You might want to ask WHY Verizon Wireless and American Idol have featured (A/I at least twice) a hip hop artist, AKON, who has a prolific history of misogyny and in the latest incident was captured simulating a sex act(rather violently in my opinion), on stage during a concert in Trinidad with a 14 YEAR OLD GIRL! The Video is all the rage in the Black Blogosphere, and YET again ignored by mainstream media. Listen to the crickets chirp! The seriousness of this incident is indicated by his panicked record label's attempt to accomplish the impossible and remove the video from the internet.
Concreteloop has the latest. A really good summation is also on Pandagon and Sistah Toldjah. There is also an article in the Trinidad Express (BEWARE OF SPYWARE ON SITE THOUGH). Video is still available at o1lt.com
VERIZON wins this week's WAGGING FINGER OF SHAME AWARD! When you pay your Verizon bill each month, you are subsidizing this behavior. STOP FUNDING THE FOOLISHNESS people!
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