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Some at Grammy's Show Their Solidarity and Ignorance?

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  1. righteousdude2

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    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs...pearance-at-the-grammys-heres-why-it-matters/

    It looks as though Ferguson and "hands up, don't shoot" will just not go away? As two different music sets demonstrated solidarity for Brown by raising their hands in the now all too familiar "hands up, don't shoot" sign.

    They certainly have a right to protest. I am not taking that away from them. Nevertheless, to use a national music aw ards show as their personal "bully pulpit,"well, that is going too far!

    I wonder if another mucisian used their act to voice their displeasure with Obama and his failure to confront the immigration issue, or opening relations with Cuba would have been as well received as these two singers and their attempts to signal solidarity by raising their hands? BTW - for me, this was another display of stupidity, because forensics have proven Brown did not have his hands up when he was shot and killed after personally initiating a physical confrontation with a police officer.

    I wonder what others think (of course I already know what some of you think) about this ridiculous attempt to resurrect a controversial topic at a televised music awards show? Was it right or wrong?
     
  2. matt wade

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    What else would you classify as "going to far"? Was Tebow's displays of Bible verses "going to far"?
     
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    I was more offended by Kanye messing up Beck's moment.
     
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    You! :thumbs:
     
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    Granted, that was unacceptable, but not unexpected. What would say should be done with his antics?
     
  6. matt wade

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    Forgive me for attempting to respond to your forum thread. In the future I'll make sure to simply make personal attacks against you, rather than engage the topic.
     
  7. InTheLight

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    Yes, you keep bringing it up on BB.


    Maximum exposure. Good move on their part. I didn't see it, if I had I wouldn't have liked it. Still, got to give them props for pulling it off.
     
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    Seriously, who really cares about the Grammys besides those in the music business and those who subscribe to the gossip magazines?
     
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    Beck winning almost redeems the music industry. Almost.
     
  10. righteousdude2

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    Now who is playing the role of "victim!" You know, in your heart, you were not engaging the subject. So, man up, and move on!
     
  11. matt wade

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    You have no clue what is in my heart, so don't try and tell me.

    I most definitely was engaging the topic at hand. You need to get over yourself and stop looking for a boogey man in every post.
     
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    You're right. I don't know your heart. Just glad to hear you admit to having a heart. :smilewinkgrin:
     
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    It was really great for him. I don't know if the album was really the best but it almost seemed like it was more of a lifetime achievement award. I've always loved Beck. He has always been a creative, innovative and intelligent musician who has never been afraid of experimentation in music.
     
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    I love the guy. Not everything he's done, but he had been pretty consistently excellent for the last 20 years.
     
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