Who knew a video about Individualism, walking down the street while stripping away one’s clothes, and being shot in the same spot Kennedy was killed in order to send a message would cause so much controversy.
But anytime you have nudity and are giving a message that says anything other than what society wishes to accept, there is going to be trouble.
Unless you are Pagan and then you just don’t give a damn lol. So this Pagan gets it and respects the voice who sends it even if I am not a follower of her tunes. But after this, I might have to be.
And what was the message?
"Group think that’s like a form of thinking that causes you to bury what you really feel inside to please the group so you won’t be ostracized by the group," Badu told the Wall Street Journal. "It’s a comfort zone that we create for ourselves, and I go outside of that comfort zone."
As Badu’s body lies on the ground, (in the video) she speaks in a narrative voice to explain the message. "They play it safe. Are quick to assassinate what they do not understand," Badu says in the voiceover. "This is what we have become. Afraid to respect the individual." Source
To catch the video and read the hype go to Erkah Badu’s web site. Here
The sad thing is, we do that. Society, all around the world, will crush what it refuses to understand. And that’s REFUSE since so many will not even listen or open their minds or simply say, "Hey, that’s cool if it works for you. Its not my thang, but its yours so I can respect that."
People who pass the kids who dresses differently in the mall—they gawk and stare and make fun of him. Those who look at a strange but shocking piece of art, flip completely out. Those who name or raise their children different are mocked, threatened, and sometimes even harassed. Those who live different lifestyles which harm no one else are sometimes…killed.
But a little nudity and a message is what is poisoning and harming us, right? lol I think some people missed the message.