Printer Friendly

Angered by outkast.

Dear Editor:

I am writing to raise awareness on the vulgar and insulting performance by Outkast at the Grammys. I am offended beyond belief.

When I heard the sound of a powwow song playing I became sort of confused. And then the fake tipi, then the drummer in the head dress, then the stage became full of people dressed like the green giant, feathers everywhere, and then, this green fairy with green feathers, twitching uncontrollably on stage. Blabbering what I guess is singing ... hey ya, hey ya.

I am insulted that this group used the beauty of our culture and turned the idea into an utter insult to our grandfathers and the teaching of our grandfathers. I know for a fact that my great-grandfather would be just as outraged at this type of mockery.

I want Outkast to apologize. I want CBS to apologize. I want BET to apologize. I am just one person, but I am just one person out of countless First Nations that feel just as mortified by this degrading racist performance.

--Sheila Whitehead

Yellow Quill First Nation, Sask.
COPYRIGHT 2004 Aboriginal Multi-Media Society of Alberta (AMMSA)
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2004 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

 
Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Title Annotation:Rants and Raves
Author:Whitehead, Sheila
Publication:Wind Speaker
Article Type:Letter to the Editor
Date:Mar 1, 2004
Words:182
Previous Article:Partners in all.
Next Article:Great expectations.


Related Articles
DAD TO RIGHTS.
FORMER L.A. MAN PULLED FROM THAI TEMPLE.
CO-MANAGER'S RANT DOESN'T GET RAVE REACTION.
Of two minds on Berry. (Letters to the Editor).
Have it your way. (Life).
Poor and Forgotten #10. (Zine Thing).
REFEREES AREN'T PERFECT AND THAT'S OK.

Terms of use | Privacy policy | Copyright © 2018 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters