Regarding the recent situation about Billie Eilish using the word 'chink'..
To start it all off properly: I do feel people have the right to address issues – everybody should be able to express their opinion on subjects they feel the urge to address. I am no exception to having this possibility – whether it is through this blog or whatever way I feel the need to address certain things.
Recently, a news article regarding a possible ban on music by Billie Eilish in China got my attention. It basically was about the fact that Chinese fans felt led down by Billie Eilish for rapping along to the word ‘chink’ used in a song by Tyler the Creator. Billie Eilish is turning 20 mid-December; the clip that popped up on the net that started the buzz was showing Billie Eilish at age 13.
Yeah, that’s something that happened almost 7 (!) years ago she feels the need to apologize for. I’m repeating myself in the following way for a very obvious reason: s e v e n y e a r s !
I do feel all possible sides must be addressed and should be based on facts instead of assumptions as much as possible; I will try my best at sharing my vision on the situation.
It is not one of her own songs where the word was used – she was caught up in the hype singing along to one by another artist.
She was 13 at that time – not even getting into this too much..
Racism is just bad in all possible ways – with her feeling the need to apologize for this event that happened almost 7 years ago means she is definitely sharing this particular opinion people are trying to put a ban on her music over there.
Got the feeling I am starting missing out more and more of the logic of today’s world with events like this going on day by day.