The biggest reason I find opposition to those high level pop stars is because though they might have fought to get where they are, they have become corporate puppets.
We need a cultural revolution. Not for the sakes of our pockets, but for our humanity. They took the drums of all native people when they invaded, why? Because it was our heart beat. Our communicator. Our joy in times of war, fear, hope and pain.
Many of us have a bit more education and idea of self worth than those big companies are marketing these artists and brands to. We all have gifts, if you say you want justice, why are you supporting those who are only helping to reinforce beauty standards that are killing our young woman, greed that has filled the hearts of over men-lack of spirituality in any of us.
Pop music has always been a business and always will be-but what has it done for our classrooms? What has it done to educate our children of their history? What has it done to fuel economic change? It has fed us the power of the system that was never made for us. It contributes to the flaws in our system by doing nothing but saying-“Join us”. Just because it’s the way it is doesn’t mean it needs to stay the same.
Why am I not impressed that Beyonce gave school supplies? Because that is only the cosmetic problem.
Any dermatologist worth their spit will tell you its about skincare & health. We all know we should drink water-but Pepsi taste better. Let’s stop covering up, concealing the real problems and do the work to address them. It’s not a quick fix and it may not make you rich in things or money-but we can’t take that with us can we?