On Wednesday, TMZ reported that R&B star Erykah Badu says there was a lot of good in Adolf Hitler, the brutal Nazi dictator responsible for the deaths of millions of people.
According to TMZ:
The singer launched her defense of the Nazi during an interview with Vulture, saying, “I see good in everybody. I saw something good in Hitler.” For instance, she says, “Hitler was a wonderful painter.”
Vulture gave her a chance to rephrase, but Erykah stuck to her guns, and claimed Hitler’s “terrible childhood” might be the only reason he became a monster. To be clear, Erykah says she’s not an anti-Semite, just a humanist.
In her words, “I don’t care if the whole group says something, I’m going to be honest. I know I don’t have the most popular opinion sometimes.”
Black twitter mad at Erykah Badu for saying Hitler was a wonderful painter- meanwhile folks really paid damn near half a mil for his work when his paintings were auctioned off
— kind2know1✊????✊????✊????✊ (@conscious_sis) January 24, 2018
Me: oh, why is Erykah Badu trending
Erykah: I saw something good in Hitler…
Trending: Cartoon of the Day: Conjoined Bullies
— Laaaa (@Kingcam) January 24, 2018
You get the idea.
Let me just take TMZ to task here — for starters, Hitler didn’t order a specific number of people to be killed, but he is responsible for the murder of some six million Jews. That number could even be higher. And he didn’t give an order to murder a specific number of people as far as I know.
Anyway, here’s my take:
Exit question: Can you imagine what would have happened if President Trump or a supporter said something this crazy? Oh, wait, we don’t need to wait, the left already thinks every Trump supporter is literally Hitler anyway…
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- The new reality for the left: Trump is the new Hitler