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.
"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."
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