Dear Madonna, NOPE! You Cannot Use That Word
Social media keeps showing us that some of our favorite celebrities should really make use of their publicists 24/7 for all things. Also, they need to hire community managers to handle their accounts because when left to their own devices, they blow shit up so properly and so quickly. Madonna is the latest victim of her own stupidity, with a caption she posted on a picture of her son, Rocco, on Instagram.
And THIS is why she’s earned this sternly-worded letter.
Ma’am. I SAY MADAME! I just wanna lock you in a stadium of seats so you can pick plenty to have because you have tried it so hard! Your GOOFASS thought that referring to your son on Instagram as #DisNigga was cute. Nay. You thought it was a term of endearment. Your way to show love and shit to your white teenager. That is stupid.
First of all, the use of that phrase in that caption is so random that I just know your son was embarrassed for and by you. He probably saw it and went MOOOOMMMMMMM!!! And you were all “Aw Rocco! You know I’m a cool mom!”
NAWL, ma’am! Not cool!
You should know better than to use that word AT ALL, let alone, to describe your son (who is white). You grew up in Detroit, Madge, a city that’s a hotbed for race and culture in the United States. DETROIT! Just because you moved to London, adopted a fake British accent and got a random tooth gap doesn’t mean you forgot about racial politics HERE. In this country. And you surely can’t feign ignorance to the history behind the word.
Then when people call you out on it, you tell them “get off my dick, haters!” The only thing I’m hating about you are those unsightly arm veins you got from doing too much in the gym. It’s actually kinda petrifying. Come on, bro! You are a whole 55-years old writing captions that sound like Justin Bieber’s ass wrote. Chile, I’m ashamed for you and I facepalm in your honor.
Less than a century ago, white people were still lynching Black folks as they yelled “nigger” in our faces. Did you forget that? If so, please open up a book or two.
Shit, we’re still being lynched but we’re not hanging from trees anymore but don’t take me down that road. And here you go tryna be down with the word because apparently, since you were using it for your white son, it shouldn’t be a big deal. THAT AIN’T HOW IT WORKS!
And the classic empty non-apology apology you gave days today, talmbout “I appreciate that it’s a provocative word and I apologize if it gave people the wrong impression. Forgive me.”
Jesus forgives. I hold grudges (because I’m petty).
White people, you cannot use the N-word. I don’t care if you said GA not GER. Or your best friend is Black. Or you adopted a son from Malawi. STAHP. Just stop it right this moment.
And MY main question is that if you call your white son #DisNigga, what do you call your Malawian son?
I’m concerned that you’re raising a little Black boy without having the sense to understand a CORE point in racial dynamics.
It’s just mad disappointing. But you know the defense of choice whenever white folks wanna use the N-word is always “well Black people use it. Why can’t we?”
Words used within a group are not always appropriate when used by someone who is an outsider. We all know this as a fact. Some members of the LGBT community use the F-word that rhymes with bag as a term of endearment. If my heterosexual ass used that word, I should be dropkicked in the shins. That is not MY word to use. I don’t have the right. AND I am a member of the privileged class that uses the word to be reductive so I cannot use it no matter how many gay people I know who do.
Same with the word “bitch” and women. If a man refers to me as such, I might wanna elbow him in chest.
So cut this whole thing out. The fact that we STILL have to have this conversation is just mind-boggling and it makes my soul tah’d. I just wanna go have a nap.
In conclusion, HAVE A GAHTDAMB SEAT, MADONNA! You were wrong and your apology sucked. When you know better, you’re supposed to do better. Don’t use that word and tell your friends too. BYE GIRL!
P.S. Your British accent is actually pretty terrible. You can stop it now.
P.P.S. It’s MLK Day. I wanted to be gentle on you. Catch me tomorrow though and my words might rip you a new tooth gap.
So what are your thoughts on this saga? How many seats should Madonna occupy?