After the entire Internet had a field day with Brad Paisley and LL Cool J‘s song “Accidental Racist,” you’d assume whoever’s handling their careers would’ve taken them aside and said, “For the love of God, don’t try to make this better by talking even more about it.” And they’d be absolutely right because LL Cool J went on Good Morning America today and not only said people should stop being bitter about slavery, but that the Confederate flag’s like a pirate flag. Via Mediaite:
“(S)ometimes I put a skull and crossbones on and, you know, my wife gets upset with me, but I’m not a pirate. … So if my man got a Confederate flag on, that doesn’t mean he’s a confederate soldier.”
Without exaggerating, that is literally the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard in all my years writing the site, but let’s talk about something even more important than conflating the goddamn Jolly Roger with a flag that represents an entire region’s violent attempt to form a new country solely because they weren’t allowed to own black people like cattle. Something like LL Cool J’s wife getting mad at him because somebody might think he’s a pirate which proves women really will find anything to nag about it. WHEN WILL THIS OPPRESSION END?!