Chrisette Michele, You in Danger Girl

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Do you hear that silence? That is in fact the sound of Chrisette Michele’s dying career. Ever since I’ve seen the social media fallout slowly unfold after Chrisette Michele decided to turn her soul into a horcrux by agreeing to perform at the inauguration of orange Voldemort.

Word on the street is that she received $750,ooo for her performance, and in an interview with Billboard she stuck to her story, of agreeing to hit the high notes for the new bogus POTUS in the name of unity; “We can either shift for love or we can shift for division,” she said, “and I’d much rather shift for love.”

Um, Chrisette? Gurl, bye.

I’m not sure how she thought that coming out of whatever Forbidden Forest she was hiding in, after missing in the mainstream for like five years and then selling her vocals to the devil for a few hundred thousands was her “shifting for love.”

The country is shifting for faux populism, dictatorship, censorship, and inequality what it ain’t shifting for is love, dear.

In her interview, she states that her family disowned her for agreeing to perform, and plot twist she performed at one if the inauguration balls and notes that Trump didn’t even shake her hand.

Why would he? She does not look like one of his brethren, she does not reflect the 53% who uplifted his unethical values.

Can we expect other black folks with public platforms to serve as activists and mouthpieces for us all? I’m still trying to sort out my own feelings about that. Many comments online criticized the backlash against Michele and stated that she is a performer and not an activist, and that she probably needed the check.

I have no doubt about that, because I fear this might be the last chunk of change she sees for a while because any possible collaborators of hers are now worried that Trump’s bad juju has rubbed off on her.

There is not enough coin in the world that could have convinced me to set aside my values and the fact that much of the world would rather that any one with brown skin not exist in order to go hum a few tunes and shuck and jive for the president that shall not be named.

Chrisette, you in danger girl.

How do you feel about the whole thing? Do celebrities who are members of marginalized groups have a duty to side with the marginalized? Or is all fair in love and coin?

Let me know in the comments, and lawd jesus may we all find some tlc.

-Tiff

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