Doesn’t this chick have a radio show to present?
BBC Radio 1 presenter and former T4 host Jameela Jamil has posted a blog in defence of her mate Lily Allen, who earlier last week released the controversial video to her new single Hard Out Here (Click here to read all about it).
Presenter now turned racism analyst/expert Jameela had this to say in her blog post titled ‘Another Bloody Blog About ‘Hard Out Here’.
Every morning this week I’ve fallen out of my bed, grabbed my phone, and waded through my twitter feed expecting to read about the Typhoon which has devastated so many tens and thousands of people. It made sense to me that it would dominate all other topics of conversation.
I was wrong. Instead I have spent the entire week hearing of Lily Allen’s new controversial video. Hard Out Here. Everyone’s having their say. It’s (bafflingly) splitting the nation. Few people aren’t weighing in.
I personally thought the song and video were well executed delivering a straight forward message. A good point well made. I saw little scope for such mass debate, so I was curious… and I decided to read.
The moment I almost threw my laptop out of the window was when I knew it was time to say something.
Let us start with the Racism debate. I have read Newspaper articles, at least 40 blogs and countless tweets in defence of the “poor, nameless, voiceless black girls gyrating in the video.” SORRY?
Well having watched the video several times… I can count 4 black girls and three white girls, not to mention Lily, who is fully involved in all of the licking, flicking and twerking. Not to mention the only one to perform Bananalingus.
Exhibit A) Non black dancer being photographed in her underwear.
Exhibit B) Non black dancer being spanked on all fours. Nobody appears to be concerned for her.
Exhibit C) Non black dancer with black dancer sharing what I assume is supposed to be “Tips”
So, I repeat… SORRY???
It is almost racist to discount the girls who aren’t black.
Jameela also tweeted:
Jameela who along with her many supporters believe they are in a position to tell others what we should/should not deem as racist or offensive, attempts to make the point that Caucasian dancers are also featured in the video. But if you watch the video those dancers (and Lily) are modestly dressed in comparison (see above) and are rarely seen, yet the black dancers (modern day Sarah Baartmans – watch her tragic story here) receive the most screen time and have been instructed to “twerk” for dear life (people tend to forget that in the society we live in women of African descent and Caucasian women are generally not treated the same). The decision to show them in this light was a deliberate one. Lily and the director had the agenda set long before those foolish and naive dancers agreed to take part in this level of buffoonery.
And for the record, I don’t actually buy mockney Lily’s reasoning for making this video. The reality is she was no longer ‘relevant’ so decided to rip a page out of Miley Cyrus’ book.
Anyway back to her mate Jameela. Everyone is entitled to their opinion including BBC Radio’s resident clothes horse. But really Jameela “I wrote this in your honour”, could you sound any more licky licky? But don’t worry, job well done. I’ am sure you and the dancers featured in Lily’s dubious music video will all receive Christmas party invitations this year for your ‘services’.
In response to Jameela’s blog post ‘quote of the day’ has to go to Mad News reader Wow.
She sounds stupid for writing the 41st blog in response/defence of Lily Allen video instead of writing a blog on the typhoon which has killed tens of thousands of people who are still in need. Maybe next time she should follow her own advice. And she is as blind as a bat.
Hahahahahahahahahaha. Oh Jameela you are funny.