By: Evette Champion
Have you ever tuned into Power 105.1’s Charlamagne Tha God show, you know he is usually a laid back kind of guy who cracks jokes and just being funny. However, that was not the case when he had an interview with Blaze TV host, Tomi Lahren.
Lahren asked Charlamagne on her show to learn why he bestowed the “honor” of naming her the “Donkey of the Day,” to which he clarified what the title meant:
“Donkey of the Day is a segment designed to give people the credit they deserve for being stupid. I think at times we’re all stupid to certain situations, especially if we don’t have all the information.”
(Apologies for the sound quality)
Charlamagne goes on to school Lahren about the Black Panthers and what they originally stood for. Lahren continues to (annoyingly) talk over Charlamagne when he tries to refute some of the nonsense she spews—like when she insists Beyonce’s Superbowl performance was a big F-U to the police and half of the audience (read: white members of the crowd). Oh, and let’s not forget that she keeps insisting that the Black Panthers had “roots in violence,” to which Charlamagne was able to interject and clarify that the Black Panthers did not have roots in violence, but the KKK did.
The interview is quite interesting definitely worth the 18 minute watch.
It’s interesting to see that more than a week later, Beyonce’s performance is still getting criticized and causing quite the stir among the public. Of all the asinine accusations and things to be said, perhaps the most insane beliefs comes from Rutherford County, Tennessee.
Monday night, Sheriff Robert Arnold heard shots fired outside of his home. Although he doesn’t have any explanation behind the shooting, he does have a suspected reason behind it.
Care to guess who motivated the shooting? None other than Queen Bey. Yes, you read that right. He believes that Beyonce’s video paired with her Superbowl performance is responsible for the shooting.
In a press conference the following morning, Arnold was asked:
Q: Have you given any thought to … that kind of a headline, how it looks nationally. You know we’ve seen a lot of instances where people in law enforcement have been specifically targeted in violence.
ARNOLD: Well that’s actually what I thought about. Once I kind of figured everything out, you know, with everything since the half[time show] at the Super Bowl and with law enforcement as a whole. I mean I think we’ve lost five to seven officers. Five deputy chairs since Sunday’s Super Bowl. You know that’s what I’m thinking, you know, here’s another target on law enforcement.
You read that correctly, just another misguided instance where the artist and their music is blamed for the action of the masses. This is especially alarming considering Arnold doesn’t know who the perpetrators were or the motivation behind the shots being fired. They just instantly assume it was racially charged and it was because of some message they think is in the video.
Sometimes, you have to take a step back and wonder what year we are in. You would think that in 2016, this nonsense wouldn’t even be a factor and instead of everything being racially charged, people would look for the truth behind actions.
And people wonder why there is so much mistrust and even hatred among each other. It’s sickening, to say the very least.