John Legend may be responding to Kanye with these tweets.
As you know, Kanye West has been going Twitter-crazy lately and recently tweeted what looked like support for President Donald Trump.
It’s no secret that Trump isn’t necessarily a coveted figure in some African-American communities but some feel as though Ye crossed the line this time.
John Legend took to Twitter to give his feedback, and they seem to be directed directly at Kanye.
I imagine there's some comfort in imagining a future without racism and projecting that onto the present. Thinking if we just deny the truth, it doesn't exist. If history is erased, we don't have to deal with its consequences. However...
Far too many people don't have the luxury of closing their eyes and ears. They feel it in their lives and can't act like what they see and know doesn't exist.
They know their family was destroyed by deportation or incarceration. They know their loved one was denied safe harbor because of their religion. They know their son or daughter was shot because their skin color evoked fear
I love that great, brilliant artists have the power to imagine a better future. But artists can't be blind to the truth.
The defining trait of Trump's campaign and political profile was his embrace of white supremacy. He made it clear every time he spoke. Some serious cognitive dissonance to ignore that for the other x% you might find appealing. I guess I agree with >1% of anyone's thoughts though
Now Legend doesn’t directly mention Kanye so he could be just speaking from the heart, but the timeline matches.
What do you think about all of this?
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