White Woman Who Appropriated 'This Is America' Video Said 'I'm Sick Of People Mad At Slavery'

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White Woman Who Appropriated 'This Is America' Video Said 'I'm Sick Of People Mad At Slavery'

Nicole Arbour was also slammed for her "All Lives Matter-ing" response to the backlash of her parody.

Published May 16, 2018

The white Canadian YouTuber who released her own version of Childish Gambino's "This is America" is coming under fire for her take on the video as well as past tweets that belittle residual feelings of anger surrounding slavery. 

Since she published the video, Nicole Arbour's name has been in everyone's mouth. As a result, the comedian has tweeted several messages defending her decision and calling for everyone to have more understanding about her own point of view. 

  1. When Arbour tried to tweet about how important empathy is, people quickly reminded her of a past, deleted tweet about slavery
  2. Someone else posted her commenting "black women tears everywhere" in response to backlash she's recently received
  3. When Arbour first dropped her "This Is America: Women's Edit" video, no one was here for it
  4. Eventually, Arbour released a statement in response to the criticism she's received

    "It was created with every intention of bringing a light to women's experiences such as the shaming of mothers breast feeding, common place date rape drugging, the labels put on us of 'prude or hoe,' pressures to create a family, workplace harassment, the glass ceiling, drug dependency, effects of social media on modern relationships and self, and included a nod to the cheerleaders who have come forward demanding at least min wage from the multi million dollar corporations they work for," she wrote.

    "It was a tongue in cheek way to give additional glory to what I believe is the most impactful piece of art in recent years," she added.

    "In retrospect, due to the sensitive nature of the original, I understand why some people are wrongly portraying this as white vs black. However, this was not the intent or theme at all."

  5. Which was met by vitriol for "all lives matter-ing" a work of Black art

Written by Rachel Herron

(Photo: Robin Marchant/Getty Images)


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