First off, Chester, is going to get knocked out…..ala carte style and his movie superstar father Tom Hanks won’t be able to do anything about it.
Yeah, I understand he’s had a rough life… growing up on the bad streets of Pacific Palisades. This OG privileged white kid cut his teeth on the soccer field turf where battles turned hard boys into hard older boys. Guess he’s earned that right to sling words of oppression into terms that he could take back and own! Go for it Gangster Hanks… don’t let the white man take you down… smh!
By his own admission, however, Chet knows most of you won’t “get” it, so he accompanied his video with a 280-word screed about how “f**k[ing one’s] hating ass ni**az” is actually an inalienable right protected by the Constitution:
If I say the word ni**a I say it amongst people I love and who love me. If I say “f**k yall hatin ass ni**az” it’s because that’s really how I felt at the time. And I don’t accept society getting to decide what ANYBODY can or can’t say. That’s something we call FREE SPEECH. Now I understand the older generation who grew up in the Jim Crowe era might have strong feelings against this. And that’s understandable… But what I’m saying is this is 2015… And even tho we are still far from where we need to be and black people are still being literally KILLED by a RACIST and f**ked up system… We have also reached a point where the word can no longer have a negative connotation if we so choose. And who is to say only black people can use it? The way I see it, it’s a word that unifies the culture of HIP-HOP across ALL RACES, which is actually kind of a beautiful thing. It’s a word that can be used out of camaraderie and love, not just exclusively for black people. What’s the point in putting all these built up “rules” about it. It’s time to let go. You can hate me or love me for it, but can’t nobody tell me what I can or can’t say. It’s got nothing to do with trying to be a thug. It’s about the culture of the music. And that’s all I have to say about that (no pun intended) lol. It’s all love. Some people will get it, some people won’t. Either way, Ima keep living my life however the f**k I want. ALL LOVE.
No one should use that word period! And this idiot deserves all the beat downs he will receive in the future!!
I said my piece and I’m out.