Erykah Badu Reacts To Hitler Backlash – Blames Media, Admits She Used Worst Example

Erykah Badu Reacts To Hitler Backlash: It Was Misconstrued.

Erykah Badu

Erykah Badu Reacts To Hitler Backlash

Erykah Badu is responding to the backlash that she received over her comments about Hitler. She tweeted,

People are in real pain. So I understand why my ‘good’ intent was misconstrued as ‘bad’. In trying to express a point, I used 1 of the worst examples possible, Not to support the cruel actions of an unwell, psychopathic Adolf Hitler, but to only exaggerate a show of compassion.

In another tweet she writes,

The media is banking on our ignorance. Know we won’t read the whole thing. They’ll use controversial quotes w/trigger words as Click Bait. We??controversy. So Blogs choose easiest thing to “spin”. Get you mad. Help you get a little rage out. They get more adds. The message lost.

As previously reported, on Wednesday, Badu made headlines for her comments about Hitler and Bill Cosby.

In a new interview, the 46-year-old singer was discussing her thoughts about how she’s been linked to Louis Farrakhan and his alleged anti-Semitism. In the past, she had been criticized for defending Farrakhan rather than denouncing anti-Semitism. To this she responded,

I’m [also] okay with anything I had to say about Louis Farrakhan. But I’m not an anti-Semitic person. I don’t even know what anti-Semitic was before I was called it. I’m a humanist. I see good in everybody. I saw something good in Hitler.

She added,

Yeah, I did. Hitler was a wonderful painter.

The interviewer responded,

No, he wasn’t! And even if he was, what would his skill as a painter have to do with any “good” in him?

To this, Badu replied,

Okay, he was a terrible painter. Poor thing. He had a terrible childhood. That means that when I’m looking at my daughter, Mars (Badu’s daughter with enigmatic rapper Jay Electronica)  I could imagine her being in someone else’s home and being treated so poorly, and what that could spawn. I see things like that. I guess it’s just the Pisces in me.

She adds,

I don’t care if the whole group says something, I’m going to be honest. I know I don’t have the most popular opinion sometimes.

When asked, why would you want to risk putting fuel on that fire, Badu states:

You asked me a question. I could’ve chosen not to answer. I don’t walk around thinking about Hitler or Louis Farrakhan. But I understand what you’re saying: “Why would you want to risk fueling hateful thinking?” I have a platform, and I would never want to hurt people. I would never do that. I would never even imagine doing that. I would never even want a group of white men who believe that the Confederate flag is worth saving to feel bad. That’s not how I operate.

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Authored by: Kellie Williams