Posted on Wed Apr 13, 2011 10:12 AM PDT
Ashley Judd has apologized for the misinformed remarks she made about rap and hip-hop in her new memoir, which apparently struck a nerve with people all over the world.
While discussing an AIDS awareness program she works with in All That Is Bitter and Sweet, Judd wrote, "Along with other performers, YouthAIDS was supported by rap and hip-hop artists like Snoop Dogg and P. Diddy to spread the message...um, who? Those names were a red flag ... As far as I'm concerned, most rap and hip-hop music - with its rape culture and insanely abusive lyrics and depictions of girls and women as 'ho's' - is the contemporary soundtrack of misogyny."
Judd received thousands of angry tweets and stacks of hate mail for her comments, and not only has she issued an apology, but she says she believes she should have done a better job researching her story. In a post on GlobalGrind, Judd writes, "The outcry regarding my remarks, 2 paragraphs of my 400+ page book, regarding hip hop and rap, has been as astounding as it is out of context ... I have looked closely at the feedback I have received about those two paragraphs, and absolutely see your points, and I fully capitulate to your rightness, and again humbly offer my heartfelt amends for not having been able to see the fault in my writing, and not having anticipated it would be painful for so many. Crucial words are missing that could have made a giant difference."
Click here to see Judd's full statement...
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