Angered by outkast.
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.
Yellow Quill First Nation, Sask.
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|Title Annotation:||Rants and Raves|
|Article Type:||Letter to the Editor|
|Date:||Mar 1, 2004|
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