May 27, 2013 by gabnormal
Wednesday last week beef broke out between California Gurl Katy Perry and rapper Chief Keef after Perry dissed Keef’s new song “Hate Bein’ Sober” via social networking site Twitter.
Perry tweeted “Just heard a new song on the radio called ‘I hate being sober” I now have serious doubt for the world.”
Apparently them’s be fightin’ words that Keef did no take kindly to, as evident in his responses:
“Dat bitch Katy Perry Can Suck Skin Off my Dick.”
“Ill Smack The Shit out her.”
Fearful for real life repercussions, Perry apologized saying “Mr. Keef! I’m sorry if I offended you, I heard a lot of people guesting on the song & didn’t even know it was you in particular. Actually, I’m a fan of your ‘Don’t Like’ video tbh, I was really just having a general opinion on our generations desire to be constantly intoxicated. Believe me, I’m a lover not a hater. x”
That’s right, Katy Perry. Run away with your tail between your legs, spouting apologies in the face of threats rather than calmly handling the situation where no apology was necessary on your behalf.
In his defense, Keef did apologize saying, “Oh I’m Sorry Too Then.”
I am about to explain what just happened here, because it is a prime example to illustrate part of the reason that violence against not only women but all minorities is allowed to run rampant.
First, Perry had no need to apologize. For one reason or another, she didn’t like the song. That’s her opinion and she’s allowed to have it. If Chief Keef doesn’t like it, too bad. I’m sure he has opinions of his own that other people don’t like (no pun intended) and they don’t throw threats his way every time he expresses them.
Second, the happens all the time in many different capacities and the outcome is driven by fear. This is the reason that so many people don’t speak up when they should. The fear of being harmed in one way or another stops them from saying or doing what is right, or sticking to their own opinions when they might not be the most popular.
This small Twitter conversation is an allegory for why so many minorities are subjected to violence on a regular basis and fear prevents anything from being done about it because while victims are fearful for their health, safety and well being, the people in positions of power who could actually make a difference are too afraid of being knocked down the totem pole.
Fear dominates the relationship between far too many minorities and groups of people in power, and it will continue to do so until we no longer let it.