The Pardu

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Monday, February 23, 2015

Jigaboo Music? Lady Gaga's Music Masked By What?



 
Do you want to know what happens when news cast managers reach to hire for from: over substance?
Have you ever heard the word "jigaboo?" You maybe a bit young to have heard the word, or you may ave been raise did an environment where its use was not an existential part of your environmental lexicon. If you are a very high end Generation X(er) you may not have experienced use of the word. If you are an African-American you are familiar with the word regardless of your age. And, there-in lies a foundation for deeper understanding of diversity, inclusivity and thinking outside our safe demographic zones.

Merriam-Webster Dictionary
jig·a·boo
ˈjiɡəˌbo͞o/
noun
NORTH AMERICAN informal offensive
  1. a black person.
The Urban Dictionary
The funniest sounding racial slur known to man. Used mainly by whites to disparage black people.
"You ain't nothin' but a jigaboo, boy. Now shine them shoes!"
Last night's Academy Award Gala, led to yet another case of "privilege"  that  was both nonsensical and very much unnecessary. A Ohio news anchor stepped into the proverbial landmine field of "white (judgemental) talk" regarding the music of Lady Gaga.

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Ohio Fox Anchor Calls Lady Gaga's Music 'Jigaboo' In Front Of Black Colleague

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A news anchor for a Fox affiliate in Ohio described Lady Gaga's Academy Awards performance as "jigaboo music" live on the air Monday in front of her black colleague.

Kristi Capel, who co-hosts Cleveland-based WJW's "Fox 8 News In The Morning," was discussing the performance when she said: "It's hard to really hear her voice with all the jigaboo music."
 
"Whatever you want to call it, jigaboo," she added. 
Capel's co-host, Wayne Dawson, quickly turned the conversation back to Lady Gaga's vocal talents. 
Capel soon apologized on Twitter, saying she didn't know the meaning of the word:
  John W. Ferguson @John_Ferguson_
@Kristi_Capel on @fox8news decides to call Lady Gaga's music as "jiggaboo" music. Not once but twice!!! Wow!!!

@John_Ferguson_ @fox8news I apologize if I offended you, I had no idea it was a word or what it meant. Thank you for watching.

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"It's hard to really hear her voice with all the jigaboo music." 
While I cannot speak to any Gaga songs, I find it hard to understand the relevance of the news hosts comments considering the performer's rendition of "The Hills Are Alive" from The Sound of Music moive. If you give the first 36 seconds of the embed below, you might also come away with an active head scratch.



" .....if I offended you, I had no idea it was a word or what it meant."

If the host had "no idea it was a word or want it meant," why did she use the word?" Could it be she has heard others use the vernacular? Did she reach back into the deep recesses of her mind for utterances from parents or high-end baby boomer friends?

Her explanation of "not knowing" has become commonplace from people who over exercise "white privilege." If she didn't mean to disparage, why label Lady Gaga's music in any way?




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