By: Sebastien “@TheGayBestie” Gaudin
Turns out not everyone is a fan on Nicki Minaj after all. Last week the raptress released her promo video for the track, “Only”, which of course had fans go crazy. On the other side of the fence at The Anti-Defamation League not everyone is smiling.
ADL National Director and Holocaust survivor Abraham H. Foxman, issued this statement:
“Nicki Minaj’s new video disturbingly evokes Third Reich propaganda and constitutes a new low for pop culture’s exploitation of Nazi symbolism. The irony should be lost on no one that this video debuted on the 76th anniversary of Kristallnacht, the “night of broken glass” pogrom that signaled the beginning of the Final Solution and the Holocaust.
It is troubling that no one among Minaj’s group of producers, publicists and managers raised a red flag about the use of such imagery before ushering the video into public release.
This video is insensitive to Holocaust survivors and a trivialization of the history of that era. The abuse of Nazi imagery is deeply disturbing and offensive to Jews and all those who can recall the sacrifices Americans and many others had to make as a result of Hitler’s Nazi juggernaut.“
We understand the work of art, but somethings should be taken with sensitivity. The amount of profanity and imagery used with the visuals and tracks can come highly offensive. This was something apart of history that shouldn’t be taken lightly or made a mockery of. There is a line and clearly its been crossed with this effort.
Is really how far entertainment is willing to go?
About The Writer
As a New Jersey native it came as no surprise when Sebastien, birthed a knack for talking and writing. During his college days the young blogger gained experience through international talkers such as The Maury Show and The Mo’nique Show. After years of interning and assisting the aspiring journalist threw caution to the wind and launched The Gay Bestie, LLC.
The lifestyle and culture company provides a different spin on love, sex, relationships, and fashion. #TGB focuses on the 21st Century woman and her loyal companion, other known as the gay bestie. Readers will find discussions that are usually held behind closed doors placed in the forefront to totally meet the needs of all. No, topic is ever off limits.
So ladies brace yourselves because Sebastien is taking you places where you’ll be sure to blush and share a laugh! He’s giving exactly what’s been missing. Grab you’re favorite beverage (i.e. red wine), sit back, and prepare to gab about this with your girlfriends the minute you see them.