Oblivious Liberal “Hipsters” Caught with Racist Foot in Mouth. How Could They Miss This?
Anyone remember when liberals called for renaming of Lynchburg, Tennessee? The outcries of racism came from all sorts of the liberal media. They said that it was named after lynching black people and we were beyond that as a country. Except, if any of them bothered to even use a Google search, they could see it was named after the original resident, Tom Lynch.
Why is basic research important when blowing the horn of racism? Ask Ali Slutsky and Mary Mickel. The two women are under fire for naming their public relations firm after a song they thought would have artists of all sorts identify with. Their choice of song? 'Strange Fruit' by Billie Holiday.
'Strange Fruit' is known to be a song that, unlike Lynchburg, Tennessee, has a real racist past. The song is about the term that was used when black people were hung up on trees and killed. That, in itself, makes the branding of 'Strange Fruit' a poor choice for a liberal PR firm. The two hipster know it alls failed at the very basic message of their company: Public Relations.
This is more than just a case of a pair of know it all liberal girls being too spoiled to even care how badly they were hurting the very people they claimed to 'champion.' Not only did they call it 'Strange Fruit' with zero research done into the negative connotation of the term, but when it was pointed out to them--over a year ago--they responded with glib remarks on how they were on a mission to take the phrase back. They insisted it was a song about how better America could be.
Let's give the girls the benefit of the doubt. After all, it does take a lot of study to really decipher these lyrics: 'Black bodies swinging in the southern breeze, Strange fruit hanging from the poplar trees.' Oh wait, no it doesn't. These girls just seem to know it all and can't be bothered to do a simple online search. It would stand to reason if you are a Public Relations company, these are the simple things you would do with ANY important decision.
Maybe their ideology is okay in the liberal hold-fast of Austin, Texas, but the rest of this good land of ours might not be able to see how the two rich, white, 'educated', liberals, whose parents handed them the money for a business without either of them having to work for it, could mistake those lines--as they have went on record saying--as a message of 'hospitality' of a dreamed about world that they hoped 'one day would be a possibility.'