Erykah Badu Would Like To Talk About The Hitler Comments She Made

January 25, 2018 / Posted by:

Yesterday Vulture published an interview with Erykah Badu that no doubt caused hundreds of PR crisis management specialists to drop their business cards in her mailbox. Erykah proved she’s the most loving, positive-vibes hippie of all by claiming to see the good in Hitler. Generally there’s one socially acceptable opinion of Hitler (ie. he’s bad), so of course social media lit up and went off on Erykah.

Upon realizing that her “Hitler was a great painter and also was once a child” argument hit a nerve, she hopped on Instagram and encouraged everyone to talk it out. Erykah later went on Twitter to discuss further. Erykah didn’t apologize and came through with some new opinions as well. Like that she could do without the word “problematic.

Despite numerous people yelling at her about defending one of history’s worst, Erykah still doesn’t totally appear to get why people are pissed at her. And don’t call her problematic. According to Erykah, the only problem she’s got is how the media took her comments out of context.

But she did backtrack on the “Hitler wasn’t all bad” angle. Erykah says she was just using Hitler as an exaggerated example of compassion.

I read the whole Vulture article, and I understand that Erykah is all about unconditional compassion. But come on, Hitler was definitely the wrong example to use. First off, because he’s the worst, and secondly because he’s dead. The real test of Erykah’s love-based compassion would be how she applies it to a not-nearly-as-evil, still-living person. Like the person who accidentally sits on one of her fancy hats at an awards ceremony. Let’s see how compassionate she is when her favorite hat gets crushed by a stranger’s clumsy ass.


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