Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Piers Morgan weighs in on Nicki Minaj, Taylor Swift feud......"I have every sympathy with Taylor"

If by chance you missed the whole Nicki Minaj, Taylor Swift feud, this is a summary of what happened,........

Nicki Minaj went on a rant about how MTV did not nominate her Anaconda video for video of the year because she was black and "thick curvy" and went on to insinuate that if you are skinny you would be nominated.

Some people felt she was taking shots at Taylor Swift. Taylor apparently felt the same way as she replied Nicki's tweets. Well things got ugly when Nicki's fans came for Taylor.

Now some people apparently were not happy with what went down and aired their views about the situation. One of such people is opinionated presenter/writer "Piers Morgan"

Read his article that was published on Daily Mail today. Excerpts......

The main thrust of her fury seemed to be that her Anaconda video should have been nominated for Video of the Year, and the reasons it hadn’t been were because she’s a) black and b) not skinny enough.

Her tweets exploded like toxic firecrackers.

‘If your video celebrates women with very slim bodies,’ she raged, ‘you will be nominated for vid of the year.’

‘If I was a different ‘kind’ of artist,’ she sneered, ‘Anaconda would be nominated for vid of the year as well.’

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Piers Morgan weighs in on Nicki Minaj, Taylor Swift feud......"I have every sympathy with Taylor"

‘When the ‘other’ girls drop a video that breaks records and impacts culture, they get that nomination.’

And on and on she flounced.

The target of her tempestuous tirade was self-evidently Taylor Swift, who did get nominated in the Video of the Year category, along with 8 other nominations, and is both white and skinny.

Taylor wasn’t happy, tweeting Minaj to say: ‘I’ve done nothing but love and support you. It’s unlike you to pit women against each other.’

Minaj reacted with a blatant lie.

‘Huh? U must not be reading my tweets. Didn’t say a word about u.’

It’s my turn to say HUH?

How many other skinny white women got nominated in the category?

Answer: zero.

Despite this, Taylor was promptly eaten alive on social media by the self-styled ‘Black Twitter’ – a very large, vocal and aggressive social media group of mainly black Americans who collectively leap on any perceived racial insult or bias to expel their indignation.

By coincidence, I myself also ran foul of Black Twitter yesterday when I responded to the current popular activist hashtag ‘#BlackLivesMatter’ by tweeting: ‘#ALLLivesmatter.’

I was trending in America for several hours as Black Twitter vented its wrath at my supposed attempt to ‘delegitimize black lives’.

One person even dubbed me a ‘white supremacist’ as the bile spewed in, despite the fact that I spent much of my time at CNN - when I wasn’t confronting gun nuts – fighting for racial equality and justice for murdered young innocent black men like Trayvon Martin.

So I have every sympathy with Taylor, who did absolutely nothing wrong.

And I have no sympathy with Nicki Minaj, who emerges as a whiny brat that just doesn’t like losing.

Her charges of racism and big-bodyism are frankly laughable when you consider that three of the five nominations for Video of the Year are black artists.

And one of them is Beyonce, whose own body is far more aligned to the Minaj school of physical beauty than Taylor Swift’s.

Further, 43 of the entire list of 75 nominations for this year’s VMAs include black artists.

Oh, and Minaj herself gets three nominations in other categories.

So the central allegations are a load of old hogwash.

The reason your video didn’t get nominated for Video of the Year, Ms Minaj, is that it wasn’t as good as the others which did.

Taylor Swift, Beyonce, Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran and Kendrick Lamar all made better ones.

That’s not my opinion because I’m white.

Or because I prefer skinny women to more voluptuous women (for the record, I don’t…).

It’s my opinion based on watching them all, and agreeing with the nominations.

Read the full article here

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