I can not tell a lie. I've spent most of my free time, these past two days, following #ifslaverywasachoice. I’m asking God for forgiveness because I laughed my ass off.
I want to take a moment to thank Black Twitter for all they do. The way to respond to Kanye is to let him know that his words hold no weight. The Black Twitter/Van Lathan one/two punch did just that. So although I might check out the hashtag to see if there’s anything knew, I’ve decided that I’m not going to worry about Kanye because I can’t spend time on things and people I can’t control.
As an public figure, he definitely needs to be mindful of what comes out of his mouth because young people are listening and may not be mature enough to decipher stupid from accurate.
As he continues to spew this nonsense, we, as influencers in young people’s lives, must make sure that we’re encouraging them to see the difference between a true icon, activist, leader and a fake one.
Kanye can continue to think “freely” but my role is to make sure that my kids and any others that I have some influence over, make the right choice when looking for role models.