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Questlove Apologizes for Racist Instagrams

Posted by - 01:51 PM on 12/30/13
Questlove has posted a statement on Facebook apologizing for racist Instagrams that were posted over the weekend.
look. i'm a human being and dumber yet, i'm a public figure. if you're lucky enough to be either of the aforementioned, then not only should one stay clear of saying or writing hurtful things, one should actively work against feeling comfortable, thinking hurtful thoughts. given that black culture consistently finds itself at the butt end of so many offensive "outsider" jokes, I should be way, way more sensitive (after all, who's zooming who). I for one, should never allow my cultural bias to take precedence over my "examined life" (clunkers be damned). i know the whole kinder and gentler thing reeks of a self serving political correctness, but eff it, it's "all me".
 
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02:15 PM on 12/30/13
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Quest seems like the best
02:21 PM on 12/30/13
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Good on him.
02:27 PM on 12/30/13
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Ok I love an respect the Roots. Way talented and deserving but I have met Questlove a handful of times and he has come off as rude and egotistical each time. Major letdown.
02:35 PM on 12/30/13
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Seems pretty genuine.
02:58 PM on 12/30/13
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I DON'T SLEEP CUZ SLEEP IS THE COUSIN OF DEATH
02:59 PM on 12/30/13
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Damn Quest I really wanna listen to Illmatic followed by the Roots' discog now, thanks brah
03:19 PM on 12/30/13
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he stepped out of line, he better apologize.
03:28 PM on 12/30/13
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What did he exactly post?
11:31 PM on 12/30/13
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"unfortunately, i've offended my asian brothers & sisters with an IG post which i made during my recent tour of japan. in that post, i likened a japanese department store employee's vocal intonation to that of a (church) deacon speaking in tongues. clearly, i didn't intend to offend anyone (asian or otherwise), clearly, i *thought* that comparison was funny-cute

... and clearly i thought wrong."

what exactly did he write?
10:12 AM on 12/31/13
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"unfortunately, i've offended my asian brothers & sisters with an IG post which i made during my recent tour of japan. in that post, i likened a japanese department store employee's vocal intonation to that of a (church) deacon speaking in tongues. clearly, i didn't intend to offend anyone (asian or otherwise), clearly, i *thought* that comparison was funny-cute

... and clearly i thought wrong."

what exactly did he write?
From what I've read, he replaced Rs instead of Ls in words to mock Asians. Off hand I think he posted video of an Asian dude snoring. He hashtagged it "Sir Snores a Rot" or something to that effect.
10:13 AM on 12/31/13
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he stepped out of line, he better apologize.
Are you being sarcastic or serious? Just want to know.
02:31 PM on 12/31/13
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Quest seems like the best

he really is


Ok I love an respect the Roots. Way talented and deserving but I have met Questlove a handful of times and he has come off as rude and egotistical each time. Major letdown.

welcome to the rap game
12:57 PM on 01/01/14
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The worst part of this is all the comments complaining about him apologizing, saying that he doesn't need to just because "people are too sensitive." Gross.

Good for Quest, though. An apology was necessary.
02:55 AM on 01/02/14
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