conservative commentator Tomi Lahren loves to do, it’s to get under the skin of liberals. She regularly where’s her hat that reads,” stay triggered snowflakes,” and has made a hobby of just saying absolute nonsense on Twitter to get a reaction. And, truth be told, she’s really good at it.
However, in one of her latest tweets, she just proved how absolutely idiotic and out of touch with reality she truly is.
Lahren clearly has no idea how much her ineptitude on issues of race comes shining through in her many tweets. She keeps defending Confederate monuments and the Rebel flag not realizing how harmful the imagery is to those who know it’s very racist history and, well, present.
In an effort to try and prove liberals wrong or as hypocrites, Lahren tweeted out this album cover:
Oh wait… pic.twitter.com/qdyNs60ZRL
— Tomi Lahren (@TomiLahren) August 18, 2017
Yep, that’s right. Her proof that people of color use the imagery too is Lil Jon and The Eastside Boyz burning, yes burning, the Rebel flag from the Civil War.
What Tomi might be interested in knowing (but probably not) is that several rappers have used the Confederate imagery as part of their art, and it’s not to celebrate it.
According to The Daily Beast:
“In 2000, OutKast’s Andre 3000 wore a Confederate flag emblem on his belt buckle in the video for their hit single “Ms. Jackson.” Crunk rapper Pastor Troy had the flag prominently featured in his “This Tha City” video that same year. Lil Jon & the Eastside Boyz’s Put Yo Hood Up album cover—in addition to the somewhat tongue-in-cheek title—featured the rapper draped in a Confederate flag with two more burning flags draped in the background. In 2005, Atlanta hip-hop star Ludacris performed his hit “Georgia” at the VIBE Awards wearing a Confederate flag outfit. At the end of the performance, he tore off his outfit to reveal an Afrocentric red, black, and green version underneath, and then stomped on the Confederate suit. He subsequently issued a statement explaining what the performance was supposed to mean.”
That statement being:
“This flag represents the oppression that we as African-Americans have endured for years; this is a symbol of segregation and the racism that reigned not only throughout the South but throughout the entire United States. I wore it to represent where we came from, to remind people that Ray Charles’ original ‘Georgia’ was written because of that racism. At the end of the performance, I removed and stomped on the flag to reveal my version of the flag; a flag comprised of black, red, and green. Those are the colors of Africa. It is a representation and my interpretation of where we were and where we need to go. Racism is just as prevalent now and if we are not constantly mindful of our history and take charge of it, history is destined to repeat itself because of ignorance. In order to move forward, we must never forget where we were. I hope people continue to question and challenge authority, media and themselves because questioning and challenging can only lead to enlightenment.”
Don’t wait for Lahren to understand the meaning behind art, however, because she seems to prefer myopic soundbites that she can regurgitate as original thought.
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