Toby Keith & Will Smith Performance Leaves Asians Seeing Red
Any fan of Country Music knows that Toby Keith is no stranger to trouble. The country rock star is a living legend in the realm of blues infused guitar ballads and is known for his brash, “devil may care” attitude, but the same cannot be said for another music legend, Will Smith.
Far removed from his squeaky clean musical lyrics and carefully crafted image, the mega-movie star has found himself embroiled in the most unlikely of situations, as key representatives from several Asian civil rights groups are alleging that a concert performance by the Fresh Prince and Mr. Red, White n’ Blue contained racists gesturing.
The two performers’s rapped the lyrics of Hip-Hop classic, “Rapper’s Delight,” for the Nobel Peace Prize Concert on which Keith pulled back his eyes in what many believe to be an imitation of the slanted eye feature stereotypically attributed to all members of the Asian community.
“Toby Keith embarrassed himself and his country,” remarked a representative form the Asian American Justice Center. “[He] denigrated the Nobel Peace Prize and offended Asians and Asian Americans by using a crude, racist hand gesture.”
What do you think Hip-Hop Headz…..
Is this incident blown out of proportion and people are being too sensitive or is there really an issue with what Toby Keith did during the performance???
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