Sky Ferreira Responds To Claims Her New Video Is Racist

04/18/2014
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(Radio.com) In her new video for "I Blame Myself," off her 2013 debut, Night Time, My Time, Sky Ferreira plays the head of an all-male gang, who just so happen to be black.

While the clip shows Ferreira stylishly driving around Los Angeles while she does a little dancing and eventually gets arrested for her unknown bad deeds, some are calling the clip racist.

According to Spin, some on Facebook have expressed their dismay with comments like, "I'm tired of seeing black people used as props." Another wrote, "These actors BECAUSE of their skin color are automatically reduced to the neighborhood setting you shot this video in." Part of the clip was filmed in Compton, though not all of it.

Ferreira disagrees with this take on the video and has made that very clear in a very long post on Facebook where she writes, "Nothing upsets me more than being called racist because that is one of the most hateful things anyone can be. Not only do I find it insulting towards myself but I also feel insulted for the actors & dancers & my family in the video. No, I did not use black back up dancers as "props". I never have and never will look at any human being as a prop. That's disgusting."

She goes on to say, "I auditioned a bunch of dancers, all races & my dancers were the best ones." Adding, "I know that you have to be socially aware & mindful of others but when I look at this video I don't see race as a issue. Stop trying to search for something that isn't there." She had more to say.

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