If you were alive in the past six years, you’ve probably heard the angelic pipes of Bruno Mars. He’s successful and has the face of a cherub. Naturally, social justice trashcans hate him. Particularly because he makes music they think only black people should make. Apparently, Bruno Mars isn’t black enough to make R&B or funk. He’s a melting pot of different races — Filipino, Puerto Rican (aka where many black people come from), Jewish, etc. But his blackity blackness isn’t black enough to make “black” music.
The Bruno blackness controversy isn’t a new thing, but the video below sparked the debate again. Let the flames of SJW madness consume us!
P.S.: This video is about 30 minutes too long. Watching the first few minutes will give you the gist of it.
He is benefitting off of what a black person would not be able to do. That is the issue. Bruno Mars is more popular because of his racial ambiguity.
Yes, this is a real quote. Forgive my white ignorance, but I thought black people were able to make music.
I f*cking hate Bruno Mars. If Bruno Mars died tomorrow I would bake a f*cking cake. Bruno Mars is 100% a cultural appropriator, he is racially ambiguous, he is not black at all, and he plays up his racial ambiguity to be able to cross genres. People have realized that they prefer their black culture and their black music from a non-black face.
Well that’s disturbing. By the way, this is the guy they’re attacking:
“When you say ‘black music,’ understand that you are talking about rock, jazz, R&B, reggae, funk, doo-wop, hip-hop, and Motown. Black people created it all. Being Puerto Rican, even salsa music stems back to the Motherland [Africa]. So, in my world, black music means everything. It’s what gives America its swag.”
Bruno clearly has a profound appreciation and respect for his musical influences. Alas, ’tis not enough for self-segregating, bitter bridge trolls. Methinks the real root of the rage has to do with Bruno’s lax nature. He focuses on being a musician over being an activist. His music isn’t #woke enough.
“And how are you going to tell me that this song that I’m writing is only going to be catered to Puerto Ricans or to white people or only Asian people. How are you going to tell me that? My music is for anybody who wants to listen to it.”
This outrage is misplaced, even if Bruno Mars were as white as the cocaine snuggled atop Paris Hilton’s upper lip. People don’t have to justify themselves by the amount of melanin in their skin. Isn’t that the point of getting rid of racism?
Cultural appropriation isn’t a thing. The only people who believe in cultural appropriation are those who have no identity outside of their race’s “culture.” Black people don’t have a monopoly on Motown or funk, despite having played a huge role in those genres. Just like white people don’t have a monopoly on rock (or using ketchup as a spice). Here’s looking at you, Darius Rucker.
Policing cultural mixing doesn’t work in America. We’re a melting pot of different ethnicities and cultures, a lot like Bruno Mars. Maybe that’s why SJWs hate him so much. Resembles the States a bit too much.