Hello, world! Doesn’t this matter?
Stella J. McKenna
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Not sure if you’re being sarcastic but if not then allow me to answer.

No. It matters not one bit, because it’s not about offending Beyonce. It’s not even about Amy rocking to her song, whilst rubbing dirt on her face (unintentionally or not that looked like blackface — was a hot mess). It’s not about any of that. What it really boils down to is two things. White feminists and their privilege.

Allowing herself to go there — to even think it was ok to choose this song from this very important album, a song well known to be almost an anthem for black women, the one thing we can have, and decide she wants a piece too because well: inherent privilege. It’s so deep, we see them make excuses for ignorance and not even try to understand why we’re fed up and calling every minor and major act out.

This wasn't an apology because she legitimately doesn’t feel like she did anything wrong. To be honest, I’m not surprised by the comments (especially from white females) that cheer her on and proclaim #empowerment #togetherness. Empowering whom? Together in what? Not us, not for us. Formation was fine the way it was, just leave it alone.

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