Confession: I didn’t watch the Grammy’s. But I did watch the highlights this week and read a few pieces telling me what I “missed.” As expected, what I missed was a lot of virtue signaling, racism, and bigotry.
What really got my attention this week, though, was a piece on the Huffington Post titled, “What White Women Can Learn From Adele’s Grammys Speech.” This post, my friends, is a real zinger.
Here’s the video from the HuffPo piece.
“Adele worships Beyoncé.”
Why? Why does she worship Beyoncé, (a mere human being mind you)? Is it Beyoncé’s love of violence, hatred of police, overt racism, or support of Crooked Hillary (who, by the way, is the queen of virtue-signaling)? Or, is it because of the raunchy example she sets for young girls everywhere by encouraging them to objectify and exploit themselves for personal gain? I could go on, but there’s more to get to.
“My idol is Queen B and I adore you, and you move my soul.”
Wait, what?! What moves her soul in particular, I wonder? Could it be these heavenly Beyoncé lyrics (caution, foul language): “I did not come to play with you hoes, haha, I came to slay, bit*h.” Maybe it's: “When he f**k me good, I take his a** to Red Lobster.” Or maybe it's this angelic line: “He Monica Lewinsky-ed all on my gown. Oh Daddy, Daddy, he didn't bring the towel. Oh baby, baby, we better slow it down.”
There’s way more to choose from but, you get the idea...Beyoncé is "soul-moving." High class. Divine. On one hand, Beyoncé and the girl-power gang publicly criticize Trump for something he said 12 years ago; and on the other, they “worship” Beyoncé for saying the same type of thing. The irony here is stunning - quite pungent actually.
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“...In her two speeches she used her time to talk about Bey.”
Why? Because if she didn’t, she’d be crucified by the Left (even more so than she already has been) for...being white, winning an award, and not feeling bad about it. This is like virtue-signaling-101 folks. If you’re white, you need to (a) hate yourself AND (b) praise everyone in the room who isn’t.
“Adele did not feel worthy about beating 'Lemonade’ for album of the year.”
I call BS on this. I think that deep down, she did feel worthy. But, since she’s bought into the progressive narrative of institutionalized racism by whites, she’s just not allowed to say it out loud. Because: white. So, how is THAT not racist? How is that “pro-woman,” when Adele (a woman) is expected to feel bad about winning?
“You are our light. And the way that you make me and my friends feel, the way you make my black friends feel, is empowering. You make them stand up for themselves and I love you. I always have and I always will.”
This is just. Wow. Beyoncé is a light? Her Virgin Mary costume must have really worked on Adele. The Messiah complex the Left has with celebrities is disturbing. And, did you notice the overt virtue signaling here? “You made my black friends feel empowered….” Empowered to...smash windows? Trash their neighborhoods? What power is she talking about?
You see, these things don't matter to the Left. It doesn't matter that Beyoncé puts out music that encourages violence and destruction. If you point that out, you’re a racist. Not welcome in the club. Just smile and wave. Nobody’s allowed to criticize the Queen.
“Adele broke her award in half, so she could split the award with Queen B.”
First of all, what poor craftsmanship. Secondly, (stick with me here) even more virtue signaling.
The Huffington Post’s Disdain for White People
So, that’s a few thoughts about the video and Adele’s “Acceptance” speech but, what about the rest of the article? Don’t worry, the Huffington Post made every effort to ensure that white people feel really bad about Adele winning. Observe:
“Backstage, Adele was a bit more explicit in her critique of a voting body that could not bring itself to honor even the most above-and-beyond exceptional work of a black woman...Beyoncé, the most nominated female artist of all time, has now lost out on Album of the Year on three separate occasions, to three white artists.”
Huffington Post thinks that being black automatically makes you worthy of success, and being white means you should fail and slither off into a cave somewhere. Question: isn't giving her the award just because she's black actually insulting to black people? Isn't that saying that black people on their own merit aren't good enough to win an award, therefore, it should just be a given that they get it so they don't feel bad about making (mediocre at best) music? That’s how I see it.
“For her to make such relevant music for that long of a period, I felt the need…it was her time to win. What the fu*k does she have to do to win Album of the Year? It was another side of her. Obviously, the visual is very new and the Grammys are very traditional, but this year I thought would be the year they go with the tide.”
This is what Adele said backstage. She’s saying that because Beyoncé has been doing this foevah she should win. Because that's how the real world works, right? Nope. If she wants to win album of the year, she should make better music. Period. Then, Adele slams the Grammys for being traditional (i.e. voting based on quality) and not going “with the tide” (i.e. virtue signaling).
“It is not Adele’s fault that she won the Grammys she won. ...White women must use their privilege to actively step back and elevate women of color.”
Huffington Post thinks that Adele winning is a bad thing. It has to be someone’s “fault.” And the fault is that of white people and the elusive patriarchy. Adele should actually have flogged herself on stage for winning, now that I think about it. How dare a white woman win anything. HuffPo gives her a pass, though, because she used her privilege (a.k.a. hard work, talent, and long nights in the studio) to make sure that everyone knows she hates herself and loves Queen B.
And, although there’s more to the Huffington Post piece worthy of critique, we’ll end with this gem:
“As Americans, we all consume and enjoy the cultural experiences, pains and talents of women of color, specifically black women, but rarely are those women given their due by gatekeeper institutions.”
They're right. Women of color are always denied everything. Like...Loretta Lynch, Oprah, Michelle Obama, Tyra Banks, Beyoncé, or, Ibtihaj Muhammad (the first Muslim American Olympic Fencer). Of course, I could go on, but then I’d be accused (and probably still will be anyway) of virtue signaling myself. How dare I - a white male - list off successful “women of color” in an attempt to show that the only thing holding women of color, women with no color, men, teenagers...or, any able-bodied person with time, talent, and personal autonomy back from success...is themselves.
Author Bio: Brian Lenney is a copywriter who helps startups create conversion-friendly marketing campaigns. He has a B.A. in Political Science, an M.A. in Philosophy of Religion & a penchant for debunking humanity.