I’m angry so this piece will, no doubt, reflect that in less than quality writing.
The Me Too Movement has gone after the music industry. I know that all art is subjective but some of these accusations border on lunacy.
A 1940s musical entitled “Baby it’s Cold Outside. ” supposedly supports rape. The following is a list of music they claim have hidden meanings. John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen, Michael Jackson….. There’s no need to go on. The list is endless but impressive. The McCartney song they have a problem with is “Let it Be.” What a stretch. He has always said that a dream about his mother inspired that song.
We should have known that once Hollywood got in the game this would turn stupid.
Please believe me when I say I find any kind of sexual abuse abhorrent. I came very close to being raped. I had to run through the dark mountain woods at the age of 15 to get away. I was scratched, bruised, cut and terrified. I was also lucky.
As artists, what should musicians do? 1) Tell them what the song means. 2) sing the meaning – lyrics and 3) Tell them what they just meant?
Those actors claim they had no choice if they wanted the part. They qualified the meaning of the word, choice. They could have said, “No.” They didn’t say NO and laughed all the way to the bank. My heart bleeds for them. I’m being sarcastic. That’s just the way I feel. I still have a First Amendment Right last time I checked.