BUT I think it's a teachable moment.
An article if you want:
http://www.vox.com/2015/7/21/9012179/ta ... aj-twitter
The tweets that started it all:
If your video celebrates women with very slim bodies, you will be nominated for vid of the year - @NICKIMINAJ
My version: remember in high school, every once in a while there'd be a big "unity" kind of assembly where the teachers pull everybody together and sing kumbaya and talk about anti-bullying and how we should be nice to each other?I've done nothing but love & support you. It's unlike you to pit women against each other. Maybe one of the men took your slot.. - @taylorswift13
And then they richest, blondest girl in school who buys all her clothes at the mall stands up to say "I agree and totally support togetherness! It's so sad when girls are mean to each other!" - but you still remember when her friends called you an "fugly thing" when you were in the third grade, she's had a date for every dance of every year, she has NOT even tried to befriend the debate club kid who you all learned was cutting herself but you at least lended the poor girl a pencil and now this popular girl is saying that YOU should have done more?
that's kinda how taylor swift comes off telling nicki minaj "hey sis, we're in this together!"
remember when the skinny white blond girl who got a recording contract at 14 is just ONE OF US, guys.
Teachable moment is this: A woman of color who worked her ass off until finally getting a hit record in her late 20s should be listened to. Not told "oh come one we all understand, we're all the same, we're all in it together." Yeah sure NOW we're in it together since she's rich and famous. But we weren't always, still aren't, don't pretend you are, it's not cool. It's belittling. And I too may be white, and may say stupid white privilege things sometimes, but that doesn't stop me from the face palm whenever some other white celebrity feminist does it. I learned, you too can learn Taylor.
Just repeat after me: "I've got it good and I will use my privilege to help you."
See? Not so hard.