Catherine seeing how much money she's lost on all these canceled vinyl pre-orders.
The hardest part of it all is that the album is still great, and it's easy to disassociate the music from the artist (I waited too long to realize this for Ms. Petras), but I resisted because she doesn't deserve my coin for being a total piece of shit.I know it's bad but I still lowkey want the vinyl.
I... still don't know how to feel about all of this. I do commend her for donating proceeds to charities and people in need. I'm also not apart of the black community so I can't really speak on whether this apology is thorough enough or rectifying of her past but at least she put some effort in it this time.
Yeah, that's my only quibble, but I think it's less of acknowledging that all white people are active consumers and participants of/in racism and more so her clarifying that that's not the role that she wants to play. There are people that are militant in their racism and efforts to be bigots, and that's the not the case here. I can excuse that simply because it's more so semantics and my/our ability to have access to better forms of self-expression. Her heart is clearly in the right place as she not only issued another apology, but reflected deeply and took ownership of her actions without circumventing that she voluntarily and knowingly did what she did.I appreciate this apology - it feels more thoughtful, sincere, and there is a call to action from her actions in donating to marginalized charities. But I have to say, the phrase "I am not racist" will always make me cringe.
This is the shit we need to see in pop, in politics, in the world.