Singer Kelis has accused Britain of being racially backward after claiming she was abused because of her skin colour while queueing at a London airport.Another one I had to look up...
So, what's the story?
She used her Twitter account to describe her ordeal which saw her clash with a "red faced sweaty man" and being called a "slave", "probably a disgusting Nigerian", and that an official behind the passport desk had laughed and said "Kunta Kinte", the name of a slave in Alex Haley's best selling book about the slave trade, Roots.Shocking! awful! And the 'Guardian' takes her at her own words.
She said the man believed Kelis had pushed in. The singer wrote: "We just landed and I had the midget with me. we get in the passport control line and apparently pissed this one man off cause he thought I cut the line. Which wouldn't be far fetched of me but this time I actually didn't (not entirely anyway)...Sympathy evaporating fast. I can pretty much imagine how this situation went.
And I don't suppose it's occurred to her that if he was in the same passport queue with her, he wouldn't be likely to be a Brit. Don't they go to a different queue? Admittedly, I haven't flown for a year or so, but that was always the case then...
All the while the entire line full of people I just sat on a plane with for almost 3 hours.They've just had a long flight, and if some up-herself stroppy cow is having a tantrum in the check-in aisle, then yes, they're going to look the other way, silently rolling eyes at one another and hoping this doesn't hold them up further.
"Over 50 people said nothing. I mean literally nothing. Didn't flinch.
I didn't say anything at the time of the riots in London For a lot of reasons. But I am in london all the time and today I'm gonna say that the racial issues in the UK are disgusting.Oh, really? Feel free to never come here again to play....whatever the hell it is you play.