I have no problem with people seeking attention to gain more success in their career. Let’s face it, it’s usually a recipe for success.
What I do have a problem with, however, is seeing a celebrity using her fame to glorify a massive genocide.
On Friday, Nicki Minaj released a new music video for her single, “Only.” This music video used Nazi imagery such as emblems, arm bands, and gas masks. [highlight]The director made a statement to Rolling Stone yesterday saying he stands by his work and that he was inspired by Nazi emblems. [/highlight]
I think it is absolutely disgusting that Nicki Minaj would glorify the holocaust and allow her director to portray such images. I am both offended and appalled that in 2014 a public figure would think it was appropriate to do so. Especially in regards to the fact that there is so much anti-semitism going on around the world today, and it is a very scary time.
Yesterday she apologized and said it wasn’t in her control and that she’s sorry if anyone was offended.
UHM. Not in your control? You have really got to be kidding me right now. When a song of hers gets praise, she says no one had anything to do with it and it was all her. But when it comes to this she conveniently has no control? I mean I’m actually boiling that someone could assume the public is stupid.
Here are some facts:
— The artist has say in what goes on with their video — did anyone not see the Nicki Minaj special on E! Entertainment? She definitely has control.
— The artist helps hire the director
— The director does not apologize for using Nazi imagery
— Therefore, if Nicki was so concerned she could have shut down the production and hired a different director with different values. She’s shut down production before because she was 4 hours late. I think hiring a nazi-loving director would be sufficient reasoning enough.
I don’t feel bad that there has been so much backlash in regards to this stupid video. Nicki Minaj should have known better. Her team should have known better. And this should never have been allowed to be released.
The holocaust was not just about the Jews. Any civilian who did not fit the blue-eyed, blonde hair mold was at risk and most likely killed. 6 million innocent people were killed. Let me repeat: 6.Million.People.Were.Wiped.Off.This.Earth.For.No.Reason.
In what world is it okay for an artist who has as much pull as Nicki Minaj to glorify the holocaust?
So no, this was not a good publicity move. This was a horrible career move. And I really do hope her record sales reflect that.
When the video was first released, there was so much backlash that even Nicki fans didn’t come to her defense. And those Nicki fans are ride-or-die, but they were nowhere to be found.
I really love Nicki and it’s truly a shame that she was so desperate for attention and controversy that she had to stoop this low.
What do you think? Was she out of line? Am I being a drama queen?
xo [typography font=”Cantarell” size=”15″ size_format=”px” color=”#ff6666″]NM[/typography]