Last week, legendary singer Aretha Franklin shuffled off this mortal coil and into the great beyond. Naturally, tributes came pouring in from everyone, famous or otherwise. Stevie Wonder paid his final R-E-S-P-E-C-T’s to Aretha, then gave his mind-numbingly stupid theory about what killed her. You’re gonna love this:
Stevie Wonder has given a heartfelt interview to ‘CBS This Morning’ saying that we need to celebrate the life of Aretha Franklin and continue her legacy through her music.
Wonder drew a line between the increase of cancer and the ignorance of global warming. “I just feel that all these various diseases that we have and all that is happening in the world in part is because there are those who don’t believe in global warming, don’t believe that what we do affects the world,” he said. “Heat affects the world and affects us.”
“We will never unlock the key until we truly let go of the hatred, the bigotry, the evilness, the selfishness. We do that and we can unlock some of those things that keep us in this place.”
So, let me get this straight. Stevie is trying to say climate change and bigotry played a hand in flatlining Aretha Franklin.
Aretha died from cancer at seventy-six years old. She didn’t bite it from heat stroke while the Klan was chasing her and yelling the N-word. Now I’m no doctor, but I’m skeptical of Stevie’s notion that a couple extra degrees of heat in the summer and the existence of bigotry caused the cells in Aretha’s pancreas to mutate in a malignant fashion. Just saying.
Stevie doesn’t seem to
see recognize the stupidity in his remarks. I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt and assume he wasn’t intending on turning his words or remembrance into a political diatribe. Nevertheless, he’s using Aretha’s casket as a soapbox to push a leftist cause. Not a good look, Stevland.
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