When it comes to commenting on contemporary musical acts, something that I seem to notice is that performers like Justin Beiber, Britney Spears, Milley Cyrus, Christina Aguilara, Backstreet Boys and that whole lot seem to take the biggest brunt of derision and scorn from those who are seemingly disgruntled with the current state of popular music, yet when it comes to remarking on rap acts, or maybe even some equally bimbous pop-tart of african heritage ( like Beyonce, Rhiana, Janet Jackson, or Li'll Kim ) in a less than praisefull manner these people, particularly if they're white, become very apprehensive and delicate. Sheepishly stating in advance "Firstly, I want you to know that I am NOT racist!! I'm really NOT!!!! Heaven forbid!!!" or "Don't get me wrong, .. I have exceptional admiration for the musical accomplishments and contributions of African Americans!!! But ... .. . " then proceed very gingerly stating their observations ( essentially saying that they suck ).
I perceive that there's a rather amusing reason for these separate attitudes of keenness and reluctance. Beiber, Spears, Aguilara, Cyrus, Backstreet Boys are all WHITE, . .. therefore people feel free to criticize and "bash" them, .. and do so unabashedly and with FULL-FORCE and undisguised relish. However, they're afraid to similarly deride rap and hip hop performers because they're generally African American and they're phobic of being labeled "racist". Am I right, .. . or am I right ?
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