Originally Posted by lee_44106
Is it only because a black guy disrupted the speech of a blond woman that this is all a big deal?
What if he disrupted Beyonce's speech?
Would there be this amount of outrage?
Faux-outrage and celebutard twattering galore, absolutely. With MTV clawing at any chance to stay relevant any "scandal" will do.
Originally Posted by JLibourel
I love Taylor Swift. I especially loved her in her dual role as the haughty, sexy, bitchy brunette "mean girl" in the winning "You Belong With Me" video.
I can only speculate on what would have happened had Beyonce won and some burly male country music star--say, someone like Trace Adkins or Toby Keith--had wrested the microphone from her and proclaimed Taylor to be a more deserving winner. Somehow, I think the level of public outrage and indignation would have been far higher.
Its a shame really that so many are fabricating a racial issue where there is none. 1. I firmly believe Kanye had decided early on that if anyone not Beyonce had won he would that. 2. Its not a matter of black/white, its a matter of whats relevant to the intended audience. A more appropriate scenario would be: Had Beyonce won an award at the CMA's and this had happened to her what would be the outcome? People would still be talking just as much because its flat out disrespectful but I think the race thing would not have been soooo implied.
The only thing that bothers me about it is the ironic implicit racism shown by those claiming racism to begin with. Honestly, fuck MTV/VMAs, fuck Kanye, and fuck Taylor. Move on.