Meaningless celebrity drama has definitely overwhelmed our cultural sensibilities and morals.
While I'm aware of the drama that arose between Solange Knowles and rapper Sean Carter recently, I've chosen to avoid commenting on it. But I have to put my thinking hat on and wonder about the timing. Was this was all an elaborate scheme to distract black attention from other pressing issues, like #BringBackOurGirls?
There is a small group of black feminists who are absolutely positively obsessed with everything that has to do with what entertainer Beyonce does or says. I know this for a fact after years of observing black sites and social media trends. Many of those same voices were speaking out about the girls missing from Nigeria recently. But now all they can talk about is "why Solange, Beyonce and Jay-Z did what they did that night..."
This makes me wonder, who really leaked that tape to the media in the first place and why? We have to think more critically about these things before reacting to them.
We (all members of modern society) are way too easily distracted, fooled and lured. We have become obsessed with celebs and celebrity news to the point where we will gladly put a couple of them over hundreds of young innocent girls.
I know that the people who really need to read this probably won't, but that won't stop me from typing it. We are being hoodwinked and bamboozled every day that we get up and log onto social media or click on the television. PERIOD.
Posted by: CBL