You know you’re really fucked in a scary movie when the crucifix falls over…
Like, there goes Jesus…
Even jesus is done with this shit.
"2 spooky 4 me"
*parkours off the mantlepiece*
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Thank you, Tatiana. *sarcasm because I don’t like anything about myself*
This is too hard. I actually can’t think of anything of the top off my head. I will edit soon.
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Favorite blogs and people.
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis:
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dici-dici-dici (this is Mikey too, be warned of the occasional NSFW post)
I agree that 'Same Love' is honorable and that he had somewhat good intentions, but at the same time it was condescending and patronizing. Why? Because it talks about Black/Hip-Hop culture as being fundamentally wrong. Although it might be from my own POV, it is up for that specific culture to decide/develop on it's own when it wants to change. He has to understand the traditional place where masculinity takes in that culture and change that entirely Bigotry is only a byproduct.
i disagree that it talks about hip hop culture as being fundamentally wrong, mostly because hip hop is only mentioned twice throughout the entirety of same love; “If I was gay, I would think hip-hop hates me” and “A word rooted in hate, yet our genre still ignores it”. my interpretation has always been that rather than condemning hip hop as fundamentally wrong, he’s against the homophobia that’s prevalent in it. same love is written from ben’s perspective as a straight white rapper coming from a christian background. hip hop is mentioned because that’s the culture that he is involved in and identifies with, but the majority of the song deals with religion and this sort of institutionalised homophobia, “And God loves all his children, is somehow forgotten / But we paraphrase a book written thirty-five-hundred years ago.”
that being said, i do agree with you that, as you said, it’s up to a specific culture to change on its own. and it’s very problematic to have a person on the outside, who hasn’t had the same experiences and thus can’t understand them, to be talking about it. and it’s even more problematic that we live in a society where the straight white dude talking about homophobia in hip hop is recognised and lauded whereas anyone else who had tried to do the same almost certainly wouldn’t be.
and i guess to conclude, my interpretation of same love is definitely informed by my experiences as a white female. i’ve always seen it as empowering and inspiring, and have been able to focus on aspects like ben’s dealing with religion. but coming from a different context, i can definitely understand how you would see it as condescending and patronising.
Thank you Madeline. I 100% agree with this… but it really annoys me that people try and dissect every single word and every single action from the song or associated with it. Nobody’s perfect. We all know that, and they (Ben and Ryan) know that. Let’s just sit back and appreciate the fact that he is using his white privilege that is something that sadly exists and he acknowledges, to spread a positive message rather than not doing anything about anything. Besides, let’s also appreciate what he represents in the music industry and how they are showing that hard work actually pays off, it’s not like he’s directly part of a bureaucracy or huge record label that actually doesn’t care about anything other than selling and making money.