According to Chrisette Michele, Boycotts and Marches Are Not the Answer

According to Chrisette Michele, Boycotts and Marches Are Not the Answer

"I'm no #PoliticalGenius."

Published July 12, 2016

R&B singer Chrisette Michele decided to share some of her political views on Twitter earlier today (July 12), but it didn’t totally go over too well with fans.

In a post captioned with a disclaimer of “I’m no #PoliticalGenius,” the singer passionately shared a detailed explanation about why she feels boycotts and marches are “respectfully” not the answer, because they are outdated methods of protest and were effective 60 years ago, but not today.

“Respectfully, I don’t believe that a boycott is the answer. It was the answer 60 years ago,” the singer wrote on Twitter. “I don’t believe that marches are the answer. They were the answer 60 years ago. Not when you have clothing label owners like Nicki Minaj leading the way at chains like K-Mart. Not when you’ve got hair product owners like Courtney Adelye leading the way at stores like Sally’s. Not when you have record label owners like myself and Janelle Monae selling music at stores like Target.”

The singer then went on to discuss that the way to affect change in our country is through action, and while many agree with her point there, many fans disagreed with her overall comment that marches and boycotts are not effective.

Check out her post in full below, as well as some of the strong reactions that followed.

Written by KC Orcutt

(Photo: Paras Griffin/Getty Images for 2016 Essence Festival)


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