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jonguppiepuppy:

And to all of you who are saying that he meant it this was or that he didn’t mean it, you CANNOT JUDGE! You do not know his intentions, what he said was wrong, he might’ve meant it he might’ve not, i’m not gonna defend him, but you all have to stop acting like you know him blah blah, know whats in…

And to all of you who are saying that he meant it this was or that he didn’t mean it, you CANNOT JUDGE! You do not know his intentions, what he said was wrong, he might’ve meant it he might’ve not, i’m not gonna defend him, but you all have to stop acting like you know him blah blah, know whats in his heart blah blah. You only know him from what you see which was in front of a camera. So please stop saying that he meant it or that he didn’t, say that what he did Was Wrong and that he should apologise, approach the subject gently(is this the right word), talk nicely, there is no need for cursing or calling others names.

I hate it when people hate on others for being homophobic or sexist, you are not any better than them. They might not be very open-minded, they might have been brought up in a different culture, try and talk to them, show them why it is wrong, and if they were proper HUMANS, they will realise they were wrong and change their views. I was called ignorant and was cursed so many times when I was trying to look for answers, i was homophobic because I didn’t know a lot about it, when I was a kid, I was taught to hate it, but when I grew up and I saw actual people that are homosexual I didn’t get what was wrong about it, I feel so bad for ever judging people that I didn’t even know. So PLEASE the next time you see someone doing something wrong, instead of calling them names and cursing them, try and educate them a bit about it, many are ready to listen, most don’t even know they are wrong. If you want this world to be a good place where everyone accepts the other and understands them, you have to start from yourself.

  • Track Name

    Yixing getting defensive over EXO's sexuality

  • Album

    Nanjing Music Festival

  • Artist

    140818 YIXING

byunbaekme:

yixingology:

godofwrapping:

shinjukugewalt:

choisiwonthirstprincess:

rayedictator:

yixingology:

"Actually, we are all men, real men ah! Everyone, don’t think of dirty thoughts!"

*this was after the crossdressing and wig talk*

© fearlessbaek浮云

u want to dig that hole any deeper bro?

YALL GOT UR OWN SIWON NOW!!!

Apparently homophobia is an SM tradition! Because gay/bi/not straight men aren’t real men!

But seriously, not surprised at all. EXO’s so damn popular, I’m surprised they haven’t fucked up more by now (although the colorist comments and Kai saying the n word were pretty bad, people just don’t talk about it because they’re EXO).

#too bad though I liked yixing

Well good thing your “like” for him is already in the past. His statement might be perceived differently and may elicit varying emotions but one thing I’m sure of is that the last thing Yixing would do is to hurt other people’s feeling.

The Yixing that I know loves his fans enough to stay behind everyone just to bow multiple times at them."If my bows could represent gratitude and respect, then I hope that you don’t think that I bow too much.” 

The Yixing that I know would apologize to his fans if he did something wrong because he could read their sentiments. “Regarding the lost fan gifts at the airport today, I would like to express my sincerest apologies. I will accept all criticism and change my habit of forgetting things easily. I understand that fans have it hard. From my heart- I’m deeply sorry.”

The Yixing that I know constantly wishes for world peace.

The Yixing that I know will donate his prize money to the nursing homes for the elderly.

What saddens me is that people are quick to judge him because of something like a ~*slip up*~? Yixing carefully wields his words like tools. Maybe he was just too blur to realize that he might offend some people with that statement. Maybe the problem lies on the fans because they’re too overly sensitive. Maybe all this misunderstanding lies in the fact that everyone is unique and was raised in a different environment, raised in a different culture. I just wish that everyone would be more open minded to things like these. Keep in mind that if you expect someone to act upon your culture then also act upon that person’s culture.

Hating on Yixing?YIXING?Have people actually lost their damn mind?-.- The sweetest,kindest and most respectful person. That guy who would never intentionally hurt anyone?You need to take multiple seats cause you’re fucking insane.Are you itching that bad to find something to hate EXO for?Is your itch that bad?I’m not gonna say anything else cause the previous comment said it all. 

"Keep in mind that if you expect someone to act upon your culture then also act upon that person’s culture."

eamo2747 asked:

I'm confused about what Beethoven was doing in the black composers post. He was German.

cubbyzissou:

thepianogirl1:

unimaginableunimaginable:

deadcatwithaflamethrower:

whitepeoplestealingculture:

By golly gee! I keep forgetting that Black people didn’t exist until the Fresh Prince of Bel Air came on television! Or that Black people existed in anywhere else than Africa even with slavery going on :) My apologies.

Anyway, here’s proof that Beethoven was Black:

"… Said directly, Beethoven was a black man. Specifically, his mother was a Moor, that group of Muslim Northern Africans who conquered parts of Europe—making Spain their capital—for some 800 years.

In order to make such a substantial statement, presentation of verifiable evidence is compulsory. Let’s start with what some of Beethoven’s contemporaries and biographers say about his brown complexion:

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(Louis Letronne, Beethoven, 1814, pencil drawing.)

"Frederick Hertz, German anthropologist, used these terms to describe him: ‘Negroid traits, dark skin, flat, thick nose.’

Emil Ludwig, in his book ‘Beethoven,’ says: ‘His face reveals no trace of the German. He was so dark that people dubbed him Spagnol [dark-skinned].’

Fanny Giannatasio del Rio, in her book ‘An Unrequited Love: An Episode in the Life of Beethoven,’ wrote ‘His somewhat flat broad nose and rather wide mouth, his small piercing eyes and swarthy [dark] complexion, pockmarked into the bargain, gave him a strong resemblance to a mulatto.’

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Beethoven’s death mask: profile and full face

C. Czerny stated, ‘His beard—he had not shaved for several days—made the lower part of his already brown face still darker.’

Following are one word descriptions of Beethoven from various writers: Grillparzer, ‘dark’; Bettina von Armin, ‘brown’; Schindler, ‘red and brown’; Rellstab, ‘brownish’; Gelinek, ‘short, dark.’

In Alexander Thayer’s Life of Beethoven, vol.1, p. 134,  the author states, “there is none of that obscurity which exalts one to write history as he would have it and not as it really was. The facts are too patent.” On this same page, he states that the German composer Franz Josef Haydn was referred to as a “Moor” by Prince Esterhazy, and Beethoven had “even more of the Moor in his looks.’ On p. 72, a Beethoven contemporary, Gottfried Fischer, describes him as round-nosed and of dark complexion. Also, he was called ‘der Spagnol’ (the Spaniard).

Other “patent” sources, of which there are many, include, but are not limited to, Beethoven by Maynard Solomon, p.78. He is described as having “thick, bristly coal-black hair” (in today’s parlance, we proudly call it ‘kinky’) and a ‘ruddy-complexioned face.’ In   Beethoven:  His Life and Times by Artes Orga, p.72, Beethoven’s pupil, Carl Czerny of the ‘School of Velocity’ fame, recalls that Beethoven’s ‘coal-black hair, cut a la Titus, stood up around his head [sounds almost like an Afro].  His black beard…darkened the lower part of his dark-complexioned face.’

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Engraving by Blasius Hofel, Beethoven, 1814, color facsimile of engraving after a pencil drawing by Louis Letronne. This engraving was regarded in Beethoven’s circle as particularly lifelike. Beethoven himself thought highly of it, and gave several copies to his friends.

Beethoven, the Black Spaniard

(read more here)

They whitewashed BEETHOVEN?  O_O

Thank you, history/fact-checking Tumblr.

I now feel the need to go burn every white-skinned image of Beethoven I can find.

beethoven was totally black! how do people not know this?

jk because erasure

I have been playing Beethoven’s music for 10+ years now and had absolutely no idea he was black.
My life has been a lie.

OH MY GOD HOLY SHIT.

I HAVE A BACHELOR DEGREE IN MUSIC, MY MAJOR WAS “MUSIC HISTORY, THEORY, AND LITERATURE”

I TOOK MULTIPLE CLASSES SPECIFICALLY IN BEETHOVEN’S STRING QUARTETS AND MY SCHOOL HAD AN INTERNATIONAL BEETHOVEN SYMPOSIUM WHERE THERE WERE PAPERS ON THINGS LIKE THE KIND OF FUCKING PAAAAAAPER HE DID HIS MANUSCRIPTS ON, IN DIFFERENT CITIES, TO SEE WHERE AND WHEN HE WROTE SPECIFIC SNIPPETS OF MUSIC.

NEVER IN MY EDUCATION OR READINGS DID I EITHER

A) NOTICE THIS

B) WAS SPECIFICALLY TOLD THIS.

I think there’s a combination of systemic racism in this, and my own internalized racism. I have, in fact, read Maynard Solomon’s biography and didn’t pick up on this. I have read the Czerny sources as well. My Beethoven teacher (Bill Kinderman) is one of the top Beethoven scholars in the world, and I don’t remember hearing any of this from him.

I even did a semester of graduate work in musicology, specifically focusing on the Beethoven string quartets (I really fucking love those things) and we never spoke about this.

I cannot say I am in any way surprised at this. I am embarrassed, angry, and upset that this was erased from my DECADES of music education.

Which doesn’t surprise me at all, because classical music is very specifically in our culture for white people, especially men, especially upper class white men.

Oof, this one is going to take a while to fully fucking digest, I am in angry tears.

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