“Totally agree. I also saw Jay-Z nod his head approvingly with a little smile on his face. I think the fact that J did not get up off his seat has a lot more to do with his ego (being the bigger super star) than the Rihanna situation.”
“I don't think you become a loser by congratulating a public figure you admire on a joyful occasion they chose to share with you.. but you certainly don't have a life when you take the time to click and comment repeatedly and negatively about something you apparently do not care about!”
“I am happy for her. And for all the people that think this is a publicity stunt, it might be. But I see it as taking the power away from the media that have been speculating for years whether she is pregnant.
This way everyone sees the footage at the same time and she won't have to be hunted down for a picture of her growing belly. They are one of the very few respectable and private couples left in Hollywood. We never heard about her wedding, she never showed off the size of her ring, we don't see pictures of her falling drunk on her face, no PDA between her and her husband.
If there is one thing worth being joyful about and sharing with the world, it is the blessing of having a child.”
Mar 14, 2011 at 09:38:58
“I applaud those artists but I do think that Apartheid is viewed differently, maybe because of our own roots in slavery and the racial tensions we lived in this country. I can see Usher refusing to preform in South Africa because of his own heritage, but not seeing anything wrong preforming for Qadafi.”
Mar 14, 2011 at 08:46:27
“They had no reason not to perform for him. Our U.S government normalized relations with him and were actually praising him for being a reformed ex dictator while enjoying Libyan Oil. The U.K helped release the Libyan man responsible for the Lockerbie b ombing all because they wanted Qadafi to approve new BP contracts, Condoleezza Rice, rumsfeld, and clinton all met with him or his son and welcomed him with open arms to pitch his tent in the U.S for a formal state visit. why are we holding entertainers to a higher moral ground than our own governments?”
GraceNotes on Mar 14, 2011 at 09:26:20
“And yet, when America had normal relations with South Africa during Apartheid, there were artists who refused to perform there, because they opposed the policies and had the courage to stand up for their convictions.”
“Well that is one ignorant comment. Muslim women became heads of states and presidents in plenty of other countries including Pakistan. Where is YOUR woman president?? Open your eyes and stop buying into idiotic stereotypes.”
“That is very ignorant of you. A lot of Muslim women make the CHOICE to cover themselves here in the US. No one is forcing them. and I should know, because I am a Muslim woman who covers out of my own free will and belief system. I don't go around feeling judgmental about women who work as strippers, or appear in magazines naked, and I don't blame the "christian western men" for using western women as a ploy to generate profit. I don't hold your entire culture responsible for girls gone wild, the porn industry, or Hugh Hefner having twin sisters as girlfriends. These are adult women making their choice, and so am I!”
GallopingCat on Oct 27, 2008 at 07:03:18
“Who is being ignorant? In Iran, it is the law that you have to wear a head scarf. You could be arrested. Your rant is totally uncalled for.
Muslim Americans are free to worship in the US, and should be thankful, like we all should be, that it stays that way.”
sib on Oct 27, 2008 at 03:50:10
Sadly in Iran and other countries such as Saudi Arabia women don't have the freedom you have. You like to cover your hair, that's fine. There are millions of Iranian women who want to be free and wear what they want to wear and have the equal rights but the dictators of Iran don't let them. I wish them your freedom of choice.”