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Why Are African-Americans So Unforgiving Of “Chrisette Michele” & “Tina Campbell ” Yet Forgives Everyone Else?

Why Are African Americans So Unforgiving Of "Chrisette Michele" & "Tina Campbell " Yet Forgives Everyone Else?

Photo Credit: Chrisette Michele (Brad Barket/PictureGroup) & Tina Campbell (Terry Wyatt-Getty Images for Dove Awards)

Ear Hustle 411 was asked why African Americans support white organizations which do not support them as well as supporting Arab and Asian companies who do not support African Americans but will hate their own for trying to make a living or having a freedom of choice.

Of course, that was something we had to ponder.  After Surfing the web to see exactly what people were talking about and how they felt about everything in question; we watched the communications, tweets and posts of how people reacted to Chrisette Michele’ and how she received major backlash following her performance at the 2017 presidential inauguration for Donald Trump.

African Americans felt betrayed, let down and felt like they got a kick in the face by these two women whom they supported for years.  They feel that Donald Trump is perpetuating hate and reinforcing racism to the highest level and for that, they are hurt at their choices. They are now considered Sell Outs!!!

There were many speculations that Trump paid her upwards of $750K and some were saying he stiffed her and never paid her as he did some of his contractors.  Needless to say, she did what she thought was best for her family and that was to perform for a sitting president per his request.  Many felt she sold her soul to the devil and have completely stopped supporting her.

Most recently, she was dropped from her record label allegedly due to poor album sales and she also talked about how depression and stress caused her to have a miscarriage.  Some simply just did not care.

We then saw where Gospel Singer Tina Campbell one half of the group Mary Mary disclosed she voted for Donald Trump because of his Christian Values and his disdain for homosexuality.  She did not back down when confronted.  Matter of fact, African-Americans felt she had a nasty disposition and an ugly attitude when she gave her reasons for voting for him.

She too is suffering financial loss because she had to cancel her concerts due to poor ticket sales.

Isn’t this what African Americans fought for?  Freedom of Speech, Equal Rights, Freedom of Expression, The Right to Vote and the ability to work and feed their families?  If so, why should these two women be singled out by their own for making a personal choice?

Well, when asked that question, most African Americans said they have the choice also on who they support and they simply choose not to support them because with choices comes consequences and they have those rights too.

The real question comes in when we were asked,” why will African Americans boycott their own people for simple choices and yet will continue to support major corporations that have made blacks look bad during advertising campaigns for the world to see”?

Dove just recently created a commercial where a black woman took a shower using Dove brand and became clean and white afterward, blacks called it racist yet Dove never lost a dime, Kellogg’s created a racially insensitive Corn Pops box yet blacks are still buying corn pops. Pepsi has made racial commercials and you still have black people say, “I don’t care, I gotta have my Pepsi. Mountain Dew, Burger King, NFL, and even Google to name a few have all made racially insensitive advertisements yet these companies are all still in business with much of its support from African Americans.  So why turn on your own for simply singing a darn song or voting for someone you don’t like?

We here so many people of all races calling African Americans Hypocrites for picking and choosing who they will destroy and it’s usually their own.    We ask that you all chime in and tell us why African-Americans will not forgive Tina Campbell and Chrisette Michele but will forgive everyone else. There was even speculation that African Americans love to see each other suffer and that Even Dylan Roof was forgiven from the very same people whose families he murdered in church.  So why are these two women being held with their feet to the fire???  Do you think if they apologize they will be forgiven or is this a lost cause?


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  1. Poison Ivy

    October 29, 2017 at 1:40 PM

    It’s very simple…we expect others to not have our best interest at heart…we don’t expect it from our own…so when they exhibit that…we show them how their choices/actions made us feel. These ladies made decisions that said to black people “I don’t care about you “….coming from black women the blow was too much to ignore…

    • Morpheus Prime

      October 30, 2017 at 1:05 PM

      So folks are supposed to support artists they do not agree with? As far as Dylan roof as I recall only the family forgave him most everyone else hates him.

      Quite simply you have a woman who is supported by the black community who has decided that it would be best to support a known racist and now people are simply not interested and supporting her, and we are supposed to feel bad for that? I’m sorry but this piece is illogical.

  2. Karen Nickerson

    October 29, 2017 at 2:45 PM

    I can only speak about Tina Campbell because I’ve never heard of the other lady. For me, the businesses that you speak of (Burger King, Pepsi) don’t stand as representatives of the Lord or the Christian faith. Tina Campbell has been singing for the Lord (or about the Lord) for a long time). For me, it is impossible for someone to have a true relationship with God while at the same time, supporting someone as vile as Donald Trump. I agree it’s her choice, but it is also my choice to not believe in the messages that she sings nor to support her “business” of Christian music. I know many people who sing gospel music have simply found a way to make money and could very well be atheist or agnostic for all I know. But as I followed Mary Mary through the years, I foolishly believed they had a heart for God, His Laws and His People. Tina Campbell’s bold support of Donald Trump opened my eyes — she’s just a sista making money off the Name of the Lord. For this reason, I choose to no longer buy her music nor attend her concerts. It has nothing to do with race — but here lately EVERYTHING is a RACE THING. I love Martha Menedez as well. If Martha had made a statement like Tina, I would stop buying her music too!

  3. Malik Brown

    October 30, 2017 at 12:03 AM

    Donald Trump supports white supremacists groups. To support him is to lend taciturn support to these groups. All money is not good money.

  4. Ashley

    October 30, 2017 at 4:36 AM

    I still support both. I believe we have been taught self hate and it causes many blacks to hate each other. Although many blacks are against Donald Trump, Hilary Clinton is no less of a racist! We need to stand with each other regardless of our differences of opinions. Just because I disagree with your opinion does not mean I should try to destroy you, your career etc. I want more blacks to succeed and am willing to support them.

  5. Jessie Hunt

    November 2, 2017 at 1:05 PM

    Firs that Dove commercial wasn’t racist… lol… Second Corn Pops and Dove both took steps to correct their actions once the public complained… Third… Chrisette decided to perform at the inauguration, despite the black communities disapproval prior… Fourth While Tina Campbell kept quite about her vote for Trump initially neither her nor Chrisette have done anything but try to justify their actions showing very little if any remorse..

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