I get Thicke's view on Blurred Lines, but what about the Paula campaign? Do you think he's genuinely trying to win her back?
I totally understand when people say he’s publicly pressuring her into taking him back. That’s a valid point and if they think Robin Thicke is wrong on this basis alone, I can’t argue with them.
But when people start throwing around words like “stalking” and “abuse” is where I have to jump off of the bandwagon. That’s heavy handed language and an exaggeration IMO.
Regardless of what you may think of him, he’s an artist. Artists express themselves through their work no matter what medium they use. A singer using his music to vent and talk about deeply personal things is commonplace and I’m sure all of us can list of a zillion examples where an artist went through something major in their personal lives and they chose to address it on wax.
He’s been with that woman for damn near 20 years, so if he wants to beg her for an entire album I think he’s earned that right.
Kanye damn near made a whole album about Amber Rose. Granted, he didn’t name the album “Amber” but its in the same vein.
I feel like words like “abuser” and “stalker” get thrown around because the people who want to speak out and voice their opinion are so used to being ignored or not taken seriously, they’ve resorted to drastic measures and intense language to be heard. It’s a dangerous trend.
If the group of women who disagree with Robin Thicke would have started yelling, “its unfair for you to pressure Paula”. Then nobody would pay attention to them. But when you have a group of women yelling “ABUSE!” , “RAPE!”, “STALKING!”…. then all of a sudden everyone starts listening and paying attention.
Couldn’t agree more
and i smiled to myself.
for whatever reason, i get a sick pleasure of seeing white men with black women.
actually, i know the reason.
so many black men dog us the fuck out.
anyway, i enjoy it. her bags looked heavy as fuck but he was a big, strong kentucky cornbread fed…
Shit just got me tight. I thought she’d be happy that an interracial couple seemed happy or her man was being chivalrous. She just wanna drink the bitter tea, dude.
Oh, no. Those reasons are true as well. I just didn’t care to post them.
And I’m anything but bitter. I have a black man who adores me, a black father and black brother, and I actively volunteer with black young men creating start up enterprises.
The pleasure is derived from the fact that this woman was being honored and revered. She was dark skinned, heavier set, the type of woman I see mercilessly dragged by (some) black men for internet fodder and retweets.The kind of woman who was more than likely told by (some) black men all her life that she was the antithesis of desirable.
So here is this white man, adoring her, doting on her, and I loved it. I loved it because I know that so many black men have probably walked over her, around her, knocked her over to reach women who look like the summit of acceptable beauty standards. Meanwhile, this white man looked at her as if the stars were hung in her eyes.
Bitter, no. Vicariously vindicated momentarily? Why, yes.
LAWD the italics spoke to me as a plus sized woman but the bold struck my soul from experience
Love you KiKi!
You got black boys being shot for playing their music “too loud” but you’d rather target black ladies for celebrating the fact that somebody got over his misogynoir for long enough to appreciate one of them?!
And ‘misogynoir’! Someone’s been reading Moya Bailey! YES!
Some black men don’t get it, and never will. But that’s fine.
Fine. By. Me.
Neil deGrasse Tyson, on being asked what would happen if the Earth suddenly stopped spinning.
Sidenote: This wonderful physics funfact is also why you should keep your car clean. A tissue box flying at 85 MPH after your car has suddenly stopped due to a car accident can kill you.
rick ross should just be a voice actor bruh i swear them pixar niggas won’t find delivery like this anywhere else
after a flag on the play the pic is being reviewed
Omg. This shit wild.
white people are more interested in finding bigfoot than acknowledging and fighting institutionalized racism
Sometimes tumblr only points out racism when it suits them…
Telling white people to stay in their lane is useless cause they couldn’t even stay in their continent
putting your hair in any color and not being called “ratchet” “ghetto” or “kool aid head”
your hair being long and people not asking or saying “where did you buy that?” “your hair is to long to be real”
wearing your hair in any style and being accused of trying to be like another race.
people not treating you like a foreign object when your hair is in its natural state.
wearing weave/ extensions /perm without being accused of self hatred.
I will never not reblog this gif set whenever it comes across my dash.