Azealia Banks responds to Candace Owens’ Juneteenth criticism
"Juneteenth is sooooo lame," Owens tweeted
Azealia Banks is not impressed with Candace Owens ‘comments on the Juneteenth.
Many across the country are celebrating the news that June 15 will be a national day, but Owens is not. She went to Twitter to blow up the holiday, but Banks didn't have it and quickly shot back on Friday.
“June is soooo lame. The Democrats really need to stop trying to repackage segregation. I only celebrate July 4th and July 4th. I'm American, "Owens tweeted.
Candace Owens can be seen on the set of Candace on May 17, 2021 in Nashville, Tennessee. The show will air on Tuesday, May 18, 2021. (Photo by Jason Kempin / Getty Images)
Juneteenth originated in Galveston, Texas, where more than 200,000 enslaved blacks were told they were free two years after the Emancipation Proclamation. That was months before the 13th amendment to the official eradication of slavery went into effect, as reported by theGrio.
Banks shot back to Owens with "Tread lightly sis".
But the rapper didn't stop there. "According to this logic, you would still be enslaved on July 4, 1776," wrote the rapper in a now-deleted Instagram post The Wrap. “Most likely close to starvation because all of America's food supplies have been prioritized for war while you hand sew American flags and strive to care for the sickly child of a depressed 24 year old white widow until your nipples crack and dry."
Azealia Banks will perform on stage at the OHWOW & HTC Celebration of the Release of "TERRYWOOD" with Terry Richardson at The Standard Hotel & Spa on December 7, 2012 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Frazer Harrison / Getty Images for HTC)
She also alluded to Owens being lynched. On a number of Instagram stories, she added, "You really do pick on old blacks [for] weird white internet users for their entertainment."
“Is that what it means to be a black conservative? That doesn't mean being a black conservative means that you only make fun of black people. B *** h, that's not it, "she said.
But Banks wasn't the only one firing back at Owens. Many users on Twitter participated.
"Tell me they didn't invite you to the barbecue without saying they didn't invite you to the barbecue," wrote activist Amber Gustafson.
"I would suggest you read a history book, but I am not aware of any menu designed like a Denny's menu for you to record," added author Matthew Dowd.
Another typed: “Oh what the hell. Girl I don't follow made a lot of sense before, but now you're just trying to be controversial for no reason. Celebrating June 10th doesn't make you un-American. "
“Candace, blacks, especially in the south, always celebrated the date of the proclamation of emancipation (Junieenth). There's nothing lame about that, because without them you wouldn't be where you are today, ”added another.
While Owens slammed the Juneteenth, the White House was celebrating the day. On Thursday, President Joe Biden officially made Juneteenth a federal holiday.
A historic event was held in the White House to mark the occasion. Many members of the Congressional Black Caucus, black officials in the Biden administration, members of the civil rights community and singer Usher Raymond attended.
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