17-vuotias poppari vastaa videonsa saamaan Black Lives Matter -aiheeseen liittyvään kritiikkiin

Yhdysvaltalainen laulaja, tanssija ja YouTube-tähti JoJo Siwa on vastannut somessa videonsa saamaan kritiikkiin.

17-vuotiaan artistin Nonstop-videolla on nähty Black Lives Matter -protestien kritisoimaa materiaalia. Väitteiden mukaan videolla on selkeästi nähtävillä afoamerikkalaiseksi tekeytynyt henkilö.

Videon sirkusaiheisen kuvaston taustatanssijoiden joukosta voi todellakin bongata afroamerikkaiselta näyttävän tyttöhahmon, jolla on apinan korvat.

JoJon mukaan videolla oli ideana, että lapset ja nuoret pukeutuvat eläinhahmoksi. Alkuvuodesta kuvatulla videolla ei todellakaan nähdä ”blackface”-hahmoa.

”Lapset ja nuoret pukeutuneina ja kasvot maalattuina näyttääkseen tiikereiltä, seeproilta, koirilta, klowneilta, merenneidoilta – miten joku voi edes ajatella moista”.

Ohessa kohua aiheuttanut video:

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I need to set the record straight about a few things because some have been irresponsible in recent stories and posts about me, and everyone seems to rush to conclusions without having all of the facts. My instagram post yesterday had absolutely nothing to do with the criticism I received on my music video ‘NONSTOP.' I blocked certain people online and stopped following others because I was tired of seeing the personal hate on me. Some people will do anything for attention and that includes being mean. People were sending me really horrible and disgusting messages about my appearance, my sexuality, my content, and overall just being hateful. More importantly, I would like to address the music video that we shot for ‘NONSTOP' in February. We’re talking about kids dressing up as circus animals! No one in my video is wearing blackface. It’s awful that anyone’s mind would even go there. Kids dressing in animal costumes, having their faces painted to look like animals, acting the part. There were zebras, tigers, dogs, clowns, mermaids, everything. I’ve addressed Black Lives Matter issues previously on my social media, I will say it again for the ones in the back, Black Lives Matter, today, tomorrow, yesterday and forever. I’m on the right side of history here. Stop trying to make this about something it isn’t. I love my real fans and am so grateful for their love and support. Instead of trying to drag everyone down, let’s be positive and come back like a boomerang.

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