Speaking to the Guardian, the soul and R&B singer spoke on the comments she made during an interview with Vulture’s David Marchese that became viral.
“I don’t regret anything. I don’t like to make people feel uncomfortable or bad. But people are very sensitive in this climate. It’s very understandable. I totally understand. I get mad with them. I get it,” Badu said. “But no. I would never take back a message of love. “I’m sorry that it was misunderstood. But not sorry for saying it because it was from a place of love. And sometimes that happens.”
Badu received backlash for the Hitler comments, as well as a remark on Bill Cosby after the interview was published.
“I don’t want to get scared into not thinking for myself. I weigh everything. Even what you just asked me, I would have to really think about it and know the facts in each of those situations before I made a judgment. Because I love Bill Cosby, and I love what he’s done for the world. But if he’s sick, why would I be angry with him?” Badu previously said. “The people who got hurt, I feel so bad for them. I want them to feel better, too. But sick people do evil things; hurt people hurt people…I’m not trying to rebel against what everybody’s saying, but maybe I want to measure it…The rush to get mad doesn’t make sense to me.”
Following the backlash, the artist took to Twitter to say that her comments on Hitler were misconstrued.
“People are in real pain. So I understand why my ‘good’ intent was misconstrued as ‘bad.'” she wrote. “In trying to express a point, I used 1 of the worst examples possible, Not to support the cruel actions of an unwell, psychopathic Adolf Hitler, but to only exaggerate a show of compassion.”
Source: The Guardian
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