Jill Scott, a Grammy award-winning singer and songwriter — who I have honestly never heard of despite being darn near middle-aged — was blasted full tilt on social media this week after she decided to change the lyrics to the Star-Spangled Banner for a recent performance at Essence Fest. So, my theory on why Scott pulled this stunt is that she’s fallen into obscurity and is desperate to be the center of attention, thus, she decided to express her wokeness in the most offensive way possible. I mean, it worked, right? She’s in the headlines now, including this one.
If not for this, I wouldn’t even know she existed.
“Oh, say can you see, by the blood in the streets, that this place doesn’t smile on you, colored child. who’s blood built this land, with sweat and their hands. But you’ll die in this place, and your memory erased,” Scott crowed into the microphone during her performance.
Anyone else’s eyeballs roll right out of their skulls upon reading this? Mine are currently being used as cat toys by the feline occupants of my home. Thanks, Ms. Scott. Thanks a lot.
Everyone please rise for the only National Anthem we will be recognizing from this day forward.
— ESSENCE (@Essence) July 5, 2023
“Oh, say can you see, does this truth hold any weight? This is not the land of the free, but the home of the slaves,” the singer finished, having thoroughly butchered a beautiful song that celebrates the very freedom that has enabled her to complain, whine, and earn a living doing it.
“Social media users quickly took to Twitter to lambast Scott for desecrating the National Anthem, many of them pointing out that she has acquired an estimated net worth of $12 million in the country she apparently loathes,” Breitbart News reported.
“A WOKE rendition of the National Anthem where she changed the lyrics to speak about how oppressed Black people are,” former Republican Congressional candidate Lavern Spicer said about the lyric change. “She says ‘This is not the land of the free, but the home of the slave…’ For reference, Jill Scott’s net worth is estimated to be $12 MILLION and is likely much higher. In what way is she oppressed?”
Man, if having a net worth in the millions is “oppression,” then please, someone, oppress me. Immediately. Where do I sign up for this program?
“IRONY — A woman with a net worth of over $12 million dollars is singing to a packed Caesars Superdome about how bad you have it in America,” another user said. “Jill Scott performed this cringe at the Essence Festival in New Orleans, an exclusively black event that ‘celebrates Black artists and Black women.’”
“Home of the slave huh,” another zinged, including a screenshot of an image that shows Scott’s net worth. Also, you know, we abolished slavery a long, long time ago. So who here is a slave now?
“She should move to anywhere else and see how bad she has it here,” a user commented. “I hear Afghanistan is nice.”
Another individual said, ““Telling young black people they are victims of oppression they never experienced, and doesn’t exist today, is providing them a crutch they can use to fail in life.”
See what the radical left isn’t telling you is that wokeness is like a blood sucking leech that attaches to a person’s intellect and slurps it all up until all that’s left is a dried out husk. That’s why super talented, smart, well educated individuals have become supremely stupid in our current day and age.
Congratulations, Jill Scott. You’ve joined their ranks.
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