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To wonder whether Honey G is a racist act?...

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Bananabread123 Thu 03-Nov-16 07:48:39

... And the modern equivalent of black face? Are those who laugh at her act actually laughing at black culture?

OhhBetty Thu 03-Nov-16 07:50:49

I think they're just laughing at her. She is in no way representing black culture for me. It's probably more racist to say she can't try to rap because she's white imo.

SalemSaberhagen Thu 03-Nov-16 07:52:24

There was a good article in the Guardian regarding this. I think so, yes.

Soubriquet Thu 03-Nov-16 07:54:23

Why? Cos white people cant rap?

Dontpanicpyke Thu 03-Nov-16 07:55:47

Don't see her as 'black culture' or anything to do with black culture how odd! anyone can rap.

She's not a good singer but people mainly laugh because she's a middle aged white woman and middle aged white women committ the awful crime of being older.

To he fair the petulant sulky face of Gifty Louise who went out last week made me quite glad HG was still in. It's a silly show anyway now but the kids like it.

Daytona79 Thu 03-Nov-16 07:56:20

Is eminem racist..? Or beasty boys.

I think the claims of her being racist are a nonsense.

Dontpanicpyke Thu 03-Nov-16 07:57:37

Yea quite the Guardian hate middle aged white women too.

Vixxfacee Thu 03-Nov-16 07:58:40

What is annoying is her trying to emulate what she THINKS is black culture based on stereotypes and assumptions..

GizmoFrisby Thu 03-Nov-16 07:59:32

Why can't she rap because she is white? Racism right there OP

ZoeTurtle Thu 03-Nov-16 07:59:45

No, I don't think so. She's very clearly taking the piss out of a certain kind of rapper, but a kind that tends to be white - i.e. the kind that pretends to be from 'the hood' when they actually grew up in Chelsea and went to private school.

I thought it was hilarious that Professor Green accused her of taking the piss out of rap... in his fake American hood accent.

PigletWasPoohsFriend Thu 03-Nov-16 08:00:59

I think the claims of her being racist are a nonsense.

I agree.

MrsJayy Thu 03-Nov-16 08:01:31

She is a middle age woman who auditioned as a rapper and got to the live shows she is pretty naff but not racist or blacking up. Is eminem racist ?

SoupDragon Thu 03-Nov-16 08:02:14

How about Macklemore? Is he racist?

Bluntness100 Thu 03-Nov-16 08:03:04

It never even occurred to me, so yes, I think it's unreasonable and taking it too far to think that.

Anyways, I think she's just a joke novelty act and am appalled people are voting for her, there is people on that show who can actually sing and winning would change their lives and open up opportunities for them so to vote for the parody over these folks is unpleasant in my view.

In addition if she is as into and believes in what she as as much as she comes across, I'm concerned for her mental health.

But no, I don't see it as black culture, any trip round London would show you that's not the case.

Neonoen Thu 03-Nov-16 08:03:24

No idea but I saw two people blacked up at Halloween. It was all a bit 1970s

MrsJayy Thu 03-Nov-16 08:04:53

Professor Greens accent is hilarious and he certainly isnt from 'the hood'

catinbooots Thu 03-Nov-16 08:04:57

I thinks people are saying she's racist, not because she's a white rapper, but because she appears to be taking the piss out of rap music (which is traditionally part of black culture)

I don't think she's racist. I just think she's a fool.

LittleLionMansMummy Thu 03-Nov-16 08:05:11

No, she's just shit. As is everything to do with X Factor.

LuddersWittgenstein Thu 03-Nov-16 08:05:24

Awesome post OP. Cheered me right up.

Oh? You're serious? Jesus wept.

At least you avoided 'cultural appropriation' in your post. Of course she isn't racist, any more than a black person singing Country / Western.

She makes my ears hurt but that doesn't mean she's anything worse than shit.

Vixxfacee Thu 03-Nov-16 08:05:42

You cant compare her with any legit white rappers just because they have skin colour in common.

She isn't serious. I don't find her racist but like I said people trying to emulate what they perceive to be black culture based on cultural or media stereotypes is annoying but laughable.

Aeroflotgirl Thu 03-Nov-16 08:07:04

How ridiculous! Rapping is for everyone, not just for a certain group of people, narrow minded and racist towards white people.

Aeroflotgirl Thu 03-Nov-16 08:07:55

She is a comedy act, well gather all the comedians up then and call them racist, sexist, disablist etc!

Aeroflotgirl Thu 03-Nov-16 08:09:10

Oh yes the Guardian, the fountain of all knowledge, white, socialist newspaper, says it all really.

derxa Thu 03-Nov-16 08:09:58

www.theguardian.com/music/2016/nov/02/lily-allen-blasts-offensive-x-factor-contestant-honey-g
Here is the perfect Guardian article. Two idiots perfectly enmeshed.

MrsJayy Thu 03-Nov-16 08:10:46

But i dont think she thinks she is taking the piss or maybe she is a ploy to bring down xfactor they will put any old shit on it. Why people still audition for x factor is beyond me

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