i know the whole kinder and gentler thing reeks of a self serving political correctness, but eff it, it’s “all me”. ok. addressing the elephant in the room on christmas. #chipanesedownunder2013″ and compared a video of Japanese women singing to speaking in tongues. The day after Christmas, Questlove posted an apology to Facebook for promoting Asian stereotypes: ok. addressing the elephant in the room on christmas, unfortunately, i’ve offended my asian brothers & sisters with an IG post which i made during my recent tour of japan. in that post, i likened a japanese department store employee’s vocal intonation to that of a (church) deacon speaking in tongues. —look. I will be better in 2014 (i promise), Open Mike Eagle – Anime Trauma And Divorce, Sturgill Simpson – Cuttin’ Grass Vol. i’m a human being and dumber yet, i’m a public figure. Englehart, of Asian heritage, replied, “Nah you’re in The Loots. I for one, should never allow my cultural bias to take precedence over my “examined life” (clunkers be damned). unfortunately, i’ve … allow me to ask for forgiveness and understanding from anyone that i’ve offended. The day after Christmas, Questlove posted an apology to Facebook for promoting Asian stereotypes:. so, let me make this abundantly clear…. And no, it wasn’t Duck Dynasty/Phil Robertson mean spirited-xenophobic dumb (but the last time i checked, sleep was still the cousin of death). On Christmas, while I was unwrapping Roots leader Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson’s musical memoir Mo’ Meta Blues, Questlove himself was fielding accusations of racism due to some posts he made on Instagram in a conversation with celebrity chef Padma Lakshmi and booking agent Dawn Englehart that mocked the Japanese accent. given that black culture consistently finds itself at the butt end of so many offensive “outsider” jokes, I should be way, way more sensitive (after all, who’s zooming who). #BulletTrain #270mph #loud https://t.co/Iu7Vzq7PuE, — Streams Of Thought Vol 3 available NOW (@questlove) December 21, 2013. so, here i am once again, publicly coming to terms with some more of my stupid “say, say, say” ish. if you’re lucky enough to be either of the aforementioned, then not only should one stay clear of saying or writing hurtful things, one should actively work against feeling comfortable, thinking hurtful thoughts. 1 – The Butcher Shoppe Sessions, Questlove Apologizes For Racist Instagrams. The post has since been deleted, but as Gigwise points out, Questo posted, “Hey @dawnenglehart is it racist for me to write the Sour Tlain? clearly, i didn’t intend to offend anyone (asian or otherwise), clearly, i *thought* that comparison was funny-cute. in hindsight, it’s easy to see how my post was yet another example of the ugly, american flipping yet another ugly/racially/culturally insensitive script. You’re … Arrowed.” There was also this: McSnoleArot. Thank you for tonight For many of us, we have a personal connection to Prnce, but you had a personal relationship with him, so for you to give of yourself while you yourself process means so much.

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